Penny Arcade Expo organizers will introduce a new information center for issues relating to LGBT, women, disabled gamers and mental health issues in the games community next year.
Images posted on Indie Statik show plans for a "Diversity hub and lounge" at events in Seattle, Boston and Melbourne. These will additionally serve as a "resource for industry professionals and fans to interface in a setting focused on diversity, receive diversity training, learn more about diversity, and meet people from diverse communities."
"Our goal was to highlight diverse groups (and organizations that represent diverse groups) in the industry that might not necessarily get exposure otherwise", PA's Robert Khoo told Kotaku. "We have a limited number of slots, and the booths are free. In addition, since all of our content is spread out at the show rather than 'tracked', the hub will also be a resource for people to find the diverse sessions, events, and exhibitors."
The full proposal can be found here.