Microsoft Cracks Down On Xbox Live Homophobia

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Microsoft has made a small but vitally important step forward in improving the overall tone of the online chat and gaming banter within its Xbox Live community

If you have ever played against strangers on Xbox Live then you have most likely been exposed to a whole array of homophobic insults, regularly blasted out by frustrated teens on the gaming service.

And while it is difficult for Microsoft – and its millions of gaming customers on Live – to effectively police the service to weed out this widespread homophobia, the fact that the company has now announced a change to its Code of Conduct for the service, whereby you can describe your sexual orientation as gay, straight, bi, lesbian or transgender – is a major step in the right direction towards trying to inform and educate the many ignorant gamers out there.

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Italy ‘To Open First Prison For Transgender Inmates’

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Forward Equality Thinking Races Forward In Italy
Italy is to open one of the world’s first prisons for transgender inmates, reports say.

The prison, at Pozzale, near the Tuscan city of Florence, is expected to house inmates who mainly have convictions for drug-related offences and prostitution.

Gay rights groups in Italy welcomed the move to convert an almost empty medium security women’s prison into a specially equipped detention centre.

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Japanese Man ‘Marries’ Computer Game Character

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Wedding Party: SaL9000(left), Nene on the DS being held by the best man
 
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The Bride, Nene Anegasaki, from Konami’s Love Plus Photo: Konami
 
It had to happen…A Japanese man infatuated with a character in a computer game has married the object of his desires in a solemn ceremony in Tokyo.

The groom – who calls himself SAL9000 – says he fell in love with Nene Anegasaki from the Nintendo DS game Love Plus after a string of failed romances with girlfriends from other animated games.

The wedding took place at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and was presided over by a priest. The groom, dressed in a white suit and tie, read his vows before Ms Anegasaki flashed hers up on the touch screen of his red Nintendo.

The event was broadcast live on the Nico Nico Douga website, with the groom’s best man giving a speech and Ms Anegasaki’s maid of honour – also imaginary – posting an on-screen message expressing her happiness at the first union of a man and computer character.

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