Well considering that the majority of the members of XBox Live are adolescent-to-young-adult males, I wouldn't expect much from the community at large in being friendly or even tolerant to gays or lesbians among them. But this takes it a step further, even Microsoft is not tolerant.

Identifying Yourself As A Lesbian Gets You Banned On XBOX Live

A member had her account banned because other players reported her profile as offensive because she identifies herself as a lesbian.

This isn't the first either, other players have been banned after identifying themselves as gay.

And the worst, "Richard Gaywood" was banned for having the word "gay" in his name. But its his legal name!

Seems like MS has gone so far to try to make sure that no one is offended, that they are becoming the bigots; or at least the bigot's puppets.

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I think you're right on the initial level, an admin just bans because multiple players report something offensive about a person. But then MS does little-to-no investigation in the appeal processes; and it seems in these cases they let the initial knee-jerk stand.

This is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. I have xbox Live but I have to say that Microsoft sucks and that I would be on the PlayStation Network if Halo or Gears were for PS3.

This is bad, but I would think it imprudent to join an adolescent community introducing yourself as Gaylord Gaysmith, or anything similar.

Oh, and there was a teacher in one of my elementary schools whose name was Gaylord  - and as inappropriate as making fun of that might have been, kids can be very inappropriate.

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