People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers” your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am.
You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you.
Same with any minimum wage service too.
You wanna shit on people who work at Wal-Mart but you wouldn’t be able to summarily buy a vacuum, milk, a Blu-Ray player, a TV, and baby wipes at 2 AM without those employees.
You want to think cleaners should be these invisible, like they’re those magical tiny elves from fairy tales that just make everything clean and tidy while you’re asleep? Sorry, we’re just as much people as you are, and would like to function during normal work hours. So sorry, you’re going to have to endure us a bit during your day.
BISEXUALS ARE NOT CONFUSED
Bisexuals are not confused
BISEXUALS. ARE. NOT. CONFUSED.
BISEXUALS ARE NOT CONFUSED
idk im kind of confused on taxes??
BISEXUALS ARE ONLY SLIGHTLY CONFUSED ABOUT A FEW THINGS
LIKE TAXES AND AP CALC AND THE OCCASIONAL RIDDLE
Many have heard me and other members of the Paizo crew discuss our constant efforts to make the Pathfinder RPG a welcoming place for gamers of all stripes. Regardless, I’ve never been comfortable with the idea of pointing out places where we get things right (or make an honest attempt to get things right) in a professional venue. To me, that sounds like corporate bragging, and, worse, it sounds like marketing, when really it’s just people trying to be decent to each other.
That being said, I’ve had many readers ask me what Paizo products they can go to if they want to see more LGBTQ characters in Pathfinder. The answer’s a ton of places, literally dozens of adventures, sourcebooks, novels, and more.
So, for my personal reference, for your use (because if you’re here you’re an interested, charming, wonderful person), and for the guidance of those about to ask, I’ve assembled this list of 50 LGBTQ characters from the Pathfinder RPG. These are the first 50 characters who either leapt to mind or were on hand, and as such the sources and dates are skewed toward more recent characters. That also means that this is incredibly far from a comprehensive list. If you’re interested in the particulars of a character’s gender, sexuality, portrayal, role, or other specifics, I encourage you to either check out the PDF of the book in question or ask your fellow gamers on the product discussions linked with each. Additionally, at the end I’ve included a few links to past (and one future) discussions about LGBTQ topics and inclusivity in the Pathfinder RPG and the wider RPG world.
Hopefully these will be helpful next time you have a could-be gamer friend who says “I don’t know if that’s for me.” Turns out, Pathfinder’s for everybody, so come play!
50 LGBTQ Pathfinder RPG Characters
Azaz Arafe & Khelru (2014)
Lovers in the Scorched Hand
Bors & Roshad (2014)
Married Members of the Iridian Fold
Gender-Fluid Halfling Rogue
Lady Sophronia (2014)
Vera & Xulaine (2014)
Cleric of Cayden Cailean and Sweettalker
Agrit Staginsdar & Sara Morninghawk (2013)
Prominent Couple in Trunau
Alexius Demetri & Lycio Vallant (2013)
Owners of the Heldren Sawmill
Aron Kir & Sosiel Vaenic (2013)
Heroic Lovers from Kenabres
Empyreal Lord of Freedom, Physical Beauty, and Sexuality
Bella Belvorica & Solveig Ayrdahl (2013)
Duty-Parted Lovers in Whitethrone
Cesseer of Ning (2013)
An Ukara or “battleflower” from the Suzerainty of Ning on Triaxus (Ukara renounce all outward expressions of gender and are sought after as consorts regardless of gender or sexuality)
Irabeth & Anevia (2013)
Married Heroes of the Worldwound
Lona Orames & Duranna Alnurris (2013)
Cloud Giant Lovers
Half-Elf Magus in Artrosa (2013)
Porfirio & Dragomir (2013)
Princess Cassisoche & Lady Ilya (2013)
Princess of Irrisen and Proprietress of the Frosthall Theater in Whitethrone
Esmerelda Darkshadow (2012)
Tragic Eldritch Knight
Filario Grantsliem (2012)
Desperate Member of the Gray Maidens
Herifax & Kanya (2012)
Harpy and Catfolk Lovers
Mother Lanani Shabu (2012)
Halfling Tribe Leader
Salty Chuzek & Dagoros Wildrum (2012)
Monster Hunters in Myscurial
Adventurer Father of Varian Jeggare
Vonran Vilk (2012)
Former Pathfinder Society Master of Blades
Aaqir al’Hakam & Emir Thalzar Gaatan (2011)
Qadira Faction Head, Raising Three Adopted Daughters with Husband
Molly & Marzalee the Weaver (2011)
Dwarf and Ant Queen Partners
Creator of the Harrow
Master Thief and Lock-Breaker
Elias Sayer and the Tallow Boys (2010)
Head of an Organization of Gay Information Brokers
Queen Illeosa & Sabina Merrin (2008)
Ruler of Korvosa and Bodyguard
Cyrdark Drokkus & Sir Jasper Korvaski (2007)
Prominent Couple in Sandpoint
Kyra & Merisiel (2006, 2013)
Pathfinder Iconic Characters
Inclusivity and Diversity in RPGs
Besides the characters noted above, the following includes just a few of the articles, interviews, seminars, and ongoing discussions that touch on GLTBQ topics and inclusivity in the Pathfinder RPG.
Diversity in Gaming (Upcoming; Gen Con 2014)
Know Direction: Homosexuality in Golarion Podcast (2013)
Gen Con 2012: Queer as a Three-Sided Die Panel (2012)
Joe Carriker, Jeremy Crawford, Steve Kenson, and Wes Schneider
keep your friends close, but your enemies closer
like really, very close
so close that you can feel your enemies breath on your neck
and you shiver with hatred and… anticipation?
turn around and look deep into your enemies eyes, letting your gaze drag down to their lips, your eyes intense with desire. push your enemies up against the wall.
make out with your enemies.
your friends, who are still close, are super uncomfortable and kinda grossed out