Summer of Pride has officially started with Nintendo, Valve, and Twitch taking part in the celebrations. The month-long event celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and its diversity within the medium of gaming. Summer of Pride began with Twitch streams dedicated to the festivities.
Over 70 streamers are involved in the celebration, including personalities such as Biqtch Puddin, who is most famously known as the winner of Netflix’s The Boulet Brothers’ DRAGULA, but also a renowned fighting game champion.
The games streamed will be creations that positively champion the LGBTQ+ community with representation from AAA titles such as The Last of Us: Left Behind and smaller indie affairs like Sayonara Wild Hearts.
This year’s Summer of Pride marks the first time that the event will have content creators involved in raising money for multiple LGBTQ+ charities such as Trans Lifeline, Trevor Project, and Gaymer X.
Nintendo and Steam will take part by hosting sales on games embraced by the community, some up to 80% off. Steam’s sale will begin on June 9 and run until June 25. Nintendo will host their eShop sale later on June 20, and it will run until the end of the month.
You can stay up to date with the event on the Summer of Pride website, with all details of streamers involved and games they will be showcasing. Be sure to stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news about the event, including Steam and Nintendo eShop sales, as it comes.