Which Apex Legends Are LGBTQ?
Respawn Entertainment's Battle Royale Apex Legends is full of varied and interesting characters to play as, each with a complicated backstory and lore attached to them. The Apex developers wanted to make the characters so well-rounded, that they even made their sexualities and gender identities common knowledge, making them even more three-dimensional. Fans who are part of the LGBTQ community relish the chance to be represented by their favourite game and characters.
So, which Apex Legends are LGBTQ?
Gibraltar - Gay
Gibraltar's sexuality is canon - it is referred to on his character bio on the official Apex Legends site, and refers to an event which changed his entire life. His bio is as follows;
"However, he only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide. His parents saved them, and his father lost an arm in the process. Gibraltar has never forgotten that sacrifice and has devoted his life to helping those in need."
Losing his boyfriend pushed Gibraltar into a life of helping and protecting others, and made him who he is.
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Bloodhound - Non-Binary
At the very advent of Apex Legends, developers wanted to make one thing clear, and Respawn community manager Jay Frechette told Rock, Paper, Shotgun that Bloodhound is “non-binary, or at least non-specified, in terms of gender.”
This sentiment has been echoed by Bloodhound's voice actor, Allegra Clark, several times. In videos posted on her TikTok account, Allegra cites that she was told by Respawn when recording the voice lines that Bloodhound was non-binary.
Loba - Bisexual
The high-society thief's sexuality has been all but confirmed by the writers, especially when Senior Writer Tom Casiello replied to a fan's question regarding a voice line of Loba's seemingly suggesting she was bisexual.
Mirage - Bisexual/Pansexual
While this one hasn't been confirmed, Apex fans definitely think Mirage is bisexual or pansexual. The majority of this suspicion appears to have been confirmed by the Season 6 quest comic, in which Mirage states "...my already standing-in-quicksand sexuality issues".
Valkyrie - Lesbian
Canonically, newest Apex Legend Valkyrie is a lesbian, adding to the diverse characters already in the game. Her Legend bio states "she had her ladies, her liquor, her love of the sky", and in an interview with MoonLiteWolf, Valkyrie voice actress Erika Ishii and Apex Legends senior writer Tom Casiello revealed that Kairi Imahara (Valkyrie) is a lesbian.
While some Apex Legends players don't see the need for such information regarding the personal lives of the characters in a game, it has to be said that representation of LGBTQ people in a huge online multiplayer Battle Royale is only a good thing moving forward for the community and gaming at large.
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