Lena Oxton, or Tracer, is one of Overwatch’s playable characters. She is often considered the face of the game, and is notable for her apparent peppiness and commitment to doing good. She was an Overwatch recruit at the time of its disbanding. Her abilities involve time manipulation and dual pistols. In the Overwatch comic Reflections (2016), Tracer kisses a girl, Emily, who she lives with. Michael Chu, Overwatch’s lead writer, later confirmed she is a lesbian.
LGBTQ references in this game:
- Chu, Michael & Montilló, Miki. (2016). Reflections. Retrieved from http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/tracer-reflections.
- Frank, Allegra. (2016). Overwatch’s new comic confirms game’s first queer character (update). Polygon. Retrieved from https://www.polygon.com/2016/12/20/14028604/overwatch-gay-tracer.
- Media – Overwatch. (2019). Retrieved from https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/media/tracer-concept.
- Serrao, Nivea. (2016). Overwatch comic confirms popular character is a lesbian. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved from https://ew.com/gaming/2016/12/21/overwatch-tracer-confirmed-lesbian/.
- Tracer (n.d.). Retrieved February 20, 2019 from the Overwatch Gamepedia:https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Tracer.
- westofhouse. (2016, December 22.) For those who have asked specifically, Tracer identifies as a lesbian. [Tweet]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/westofhouse/status/812110259737137152.