Home » Features » Pride » The Sims 4 to have homosexual Gallery filter removed
News Pride

The Sims 4 to have homosexual Gallery filter removed

YouTuber WhyStuffIsGreat has brought it to Electronic Arts attention that The Sims 4‘s Gallery is prohibiting words like “gay”, “lesbian” and “homosexual”. EA, to their credit, have acknowledged the problem and say a fix is soon on the way.

You can see the initial — and very over-the-top — YouTube report below:


The Sims has a long history of supporting stories that players want to tell, irrespective of gender preference,” an EA spokesperson said to Kotaku. “The Gallery uses an automated filtering program that filters out certain words, including some of the ones you mentioned below. We are aware of have been working on a fix, which will be out soon.”

The Sims 4 supports homosexual coupling in the game. This writer is not only in a same-sex relationship with his virtual partner, but the pair have a lovely son together.

Expect our review of The Sims 4 soon.

This article may contain affiliate links, meaning we could earn a small commission if you click-through and make a purchase. Stevivor is an independent outlet and our journalism is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.

About the author

Steve Wright

Steve's the owner of this very site and an active games journalist for close to fifteen years. He's a Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally and Quinn.