Clay “Pain Giver” Jackson in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony

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Poster for Clay Jackson’s album
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Clay “The Pain Giver” Jackson is a minor character in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony. He is rumored to be gay (according to “The Celebinator’s” Blog), and the game clearly suggests his is in the closet. His only actual appearance in the game is in the mission “Club Management,” when the player-character Luis must help him and his supposed boyfriend Jacob avoid the paparazzi (video here, first 4 minutes).

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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