My Five Uncles is a television show advertised in the game. As the ad in the video below explains, the show is about five gay men who live together and adopt a teenage daughter.
Ultimate Disk in the Dark is a game advertised in San Andreas, which is roughly based on Ultimate Frisbee. As the commercial below demonstrates, the commercial uses a lot of gay references and the ad appears to hail a homosexual male player. A text of the commercial dialog is available here. In GTA IV, Bernie Crane also plays Ultimate Disk in the Dark.
The San Fierro Packers are the baseball team of San Fierro, the game’s version of San Francisco. The team is sponsored by Fierro fudge, leading some wiki contributors to assume the team’s name is a reference to the slur “fudge packer,” used to refer to gay men (see here and here).
Uphill Gardener Center appears in the Queens district of the game. It is not an accessible location for the player, though the garden centers trucks appear throughout San Andreas. The term “uphill gardener” is a slur for gay men, referencing anal sex.
TransFender is a player-accessible location in the game. It is where players can customize vechiles. The name and the tag line “body swap shop,” are clearly plays on the term transgender and the transphobic assumption that trans people are “swapping” their bodies.
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 IV (2008): Brucie Kibbutz; Tom “French Tom” Rivas; Bernie Crane/Florian Cravic; Bryce Dawkins; LGB Love-meet.net users; Elizabeta Torres; Talbot Daniels; Marcus; The Hater; Eddie Low; Unnamed Homosexual NPCs; LGBT NPCs in LCPD Database; LGBT Media Personalities; LGBTQ References
Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (2009): Trans Man
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto:_San_Andreas
- GTASanAndreasWCTR. (2008, October 2). Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas- Radio Commercials (Ultimate Disc in the Dark). YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fXQwPEmQs0
- GTASanAndreasWCTR. (2008, October 2). Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas- Radio COmmercials (My Five Uncles). YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aHn6eFqldg
- Katie Zhan. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://misc.thefullwiki.org/Katie_Zhan
- Katie Zhan. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/Katie_Zhan
- Katie Zhan. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Katie_Zhan
- My Five Uncles. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/My_Five_Uncles
- My Five Uncles. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/My_Five_Uncles
- Part 19: Behind the Scenes- Easter Eggs. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://lparchive.org/Grand-Theft-Auto-San-Andreas-(Screenshot)/Update%2016a/
- San Fierro Packers. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/San_Fierro_Packers
- San Fierro Packers. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/San_Fierro_Packers
- TransFender. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/TransFender
- TransFender. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/TransFender
- Ultimate Disk in the Dark. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Ultimate_Disk_in_the_Dark
- Ultimate Disk in the Dark. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/Ultimate_Disk_in_the_Dark
- Uphill Gardener. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.slang-dictionary.org/London-Slang/uphill_gardener
- Uphill Gardener Center. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/The_Uphill_Gardener_Garden_Center
- Uphill Gardener Center. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/The_Uphill_Gardener_Garden_Center