Friend Request Episode 26 – The Weight of Queerphobia

[Content Warning: Includes extensive discussion of fictional transphobia and queerphobia.]

We’re not always positive on the relationships and characters we discuss on this show, but this week is a different matter altogether. I like to think we err on the side of constructive criticism on this show, never hating for the sake of hate, and this week isn’t about hate either. Or rather, it’s not about OUR hate: it’s about the hate that game developers have displayed for trans and queer folks like us. This week, we’re discussing Chihiro Fujisaki from Danganronpa, Bridget from Guilty Gear, Mai from BlazBlue, Naoto Kurogane from Persona, and Erica Anderson from Catherine.

It’s a rough, sad ride.

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