Calm down, everyone. Take a deep breath. Please note that the topic is about gender-based abilities for a Pokemon game on a Pokemon game board. We should be arguing about what the abilities effect on the game will be not on religion and homosexuality across the world.
Japan is more tolerant of homosexuality, but not necessarily more accepting. The Pokemon games, for example, have had LGBT characters in it that were censored outside of Japan, but they weren't there in a particularly serious context. Hiker Andy, for example, was meant to be a joke and/or make you uncomfortable, and in BW2 he's sobbing uncontrollably over Hilbert and comments on how much his soul is like Rosa's.
"Murder of the living is tragic, but murder of the idea is unforgivable." - Janus, speaker of the synod
I honestly wouldn't mind some kind of genderbending ability or move (though the effects shouldn't be permanent, if it's a move that affects a target, else some would turn their starters, etc. into females, easily bypassing the 12.5% female ratio these Pokemon have). Sounds kinda gimmicky/touchy, but eh. Though, at the very least, I would like to see the move Transform actually copy gender this gen. Having used a Smeargle with Transform since Gen4, I've always found it a bit strange when he turned into a male Cresselia or male Celebi. >_> Though, it's not like you'll really see any Pokemon transforming outside of Ditto and occasionally Mew, which are genderless.
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