Summer of Pride 2020 is the second year this charitable event has run, and with a bang! It is a month-long celebration of LGBTQ+ representation in games. Presented by MidBoss, this year surpassed well beyond expectations and sets an exciting outlook for 2021.
Summer of Pride took place across Twitch streams, sales on Steam, and sales on the Nintendo Switch eShop. The charities to benefit from this were Trans Lifeline, The Trevor Project, GaymerX, and The Bail Project. Over 70 streamers and 40 developers and publishers partnered up for this event.
It only took half a month for the charitable goal to be reached, and it went on to exceed $25,000. In addition to benefiting these charities, this event served the purpose of highlighting diverse creators and media with a focus on LGBTQ+. MidBoss donated 100% of proceeds from game purchases in their Summer of Pride charity storefront. Due to its success, MidBoss will continue to donate proceeds year-round with a permanent shop.
Cade Peterson, CEO of MidBoss stated:
The success of Summer of Pride 2020 proves there is a strong demand for positive LGBTQ+ representation in games and to hear from queer content creators around the world. We look forward to continuing Summer of Pride annually, making it a bigger and better event each year.”
Popular streamers of the community that took part in this event included Spofie, Mischa, iambrandon, and DEERE. Games that were played included The Last of Us: Left Behind, Mass Effect, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Monster Prom, Always Sometimes Monsters, and Fragments of Him.
If you’d like to contribute to the cause, you can visit MidBoss’ storefront here. For the goal behind each charity, you can visit their websites respectively at Trans Lifeline, The Trevor Project, GaymerX, and The Bail Project.
MidBoss is a San Francisco-based company that focuses on making the world a better place for all people, particularly those of diverse gender and sexuality. They create fun, unique experiences through games and media.