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How a Transgender “Foreign Hope” is Challenging the Pro StarCraft World

This article was interesting and educational for me in a couple of ways, and I must say with embarrassment, dear readers, that the primary reason was the fact that I had no idea whatsoever that pro-StarCraft playing was even a thing. Mea culpa; we live and learn.

This story is definitely worth reading as it tells of the challenges and discrimination faced by Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn, a pro gamer on the money circuit, who is a transgender girl breaking down barriers around the world. And also facing withering personal attacks from the usual internet trolls and haters.

Even if you’re not a gamer at all, I think there’s a lot to learn from this piece. Enjoy.

How a transgender “foreign hope” is challenging the pro StarCraft world · Gameological At Large · The A.V. Club.