Twitch, the world’s largest game streaming service provider, said on Wednesday that players will be able to add transgender tags to their videos-the company said this move will help include its 30 million daily players.
Twitch allows users to broadcast their own video game broadcasts, introducing “transgender”, “bisexual”, “black” and “disabled” tags in more than 350 new tags-users can add tags to their videos.
Amazon-owned Twitch said in a blog last week: “This is one of the most popular requests we heard, and the truth is simple, we should do it sooner.”
Then broadcast the news to users on Wednesday.
High-tech companies are under pressure to include more trans people in their products. Instagram and LinkedIn allow users to add pronouns to their profiles. This is a heated debate about what it means to be male or female.
The advocacy organization “Health Rights Campaign” stated that this year thousands of U.S. states want to ban young transgender Americans from participating in school sports or obtaining medical help. This year, they have signed a record 18 “anti-LGBTQ” items. “The state bill becomes law.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation told the Thomson Reuters Foundation: “By adding trans-tags, we can find each other very, very easily, and connect with each other.” Casey streamed under the username CaseyExplosion and declined to disclose Own full name.
“This is crucial, because for many gaming venues, if you are LGBT, it is a self-evident’don’t ask, don’t say’.”
Laura Dale said that the existing “LGBTQIA” tags are not specific enough to help transgender people connect easily, especially because many people consider themselves to be community “allies” and play pockets as LauraKBuzz Monster and Zelda game.
She said: “LGBT identities are very broad.”
Twitch said that about 70% of users are between 13 and 34 years old. According to data from the unofficial data site Twitch Tracker, they watch a total of 68 to 73 million hours of game time per day.
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