His comment never condoned harassing her. Her being harassed is horrible but that doesn’t mean her videos can’t be criticized.
Your letting a very small group of people color your perception of the many. I’m a gamer, I also have never threatened or harassed anyone.
I don’t think that was their intent at all, I think it just got twisted up by people trying to still be mad at Penny Arcade. It wasn’t like you had to register as gay and they assign you to the diversity lounge. I saw it just like a gay bar, a place where everyone is welcome but people int he LGBT community might have an easier time connecting with one another, the exact same principle as something like GaymerX was going for.
But having a separate expo for ‘Gaymers’ is essentially the same thing as a diversity lounge, making something separate for people in the LGBT community. Making sure expos and conventions are inclusive should be a top priority for organizers. I just felt the criticism on the PAX diversity lounge was a little unfair.
I think the name change is a step forward. I never understood how last year PAX received criticism for their diversity lounge, but Gaymer X was the exact same thing on a larger scale and no one saw any problem with it. There doesn’t need to be a separate place for anyone, just a space for everyone that doesn’t tolerate mistreatment of others.