Out Wrestler Darren Young Coming To GaymerX Convention

darren young

Queer video-game enthusiasts are gearing up for GaymerX, the only con focusing on LGBT game players and developers, happening July 11-13 at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco.

The unique event includes panel discussions, game demos, cosplay and an appearance by out WWE wrestler Darren Young, who will sign autographs and partake in toe Fireside Chat with Darren Young panel. “Gay geeks and gamers around the world deserve to have their own community and I’m very proud to be a part of what should be an awesome experience,” says Young, who is featured in the WWE 2K14 wrestling game.

“Darren Young’s involvement in GaymerX is tremendously exciting. We understand the struggle that athletes face in coming out, especially when they live in the spotlight,” quoted Toni Rocca, President of GaymerX. “For a member of an organization as widely watched as WWE to be comfortable with his identity and also to continue to be accepted in his line of work is a great example for all athletic fields out there.”

Some 2,000 LGBT and ally gamers are expected at the weekend event. Get info on tickets and scheduling here.

Below, check out photos from the inaugural GaymerX convention

Photos: Matt Baume, GaymerX

pandora boxx 531820_961456616201_1758125198_n 1146969_608751439182090_1297295237_o 1147517_961459220981_398164440_o 1096956_961459754911_405057730_o 1077321_961455303831_1083637298_o 988695_961456311811_1555016476_n 892537_961467893601_1847122164_o gaymerX TH 999583_606983569358877_1030589448_n


Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.