Celebrating Pride 2023 with Capcom Creators

Jun 25, 2023 // Andy Wong

Headquartered in San Francisco, the Capcom USA office is in a melding pot of cultures, histories, and people of all backgrounds. With Pride being such an important celebration in San Francisco’s history, we want to spotlight a few Capcom Creators who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community. Take a moment to read these statements from our brave creators on what Pride means to them.

BishiDove (they/them)

Channel – Twitch.tv/BishiDove

What does Pride mean to you?

It’s about so many things. It’s about togetherness and unity, finding our common ground, and celebrating each other. It’s about finding your true self and accepting and loving that person. It’s also about resistance, fighting for what’s right, and equality. This Pride year is especially tumultuous but that is even more reason why we need to love and uplift each other, especially trans folks. Being part of the LGBTQ+ community is also about constantly learning, growing, and being okay with not knowing everything all the time. Our community and language are always evolving, and I think accepting that and being open to change is a valuable skill. Through the LGBTQ+ community, I’ve found life-long friends, a better understanding of myself and others, and unconditional love and marriage with my spouse. Despite the hardships that come along with being LGBTQ+ sometimes, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. 

Who is your favorite Capcom character?

My favorite Capcom character is Edgeworth from Ace Attorney! I love that he starts off as essentially an antagonist who eventually becomes our dear friend. I always got excited to see him on screen and loved his dynamic with Phoenix.

TragicOnTwitch (she/her)

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

What does Pride mean to you?

Coming out 3 years ago as Ace was a huge step in my journey of accepting my authentic self. Getting to be part of a community that is loud, proud, supportive, and accepting continuously encourages me to not hide who I truly am.

Who is your favorite Capcom character?

This is a difficult answer – but I’d have to say, Jill Valentine! She’s inspired me since RE1 to be a strong and brave woman that doesn’t back down. Plus, she’s the master of unlocking!

Faye (her/she)

Channel – https://twitch.tv/Faye

What does Pride mean to you?

Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community has been one of the most essential parts of me growing up. In the past, I felt extremely alone and confused about where I stood in my life but after seeing more and more coming out to who they truly are had helped so much and made me understand I wasn’t alone in my feelings. Everyone has had their fair share of trials and tribulations, but somehow this community perseveres and I’m proud of that.

Who is your favorite Capcom character?

Sakura Kasugano from Street Fighter! She knows she’s not necessarily the best fighter but understands that there are ways of fighting that suit people, making them unique. Also, the fact that she’s always smiling and trying to learn from almost everyone she meets is just such a good way to look at life in general. She’s an inspiration.

DEERE (she/her)

Channel – https://twitch.tv/deere

What does Pride mean to you?

Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community is about authenticity. What makes us all different is what makes us special, and we should be proud of that. My passions, as long as I can remember, have been video games, beauty, fashion, and pop culture and as a kid, I felt like an outsider to my peers. With Capcom games I always felt like I had a home: The characters, clothing, makeup, fashions, and storylines are all so wild, flamboyant, and CAMP! Now, I feel so blessed to be able to combine all my favorite things as a streamer and Capcom Creator and do what I do. Not only to simply express myself, but through being a drag queen that streams video games for a living, I challenge the status quo and get to be free. I’m not trying to fit in or meet others’ expectations. The cherry on top is creating visibility for my community, which gives an example of a happy queer person doing their thing. The only way that things will change and improve for us is through being unapologetic and not backing down in the face of adversity, and together we can continue to make positive safe spaces for ourselves! 

Who is your favorite Capcom character?

My favorite Capcom character is Poison! She shows strength through defiance. She is sure of herself, and she doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her because she is in charge of her own life and destiny. She doesn’t take anything too seriously and is out to have a fun time and make some cash. I think she can teach us all something about confidence! Plus, she rocks chains and leather and spiky pink hair; she’s FIERCE!


Channel – https://twitch.tv/acestarthe3rd

What does Pride mean to you?

Being part of the LGBTQ+ community means that I have a family of people that understand what it means to love freely. I think that it’s incredibly liberating to be able to express who I am and create a space where others like me can feel the same. Being part of this community gives tangibility to a major aspect of my identity, and I will always cherish it for that.

Who is your favorite Capcom character?

My favorite Capcom character is MegaMan.EXE because he’s just so darn cool! He’s got an awesome visual design, he’s an incredible fighter, he’s an excellent friend to people around him, and he always tries his best. Ever since discovering him as a child, he’s been my absolute favorite Capcom character!

Dylan Zaner (he/him)

Channel – http://twitch.tv/8bitdylan

What does Pride mean to you?

It means finding found family and truly embracing who you are. It means not being afraid when staring into the face of adversity and being unapologetic in each step you take in life. 

Who is your favorite Capcom character?

Poison, it meant so much to me to see someone like Poison in a fighting game. She embodies the true spirit of the LGBTQIA+ community by being authentically herself while showing her strength throughout. She does not back down from a fight, and she stands up for what she believes in. A true inspiration to the community and a great representation in the fighting game space.

Hannah Rose Davis (she/her)

Channel – https://twitch.tv/hanrosedav

What does Pride mean to you?

Being part of the LGBTQ+ community means being part of the representation of someone questioning or unsure of themselves wanting to feel validated or seen regarding encompassing their entire existence or how they want to identify themselves as. It means feeling validated in your own body, mind, and basic sense of emotional need all humans have. I am proud to be part of a safe space where we can make others feel valid and encourage them to be themselves regardless of who is looking or watching. Everyone deserves to have a community and system of support no matter who you love or how you identify yourself. 

Who is your favorite Capcom character?

My favorite Capcom character is Leon Kennedy because as much I love his stunts and cool gun tricks, he is not only in all the best RE games in the series, but his persona and one-liners are what make him one of the most charismatic and coolest characters that ever came from Capcom. Everything he says and does is so camp and fun for anyone playing his side from RE2 all the way to RE4 Remake (yes, that includes RE6 as well).

Richard McIntyre (they/them)

Channel – https://twitch.tv/thormungandr

What does Pride mean to you?

Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community to me is all about embracing unique identities both individual and external, whether that’s through stories or experiences. It means being able to empower others to celebrate their diversity and create a sense of community and empowerment where people can be open, and work together to nurture a culture of inclusivity. The community has allowed me to find myself in both creative endeavors and through the expansive ever-growing community, where I am celebrated, not criticized for being different. 

Who is your favorite Capcom character?

My favorite Capcom character is Mega Man. I grew up playing all of the games, and I loved the fact that it was one of the few games where it didn’t matter what color Mega Man was in the game, he was always cool, and his powers were almost always useful. Not only that, but Mega Man was what really started my love of platformers and it was always evolving and changing from series to series. 

Just when I thought I couldn’t like the character anymore, they found a way to make him cooler.

Jordan Blaza Olsen (she/her)

Instagram – @thegirlwithagreatsmile

What does Pride mean to you?

Being part of the LGBTQ+ community, as an older brown trans woman, to me means representing that it does get better. There are a lot of sad and tragic stories about trans women of color and I’m still here because of a lot of support and help from people and organizations who care. We have to stay strong and keep doing our best, ask for help when we need it, and take care of each other.

Who is your favorite Capcom character?

My favorite Capcom character is Kulve Taroth because she is old, wise, beautiful, and fierce.

Thank you to all of these amazing individuals who are brave enough to share their stories. At Capcom USA, we’ll continue to spotlight our Capcom Creators from different backgrounds, but also different fandoms. See you in the next blog!