Story is from Kotaku
He's also included a picture of his driving license: http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardgaywood/2510924104/
Last week, Microsoft banned a user from Xbox Live for having the gamertag theGAYERgamer. Things did not end well. Now, tonight, we get an email from another Xbox Live user whose gamertag has been barred because it violates XBL policies (remember, you can't have a sexual term in your name, regardless of sexual orientation). The incriminating gamertag? RichardGaywood. The problem here? It's the gamertag of a Mr. Richard Gaywood, a now-disgruntled 360 owner from the UK (and yes, we've confirmed this is his real name). Oops.
He also did comment in the article, one of them being:
This is just getting a bit silly now.
Yes, it's my name. I'm the guy who mailed this to kotaku (if you can on this site, check the creation date for this account, which will be well before today). Or you can have a copy of part of my driver's licence if you like: [www.flickr.com]
As for whether my parents hated me, heh, yeah, it's a valid point. Believe me when I say I heard all the jokes before the age of 10 though.
I have no idea why MS banhammered my tag, given that they could confirm from the billing address that it's my real name. Where does it stop though? Xbox live is an international service, what if a German person's tag has the Spanish word for gay in it? Why stop at the word gay? What if I come from Scunthorpe? Maybe this is why the Wii has numbers instead of tags.