Celebrate LGBTQ+ With Season of Pride 2021

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One thing I look for in my gaming is diversity. It’s boring playing everything if it’s all the same, after all. And the same goes for game creators. It’s just better if they come from different backgrounds and represent a wide coalition. And since it’s Pride month, why not celebrate LGBTQ+ creators? That’s what Season of Pride 2021 is all about.

Season of Pride | Arcade Spirits

If you’re not familiar with the Season of Pride, below are some key details of the event:

Rebranded from Summer of Pride to Season of Pride for greater worldwide inclusivity, the event will once again seek to raise funds for life-changing LGBTQ+ charities Trans Lifeline, Trevor Project, and GaymerX. In hopes of smashing through the $25,000 raised last year during Season of Pride, MidBoss has partnered with more than 65 Twitch streamers putting the “gay” in gaming such as 8BitDylan, DEERE, MiaByte, Jeff Brutlag, UrbanBohemian, and SlicedRaven.

These content creators and others will play games with inclusive and thoughtful representation of queer characters, themes, and stories including AAA titles like Dead by Daylight and The Sims 4 as well as beloved indie offerings like Sayonara Wild Hearts, Later Daters, Arcade Spirits, Monster Prom, Gone Home, Kitty Powers’ Love Life, and many more.

Season of Pride | Monster Prom

“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.”

This is the third anniversary of the event. This year, it takes place from 9AM to midnight from Thursday, July 1 – 31st. Better yet, there’s going to be a Steam sale in coordination with Season of Pride. It’ll last from tomorrow, June 9th, until Wednesday, June 23rd and will offer up to 80% off a huge library of titles.

Season of Pride | 2064: Read Only Memories

All of this is being organized by MidBoss, who some may know for 2064: Read Only Memories. You can join Midboss’ Twitch channel all throughout the month for more coverage. And stay tuned to HPP for a rainbow of gaming!

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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