Wednesday, April 24, 2024

LGBT+ developer MidBoss announces Season of Pride 2021 for July

Production studio MidBoss, creator behind LGBT+ games like 2064: Read Only Memories and Kitsune Tails, has revealed Season of Pride 2021. Last year the event was titled Summer of Pride, but considering that it isn’t always Summer during July, it was changed to Season in order to incorporate all gaymers across the world – we love to hear it!

Season of Pride 2021 is MidBoss’ third, annual streaming event that celebrates LGBTQ+ diversity in video games. Hosted on MidBoss’ Twitch channel, the event will start on the Thursday 1st of July through Saturday, July 31, 2021. During this time, there will be 65 streamers who put the ‘gay’ in ‘gaming’ to lead the event – such as 8BitDylanDEEREMiaByteJeff BrutlagUrbanBohemian, and SlicedRaven.

The Season of Pride 2021 streaming event will seek to help raise funds for LGBTQ+ charities such as Trans Lifeline, The TREVOR Project, and GaymerX. Last year the event raised $25,000, and MidBoss are looking to break that record with this new event.

The involved content creators will be playing inclusive, diverse games with thoughtful representation of queer characters, themes, communities, and stories. This includes games like The Sims 4, as well as incredible indie titles like Sayonara Wild Hearts, Later Daters, Arcade Spirits, Monster Prom, Gone Home, Kitty Powers’ Love Life, and many more.

“Season of Pride brings together queer gamers from all over the world to celebrate the impact good LGBTQ+ representation in our hobby can have, be it on players looking to see themselves in games or through empathy to help normalize queer life,” said Cade Peterson, CEO of MidBoss. “The rebranding reflects the fact that June isn’t pride month all over the world, nor is it summer everywhere. We want all our gayming fellows to feel welcome at Season of Pride.”

While some might be confused on why this event doesn’t happen in July, we’re stoked to see that LGBTQ+ communities are being celebrated beyond Pride month. It’s something that all organizations should strive for when celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

To find out the full schedule for Season of Pride 2021, check out the official website. In the meantime, head on over to Steam to check out a sale featuring fan-favorite LGBTQ+ titles discounted up to 80% off.

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