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Steam has a Summer of Pride 2020 sale and event going on

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Summer of Pride, a month-long event featuring LGBTQIA+ streamers playing queer games has launched and developer MidBoss has arranged a Steam event to go with it.

Weirdly though, I tried on my Steam account and in a private browser and for me the event isn't listed anywhere on Steam. I only know of it due to being on the email list for MidBoss.

The event showcases a few upcoming titles like Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER, Lore Finder, N1RV Ann-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, Volleyball Heaven and Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp - all of which plan to support Linux as well.

On top of that there's a few games on sale that also have Linux builds like Always Sometimes Monsters, Arcade Spirits, Gone Home, Tacoma, Ladykiller in a Bind and a few more.

"We want everyone experience the range of diversity bubbling just below the surface of gaming, whether that’s by getting hands-on with the games or watching a beautiful array of diverse streamers find pieces of themselves in the works of queer developers," said Cade Peterson, CEO MidBoss and developer of Read Only Memories, which organized the event.

Find the Summer of Pride 2020 Steam event here.

As for the other side of the event, they're having LGBTQIA+ inclusive games and Twitch streamers make content for 15 hours a day across a whole month. You can find the schedule here if it interests you with it pulling in over 70 streamers and over 60 games will be showcased during this time.

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LeonardK 10 Jun
Quoting: Zlopez
Quoting: LeonardK
Quoting: Zlopez
Quoting: kuhpunktYes, it doesn't matter what gender etc. you are - but for many people it still matters. Way too many. How do you not get that?

So to fight against this injustice you start creating movements and organizations that are only for some people based on the color, gender, sexual orientation to make the difference even greater?

You mean, if you have an inequality you need to conserve it rather than creating a counterweight? how does that add up?

Anyhow, a "pride month" is not exclusive. How is anything that says "please do not discriminate against people that are different" actually creating a divide?

I'm just trying to say that pointing on the difference is not a good way to remove it from society. It's the opposite. I'm not saying it's bad to be proud who you are, but I don't think anybody needs special month to prove this.

I'm not trying to be mean, I'm just seeing all the movies being removed because they are racist. The history being rewritten the same way as in Orwell's 1984. Instead of trying to remove the differences we are trying to point at them more and more.

It's not about the gender, it's not about anything that makes as different. What counts is what joins us together.

This would be all fine and dandy, IF there weren't any defacto differences in society and laws that ARE treating queer people differently. How do you propose we, as a society, should voice that THESE things should change? We need to point at the differences in order to acknowledge them and change them.

Accepting diversity doesn't work by assuming and acting as if everyone is the same, but acknowledging the differences, because we aren't.

And no, no movies "are getting removed" because they don't get as much screentime. If we have newer movies that actually are not racist, why watch those that are? This is not Orwell at all. There are other things that are going far more into that direction.

Asking people to be kind (as you did!) Is no thought-crime. We don't have laws that forbid anyone to be a dick, we want *social* change from bottom-up. This is as least Orwellian as it gets.
CatKiller 10 Jun
Quoting: ZlopezBut I don't need any special month to be proud about myself. For me it's funny that somebody even needs this :-)

Only having one month when people aren't as marginalised as much or discriminated against as much isn't funny, it's tragic. Taking that as an opportunity to assert your privilege, and the fact that you aren't marginalised or discriminated against, would be a dick move, yes. But taking it as an opportunity to celebrate the existence of people that are different from you, and work to minimise the harms they experience, would be an entirely appropriate thing to do.
Doc Angelo 10 Jun
Quoting: ZlopezI'm just trying to say that pointing on the difference is not a good way to remove it from society. It's the opposite. I'm not saying it's bad to be proud who you are, but I don't think anybody needs special month to prove this.

I see it the same way. It's a bit demotivating that people will try to frame you as a person that ignores existing racism. It's not ignoring what is. I rather see it as a way to come faster to a place where non of that matters anymore. The place, or rather the time, we all agree we should eventually end up at.

Maybe it is a bit similar with what Morgan Freeman said about "Black History Month". There is no "black history". There is a history of the human being. That's it.


Last edited by Doc Angelo on 10 June 2020 at 5:19 pm UTC
Eike 10 Jun
Quoting: ZlopezSo if I am white heterosexual I can celebrate the pride month?

Yes, of course!
I've been to Christopher Street day parades and it's been lots of fun.

Was this supposed to be some rhetorical question?
einherjar 10 Jun
Quoting: psy-q
Quoting: ZlopezIt's nice when everybody is talking about diversity and equality and the pride month is only for LGBTQIA+. I just find this funny :-D

I'm guessing it's those who have suffered from inequality who have to start such movements, no?

We could also make a Linuxgamer Pride Month. Judging by the amount of aggression and jokes that linuxgamers have to suffer whenever they uncloak in a "normal" gamer environment, it might even be worth it

That seems to vary where you "uncloak". My steam name contains [on LINUX] and I often got positive feedback in CS:GO teamchat. It goes from interested to "what CS:GO can really be played on Linux? - cool!" I was never insulted because of using Linux there.
Sometimes in forums I see people complaining about "Idiots on mediocre OS" or similar things. But I do not care a lot. I stay friendly or ignore it.
einherjar 10 Jun
Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: ZlopezSo if I am white heterosexual I can celebrate the pride month?
Why wouldn't you?

Why would you? Honestly, I never understood, why someone should be proud on his gender or sexual orientation. I am white and hetero, but why should I be proud because of that? This is not an achievement to be proud of.

It is kinda the same category of people who say: "I am proud to be german" or "I am proud to be white" --> When I hear things like that, I always think: "Did you achieve that by your own hard work, so that you can be proud of that?"
I don't get it.
CatKiller 10 Jun
Quoting: einherjarI am white and hetero, but why should I be proud because of that?

I'm not really sure why people are conflating race with it.

If you were gay, or bi, or trans, why should you be ashamed of that? Why might you not feel safe to reveal that aspect of yourself? That's why Pride events have to happen.
LeonardK 10 Jun
Quoting: einherjar
Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: ZlopezSo if I am white heterosexual I can celebrate the pride month?
Why wouldn't you?

Why would you? Honestly, I never understood, why someone should be proud on his gender or sexual orientation. I am white and hetero, but why should I be proud because of that? This is not an achievement to be proud of.

It is kinda the same category of people who say: "I am proud to be german" or "I am proud to be white" --> When I hear things like that, I always think: "Did you achieve that by your own hard work, so that you can be proud of that?"
I don't get it.

Pride events are not about *that* kind of pride. It's not about showing of, they never have been. If you want to read it as that kind of pride, than see it as an ironic quip against all those who are "pride to be white" or "pride to be hetero".

But when we talk about "pride events" it's about basic human pride, or better "dignity". About queer people or PoC not bowing their heads despite being marginalized, talked over and discriminated against. *That* kind of pride: holding your head up high.

EDIT: I can only recommend going to a physical pride event. It's not like a rally of nationalists or "Proud Boys", it's a complete different idea about "pride" and acceptance.


Last edited by LeonardK on 10 June 2020 at 6:41 pm UTC
CatKiller 10 Jun
As an event it's mostly celebrating that all these people have gone a year without being murdered, and commemorating the ones who have. If you think that it's a good thing that they haven't been murdered, you should celebrate along with us. If you don't think that's a good thing, then there's nothing I could say that would fit within GoL's rules.
einherjar 10 Jun
Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: einherjarI am white and hetero, but why should I be proud because of that?

I'm not really sure why people are conflating race with it.

...

OMG, what race are you talking about?
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