Dr. Alan Weir


Image credit: (n.d.). Dr. Alan Weir. XCOM Wiki. Retrieved from http://xcom.wikia.com/wiki/Dr._Alan_Weir

Dr. Weir is a brilliant scientist and a closeted gay man. Although other scientists look down upon him for his sexuality, they are forced to work together when the planet is invaded by aliens. The player-character is able to choose how they treat Dr. Weir.

LGBTQ References in this game:

Dr. Alan Weir


  1. Dr. Alan Weir. (n.d.). Retrieved from ​http://xcom.wikia.com/wiki/Dr._Alan_Weir
  2. McDonald, Natalie. (June 20, 2011). Video Gaming is So… Gay? LGTBQ. Retrieved from ​https://www.phillymag.com/g-philly/2011/06/20/video-gaming-is-so-gay/
  3. Narcisse, Evan. (n.d.), Upcoming Shooter “XCOM” To Feature Gay Character. IFC. Retrieved from ​https://www.ifc.com/2011/06/upcoming-shooter-xcom-to-featu
  4. Ogles, Jacob. (February 2, 2018). 25 LGBTQ Video Game Characters. Advocate. Retrieved from https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2018/2/02/25-lgbt-video-game-characters
  5. Queerly Represent Me. (June 30, 2017). Retrieved from https://queerlyrepme.tumblr.com/post/162425402769/xcom-features-dr-weir-a-canonically-gay
  6. Video Game Set in 1960s Has Gay Character. (June 19, 2011). Retrieved from https://www.advocate.com/news/daily-news/2011/06/19/video-game-set-1960s-has-closeted-gay-character

See QRM’s entry