Xbox LIVE policy change allow users to express sexual orientation

Microsoft has changed its much argued policies for Xbox LIVE, allowing users to express their sexual orientation in their gamertags and profiles. In this regard, Microsoft has published an update to date Code of Conduct for Xbox LIVE, saying “You may use the following terms to express your relationship orientation in your profile or Gamertag: […]

Microsoft has changed its much argued policies for Xbox LIVE, allowing users to express their sexual orientation in their gamertags and profiles. In this regard, Microsoft has published an update to date Code of Conduct for Xbox LIVE, saying “You may use the following terms to express your relationship orientation in your profile or Gamertag: Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, or Straight.” However, Microsoft said they’ll be heavily moderating abuse on Xbox LIVE to take action upon users who “insult, harass, or any other pejorative use against other users,” based on other users sexual orientation. Microsoft recommends users take a break or mute players who make you angry. Director of policy and enforcement on Xbox LIVE, Stephen Toulouse, has tweeted, “Special thanks to GLAAD and Microsoft's LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) community for guidance on the terms.”