Season of Pride returns with LGBTQIA Charity Streams & Game Sales
Midboss will host a Month-long fundraising campaign, Season of Pride 2022. This is a benefit for LGBTQIA+ charity organizations. Celebrations centred on queer gamers, stories and charities include streams from Twitch-partnered creators and sales across multiple platforms.
The fourth Annual Season of Pride supports eight charities: GaymerX and Black Girls Code Women In Games International. Girls Who Code, Minus18 and Mermaids. Trans Lifeline. Some who are scheduled to attend the event include streamers such as Brian Gray (UrbanBohemian), playing Get In the Car, Loser!, and Miabyte playing Purgatory.
The spotlight this year also supports queer-themed games that are currently in development and will be released through the Nintendo eShop and Steam. Steam will kick off the initiative on Saturday, July 9 with discounts that last until July 23. After that, the Switch sale starts, which includes games such as Arcade Spirits and Steven Universe.
Season of Pride raised almost $30,000 in 2021 through its month-long campaign. The record-breaking $25,000 goal set in the previous year was broken, and many beloved creators will return to host in 2022. Twitch marathons have already begun. Streams will be held on most days throughout the month. The donation drive ends at the end of July.
Benefiting, non-profit organisations do valuable work year-round for marginalized communities both in and outside of gaming. Recent anti-trans and anti-queer legislation changes in Texas have strained game developers, players, as well as creators. Sega and other household names have taken part in their own donation programs, matching pledges of employees to organizations such as Planned Parenthood.
Violence against queer communities puts pressure on already vulnerable organizations, and women of colour are more at risk. It doesn’t matter if you have a limited budget or time, it can be easy to create a stream of income from marginalized creators and throw a few dollars at them.