Dragon Age: Inquisition recognized by GLAAD

LGBT media advocacy organization praises Bioware title

BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition received a Special Recognition award from LGBT media advocacy organization GLAAD today, recognizing the "many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game."

Last month the game's Iron Bull, Sera, Dorian, and Krem all made it into GLAAD's list of 2014's Most Intriguing LGBT Characters.

"For nearly 30 years, the GLAAD Media Awards have raised the bar for inclusion in news and entertainment, transforming LGBT representation in media and moving the dial for acceptance across the globe," said GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

"It's been a remarkable year for equality, and nowhere is that more evident than in the visibility LGBT people have gained across media. This year's nominees, including expanded categories in Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series, reflect the widening diversity of LGBT images and storylines that are closing the gap to full acceptance."

The GLAAD Media Awards doesn't currently have a category for games, and explained the Special Recognition award was reserved for "outstanding media projects for which there is not a competitive category."

Some of the film and television shows that were nominated include The Imitation Game, Game of Thrones and Modern Family.

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