Summer of Pride Raises $25k for LGBTQ+ Charities
The second annual Summer of Pride event has concluded, wrapping up the twitch streams and finishing the tie-in sales on Steam and the Nintendo E-shop. Between these and the sales from the Summer of Pride Charity Storefront, more than $25,000 USD has been raised for Trans Lifeline, The Trevor Project, GaymerX and The Bail Project.
After deciding to add the charitable component to the Summer of Pride, MidBoss blew past its fundraising goals halfway through the event and has now decided to continue donating 100% of its cut from games purchased through the Charity Storefront permanently, leaving the Charity Storefront open all year round.
Not only did the Summer of Pride 2020 raise some funds for charities that help and provide valuable support for the LGBTQ+ community, but it featured a plethora of LGBTQ+ streamers playing a range of queer titles of all types.
“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,” said Cade Peterson, CEO of MidBoss. “We look forward to continuing Summer of Pride annually, making it a bigger and better event each year.”
Here’s to hoping that come next year we have moved on from the garbage fire that is 2020 and MidBoss can make Summer of Pride 2021 even bigger and better.
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