Season of Pride 2022 Celebrates LGBTQ+ Gaming All July, with Steam Event, eShop Sale, Charity Stream
SAN FRANCISCO – June 29, 2022 – Season of Pride 2022, the fourth annual event celebrating LGBTQ+ diversity in gaming, raises money for worthy charities through streaming events and game sales starting Saturday, July 9 through Saturday, July 23, 2022.
Festivities include a Nintendo eShop sale on LGBTQ+ titles, including Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers, Steven Universe: Unleash the Light, Sword of the Necromancer, and more. Additionally, a Steam sale and event features discounts on LGBTQ+-themed games and spotlights on upcoming games centered around queer themes. Other companies providing support include Annapurna Interactive, Devolver Digital, Green Man Gaming, and more.
Additionally LGBTQ+ streamers like DEERE, JeffBrutlag, and UrbanBohemian will play games featuring representation of queer characters, themes, and stories in marathons across the three weekends of the event. Funds raised from these streams will support charities The Trevor Project, Trans Lifeline, Minus 18, Mermaids UK, GaymerX, Black Girls Code, Women in Games International, and Girls Who Code.
MidBoss, developer and publisher of LGBTQ-themed titles like 2064: Read Only Memories and Kitsune Tails, organized the event, and will livestream and re-host partnered streamers on the MidBoss Twitch Channel throughout the month. Season of Pride 2022 aims to build on the success of Season of Pride 2021, which raised just under $30,000 for charity, and amassed more than 21 years of viewership of LGBTQ+ streamers and games.
“We are so grateful to host another Season of Pride to shine a spotlight on all the great LGBTQ+ games and content creators and to support the mission of some great causes,” said Cade Peterson, CEO of MidBoss. “Donate early, donate often! Add some games to that backlog and feel good about it!”