Gaider bid farewell to BioWare and fans in his Twitter feed:
Some news: I must sadly announce that, after 17 years, today is my last day at BioWare. I'll miss my team, and wish everyone here the best.— David Gaider (@davidgaider) January 22, 2016
While Gaider is hardly the only writer to write believable gay characters in the studio's history, many of the characters he created or helped create were memorable, such as KOTOR's Juhani, the bisexual Zevran, Anders and Leliana from Dragon Age, and especially the sassy, independent minded Dorian from Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Gaider did not mention what his next job would be, but he has written several Dragon Age tie-in novels, so he may decide to work on more personal book projects. Stay tuned.