The streaming event, Season of Pride 2021, celebrates LGBTQ+ diversity in gaming and aims to raise money for LGBTQ+ charities this July.
Season of Pride 2021 is the third annual streaming event celebrating LGBTQ+ diversity in gaming. It is being presented by MidBoss, the developer of the cyberpunk adventure title, 2064: Read Only Memories, and the upcoming Read Only Memories: Neurodiver. For those not in the know, the event has been rebranded from Summer of Pride to Season of Pride. This was done for “greater worldwide inclusivity”. It will be running on Twitter across the month of July. It aims to raise funds for various LGBTQ+ charities, all while celebrating LGBTQ+ diversity in games and gaming culture.
Last year, the event raised $25,000, and this year MidBoss hopes to raise even more. The charities involved are Trans Lifeline, Trevor Project, and GaymerX. MidBoss has also partnered up with more than 65 Twitch streamers such as 8BitDylan, DEERE, MiaByte, Jeff Brutlag, UrbanBohemian, and SlicedRaven. These streamers will play games with “inclusive and thoughtful representation of queer characters, themes, and stories”. Cade Peterson, the CEO of MidBoss, spoke about the positive impact of Season of Pride.
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 […] 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.”Cade Peterson ~ MidBoss
When Is Season Of Pride 2021?
Season of Pride will air from July 1st at 9am PT to 12am PT up until July 31st. It will be hosted on the MidBoss Twitch Channel, and will also be featured on the Twitch homepage throughout the month. In addition to the streaming event, a Steam sale that supports queer games and developers will be running. It will include discounts up to 80% off LGBTQ+ titles. It starts on June 9th and ends on June 23rd.
If you’re interested in the event and supporting a really good cause, then you can check out the full schedule for Season of Pride on their website. That way you won’t miss a stream. Be sure to check out the streams and donate to the incredible charities.