Summer of Pride 2020, the second-annual month-long celebration of LGBTQ+ diversity in games, wrapped up its Twitch streams as well as sales on Steam and the Nintendo Switch eShop, raising more than $25,000 for Trans Lifeline, The Trevor Project, GaymerX and The Bail Project in partnership with more than 70 diverse streamers and 40 developers and publishers.
Adding a charitable component for the first time this year, MidBoss surpassed its own goals and expectations mid-month, while achieving the objective of spotlighting creators and media with positive LGBTQ+ representation in characters and storylines.
In addition to donating 100% of its cut from games bought from the Summer of Pride charity storefront during the month of June, MidBoss has made the online shop permanent and will continue to donate all its proceeds year-round.
Summer of Pride gathered Biqtch Puddin, winner of season 2 of “The Boulet Brothers’ DRAGULA” and former competitive player in the fighting game community, alongside more than 70 popular streamers from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum including Spofie, Mischa, iambrandon and DEERE to play a variety of queer positive titles ranging from AAA The Last of Us: Left Behind and the Mass Effect series to popular indies including Sayonara Wild Hearts, Monster Prom, Always Sometimes Monsters and Fragments of Him.
“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.”