Celebrating Pride Month with Capcom Creators

Jun 27, 2022 // Andy Wong

We’re celebrating Pride Month by spotlighting Capcom Creators who identify as LGBTQIA+! Pride Month takes place each year in June and is a time when people from all backgrounds and identities can come together to simply be themselves. It’s also a time to bring to light the continued prejudice that members of the LGBTQIA+ community face every day around the world.

Capcom Creators come from all walks of life and are a diverse group of people who represent the world we live in today – a world full of gamers who delve into different stories and characters ripe with imagination. We’d like to thank our Capcom Creators for their continued support for one another and for us.

We reached out to 10 of our LGBTQIA+ Capcom Creators and asked them what it meant to them to be part of this community and who their favorite Capcom character(s) is?

Between Two Gays – Jayce (he/him) and Ryan (they/them)

Channel – https://twitch.tv/betweentwogays

Being LGBTQ+ to us means living our truth in the face of adversity. There is no right or wrong way to be a queer person despite what the world frequently tells us. It means a person who presents more masculine can be nonbinary just as much as a feminine or androgynous-presenting person. Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community means finding your own path through life, one outside the lines etched into the sand by society. And most importantly, to be queer is to be a person with their own unique traits and just as much value as anybody else.

Mega Man has always been my favorite Capcom character. The way he adapts to his surroundings and overcomes adversity by taking on the powers of people who want to hurt him has always resonated with me. I think it’s because in a lot of ways the way Mega Man fights his enemies can be seen as an allegory for the way I and so many other queer people would code switch (tone down traits that make us different, and adopt straight mannerisms) in order to survive growing up in conservative households in the south. Mega Man taught me that there is strength in adaptability and that you can adapt without losing who you are at your core.

Cherry (she/they)

Channel – https://Instagram.com/cherrylmao

Being LGBTQ+ is a part of my identity. It’s the freedom to love myself and express myself and love others equally as much. I am pansexual and genderfluid, and I’ve been out with my identity for almost 10 years now! Apart from being comfortable with my identity, I’ve used my cosplay career to advocate the same positivity and inclusivity with the LGBTQ+ community in cosplay.

My favorite Capcom character is Claire Redfield from Resident Evil, because she embodies the empowerment of women throughout the Resident Evil franchise. She allows others to assist her, but never save her without doing anything herself. She is an icon for all women and non-binary folk.

TiffanyLockheart (she/her)

Channel – https://www.twitch.tv/tiffanylockheart

Being LGBTQ+ is something I struggled with growing up, something I wasn’t sure with myself but I’m comfortable to be bisexual and help everyone be comfortable with who they are.

My favorite Capcom character is Leon Kennedy! Resident Evil 2 was one of the first games I played as a kid with my father and I always loved the whole “it’s my first day as a cop and I have to struggle and escape.”

iamBrandon (he/him)

Channel – Twitch.tv/iambrandon

Being LGBTQ+ is a part of who I am so ultimately it is me whole-heartily.

My favorite Capcom character is Jill Valentine. She is a fierce character throughout the Resident Evil series, good or bad, and has proven time and time again that she will always come out on top.

Beepsalt (they/them)

Channel – twitch.tv/beepsalt

Being able to be myself is very important. It’s a lot of work to try to hide any aspect of yourself and sharing it with other people brings me joy. Being LGBTQ means there’s a group of people who have struggled similarly, or also don’t get representation as much, and I love to be able to let them know that there are other similar people out there. It helps me feel not alone in the world.

My favorite Capcom character is Barry Burton from Resident Evil. I absolutely love his energy. The dad vibes, plus how much he cares about everyone around him. Definitely a no-nonsense kind of cool guy.


Channel – https://www.twitch.tv/ezikeyal

Being nonbinary and pansexual means quite a bit to be able to have pride in who I am and what makes me, and ultimately all of us, different. It’s about not feeling shame for coming to understand yourself and wanting to feel comfortable in your own skin.

My favorite Capcom character is Leon Kennedy. Throughout the RE franchise, Leon has been dealt a bad hand from the jump, but from being a rookie cop on a bad day to saving the world numerous times, it’s a hell of a hero’s journey.

Jed (she/her, they/them)

Channel – https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLoHDXwG/

Being LGBT means being your authentic self and not compromising for society’s pre-set rules and expectations for gender and sexual identity.

My favorite Capcom character is Brad Vickers or Jill Valentine. It’s so hard to choose. Brad, because he shows that even the most fearful person can become a hero when the people he cares about are in trouble. In RE3, he saves Jill’s life at the expense of his own, redeeming his previous character arc in RE1. Jill, because in the face of so much adversity, horror and desolation, she remains strong, brave and unwavering. She is one of the most iconic and inspiring female video game characters in history, and provides a role model for female-identifying gamers.

Rene Sarjeant (he/him)

Channel – https://www.twitch.tv/renesarjeant

Being LGBTQ means being self-aware I suppose? My step-sister came out in the 70s in high school when being gay was physically dangerous. I only recently came out as bi to my wife and family in the past few years. Self-aware is probably the best answer. I’m 61 years old, by the way.

Rosemary Winters from Resident Evil Village is my favorite Capcom character.

Kyoslilmonster (He/They)

Channel – www.twitch.tv/kyoslilmonster

Being LGBTQ means being true to myself, being true to others, and loving myself as I do others. Being part of the LGBTQ community is a place I feel at home, welcome, and comfortable in my own skin.

I unironically, love Dante from Devil May Cry the most. He’s brash, vulgar, but has a heart and is brutally honest with himself and his feelings.

PiratePrincessJess (she/her)

Channel – twitch.tv/PiratePrincessJess

I’m a transgender woman, and being part of the LGBTQ community means that I have a community of people who love and accept me for who I am.

My favorite Capcom character is Jill Valentine! The Resident Evil franchise helped me through a very tough time before I came out. I was able to live as my authentic self, and RE3 was the first one I played, so Jill means a lot to me.

We want to thank our Capcom Creators for providing these amazing insights and comments. Happy Pride!