MS Responds to Banning of Gay Gamers
Recently, the Consumerist reported on the story of an openly gay girl who says she was harassed by other Xbox Live members and eventually had her account suspended by Microsoft from Xbox Live when others reportedly found it offensive. Others, according to the Consumerist, have been banned for identifying themselves as gay in their gamertag or profile, or simply having the word "gay" as part of their actual name.
Harassment of any kind is not condoned and is taken very seriously; we strongly encourage Xbox Live members to immediately report inappropriate behavior through the compliant tools in the service so that it can be investigated and the appropriate action taken.
The Xbox Live community grows daily, and we continue to explore methods and levels of enforcement to enhance the ways our members connect and have fun, while adhering to a code of conduct that encourages respect and keeps the service safe and fun for all our members.