LGBTQ References in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Toni and Teri are DJ characters in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (among other GTA games). In one radio show they mention that they might have had sex the night prior, but neither can remember.

The band “Love Fist” first appears in GTA: VC and then in later GTA games. Their sexual practices and gender performance are reportedly non-normative. The game’s protagonist also accuses the band members of being bisexual. A video featuring the cut scenes of this band are below (content warning: transphobia and violence).

Like Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City features more RC toys which have names that may be references to derogatory terms for homosexuals including the RC Raider (arse raider) and RC Goblin (arse goblin). These toys appear in later games in the series as well.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Grand Theft Auto (1997): El Burro

Grand Theft Auto II (1999): Tetsuo

Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 (1999): Pretty Charlie

Grand Theft Auto III (2001): Gay PedestrianLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002): The PsychoLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004): LGBTQ References; LGB Characters; Queens; OG Loc Mission

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005): Kazuki KasenLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006): Reni Wassulmaier; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008): Brucie Kibbutz; Tom “French Tom” Rivas; Bernie Crane/Florian Cravic; Bryce Dawkins; LGB users; Elizabeta Torres; Talbot Daniels; Marcus; The Hater; Eddie Low;  Unnamed Homosexual NPCs; LGBT NPCs in LCPD Database; LGBT Media PersonalitiesLGBTQ References 

Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (2009): Trans Man

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2010): Anthony “Gay Tony” Prince; Clay “Pain Giver” Jackson; Jacob; The Celebinator; Evan Moss; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto V (2013): Trevor Philips; Peter Dreyfuss; Transgender Sex Workers; Locations; LGBTQ References


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  5. RC Goblin. (n.d.). Retrieved from
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