Summer of Pride 2020 Begins Today

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Summer of Pride

Summer of Pride 2020, presented by MidBoss, is the second annual celebration of LGBTQ+ diversity in game. Starting on June 1 at 9:00 am PT and running through June 30, this event features diverse Twitch streamers playing queer-positive games and raising money for LGBTQ+ charities.

Participating streamers will raise money for LGBTQ+ charities, including Trans Lifeline, Trevor Project, and GaymerX. A permanent storefront for queer-positive games, curated by MidBoss, will launch in June in partnership with Chrono.gg.

The event takes place on Twitch. Streams will be featured on the front page throughout the month and hosted on the MidBoss Twitch Channel.

This year’s livestreaming schedule includes Biqtch Puddin, winner of the second season of Netflix’s The Boulet Brothers’ DRAGULA and previously active in the fighting game community as a competitive player.

More than 70 top streamers from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum, including Spofie, Mischa, iambrandon, and DEERE, will also take part in the festivities.

They will play more than 60 games with positive representation of queer characters, themes, and stories. These include AAA titles from The Last of Us: Left Behind to the Mass Effect series and an array of indie offerings, such as Sayonara Wild Hearts, Monster Prom, Always Sometimes Monsters, and Fragments of Him.

Players can join the celebration of inclusivity through the Summer of Pride 2020 sale, offering discounts of up to 80% on queer-positive games. These and other sales will be available via the Chrono.gg storefront once it launches, the Nintendo Switch eShop from June 20 to June 30, and Steam from June 9 to June 25.

“We want everyone to experience the range of diversity bubbling just below the surface of gaming, whether that’s by getting hands-on with the games or watching a beautiful array of diverse streamers find pieces of themselves in the works of queer developers,” said Cade Peterson, CEO of MidBoss. “Spotlighting creators and media with positive LGBTQ+ representation in characters and storylines saves lives by showing queer youths they are not alone.”

Explore the full schedule, including details about participating game and streamers, on the website.