Xav de Matos over at Asylum has an interesting piece up about "Gay Video Game Characters Coming Out of the Closet". There's some good points made throughout, so we thought we'd let you know it's there. Xav de Matos states "developers tend to feel comfortable letting gamers choose between elves and orcs, but not being a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender character." It's not a long article, but it covers the points concisely and throws up some interesting questions, including why yet another article talking about gay characters tends to ignore the lesbian in favor of the gay male, but perhaps that's more of a gender issue as it is with straight gamers. You can check out our previous tongue in cheek article Characters in the Closet.