Another professional video gamer has come out as a gay.
Adam Fletcher is a Twitch streamer and video game executive. He also works for Blizzard Entertainment as the Esports product lead for Warcraft III: Reforged and StarCraft: Remastered.
On Sunday, Fletcher posted a thread of tweets in which he came out as gay.
“I’ve typed this tweet maybe 10+ times this year because I haven’t figured out a proper way of saying it… I’m gay,” wrote Fletcher.
Fletcher then shared that he’s been afraid of what coming out will do to his close relationships and his career, but he decided to take the leap of faith anyway.
Fletcher then said that not only were his close friends supportive of him, but so too were his coworkers.
He finished the Twitter thread to share how touched he is by the support of those close to him, and that has given him the strength to come out publicly.
Congratulations to him.
This is the latest event in the growing visibility of LGBTQ people in the gaming world. Top gamer Dominique McLean came out last Summer on Twitter, and then again when he won the Best ESports Player Award at the 2018 Game Awards. During his acceptance speech, he proclaimed that he’s a black, gay furry wo’s also the world’s best gamer.
Then, South Korean video gamer Hyeon “Effect” Hwang came out as Bisexual in late December saying that he was “finally putting down this burden after the hard time of hiding.”
Hopefully, these men will have helped other players to feel accepted in the world of gaming.