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PAX document leaks on their new Diversity Lounge for 2014

12/20/13 4:00pm

Speaking of a lack of progress, PAX just can't seem to get back into the good graces of gamers outside the stereotypical heterosexual white male. After realizing that the Dickwolves fiasco had returned to hurt their bottom line following PAX Prime 13, a leaked document from Tuesday shows they're working on something called the Diversity Lounge.

The lounge aims to bring attention to issues surrounding women, people of color, the disabled, the LGBTQ community, and those with mental health issues by corralling them into a single area focused on diversity.  While maybe it's heart is in the right place, I don't think that furthering the US vs. THEM mentality is going to make people feel more accepted. In fact, this lounge is being referred to as a "Safe Zone", which implies that the rest of the convention floor is somehow not.

You could instead try having more people that represent these demographics as guests speakers who can lend their voices to those communities. But that's just what I think, let us know what you think about the Diversity Lounge in the comments. 

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