Which Apex Legends characters are LGBTQIA+?

Joe Craven

Apex Legends’ character pool has been widely praised for its diversity and representation, but which characters specifically are LGBTQIA+? Here’s every Legend confirmed by Respawn as being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Recent shifts in video games have seen more emphasis put on inclusivity among in-game characters to make the games as representative as the audience that plays them. 

Apex Legends is amongst the leaders in this regard, championing in-game diversity since the day it was released. Here, we take a look at every LGBTQIA+ Legend that’s been confirmed in Respawn’s battle royale so far.

Bloodhound (Non-Binary)

Bloodhound on red background
Bloodhound has been in Apex Legends since its launch.

First up is Bloodhound, who has been confirmed as non-binary. They’ve been in Apex Legends since launch back in February 2019.

The stealthy hunter’s origins were revealed in Stories from the Outlands episode ‘The Old Ways’.

Gibraltar (Gay)

Gibraltar in Apex Legends
Gibraltar is Apex’s own gentle giant.

Another of the battle royale’s launch characters, Gibraltar is Apex Legends’ gentle giant. He’s been confirmed as gay by Apex Legends writers.

Apex canon states that, prior to his inclusion in the Apex Games, Gibby and his boyfriend Nikolas stole his father’s motorcycle but quickly became trapped by a mudslide. While his father returned to save them both, it is said to be the incident that taught Gibby how to properly care for others.

Loba (Bisexual)

Apex Legends Cosplay Loba
Loba is another legend who identifies as LGBTQIA.

Loba dropped in Season 5, a deeply complex character mourning the loss of her parents after they were murdered by fellow legend Revenant.

Former Apex writer Tom Casiello has confirmed she is bisexual. Her voice lines remain the most flirtatious of any character, adding to her unapologetic attitude.

Fuse (Pansexual)

Fuse launch trailer
Fuse hails from Salvo, a fringe planet on the outskirts of the Outlands.

Fuse is another late addition to the Apex party, dropping in Season 8. The eccentric Australian is pansexual – meaning he is attracted to people of all genders.

Valkyrie (Lesbian)

Valkyrie Apex Legends
Valkyrie flies high in Apex Legends.

The Soaring Aviator known as Valkyrie has been confirmed to be a lesbian by Respawn. In fact, speaking of Valkyrie and her sexuality, Casiello said: “I kind of love that she owns her sexuality outright and isn’t ashamed of it.”

Seer (Pansexual)

Apex Legends Seer

Season 10 Legend Seer is also pansexual. In a series of tweets, Respawn’s lead writer Amanda Doiron explained that Seer “sees to the heart of people and doesn’t limit himself to a specific gender”. She later confirmed that he is pansexual.

Catalyst (Transgender)

Catalyst in Apex Legends
Season 15 brings Catalyst to the Apex Games.

Season 15 brings Catalyst to the Apex Games and she becomes the first confirmed trans Legend in the game.

In the Last Hope SFTO, Catalyst said: “I feel like the whole world has opened up, now that I’m myself… Transitioning, that was sort of hard.”

Voice actor Meli Grant has also said that the character was deliberately made “inescapably trans”, telling GamesRadar: “The internet’s a confusing place and people like to debate everything… We’ve had enough ambiguity and queerbaiting and visual storytelling and the use of color palettes throughout media, and not a whole lot of just talking about it.”

Mirage (unconfirmed)

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is mirage-volt-apex-legends-1-1024x576.jpgMirage’s sexuality is unconfirmed, but many fans continue to speculate.

Finally, we have Mirage. The bamboozling trickster’s sexuality has not been confirmed, but many fans continue to speculate. There has even been a story of him being attracted to a pumpkin. Each to their own.

That rounds off all the confirmed LGBTQIA+ characters in Apex Legends. The remaining characters are not necessarily straight, they just haven’t had their sexuality discussed or confirmed by Respawn or the community. 

Back when Apex Legends launched, community manager Jay Frechette said: “Having a diverse cast is super important. You want everyone to have someone they can connect to.”

Clearly, none of that sentiment has changed. We will continue to update this list as and when it needs changing.

About The Author

Joe is a former writer for Dexerto, who focused on Call of Duty, FIFA, Apex Legends and Rainbow Six Siege.