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LGBT+ games developer MidBoss throw huge Twitch charity stream event for Pride Month

Ed Nightingale June 8, 2021
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MidBoss Season of Pride

Season of Pride. (MidBoss)

MidBoss, the inclusive LGBT+ developer, is launching its third annual Season of Pride celebrating diversity in gaming.

Taking place on the MidBoss Twitch channel from 1 July to 31 July, the event will be raising funds for LGBT+ charities such as Trans Lifeline, The Trevor Project, and GaymerX.

More than 65 Twitch streamers will be streaming for the event, in the hopes of beating last year’s fundraising total of $25,000.

That list includes the likes of 8BitDylan, DEERE, MiaByte, Jeff Brutlag, UrbanBohemian and SlicedRaven, who will be playing games with inclusive and thoughtful representation of queer characters and themes, from Dead by Daylight and The Sims 4, to modern indie classics like Sayonara Wild Hearts, Later Daters and Arcade Spirits.

“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.”

The event has been rebranded this year from Summer of Pride for greater worldwide inclusivity.

All details of the event and the full schedule will be revealed on the MidBoss Season of Pride website soon.

Until then, a Steam sale is launching from 9 June until 23 June with up to 80% off fan-favourite LGBT+ titles.

MidBoss is the developer behind the LGBT+ inclusive cyberpunk title 2064: Read Only Memories and its forthcoming sequel Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER that we previewed here.

Wishlist Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER on Steam or the Epic Games Store now.

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