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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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saellaven 11 Jun, 2020
Quoting: Hori@saellaven
This is not nearly as bad as it was/is for you, but me and a lot of other people have also suffered discrimination. Especially at school. It doesn't matter in which way you're different, even the tiniest thing will be brought to great lengths against you. For me being shy and having trouble socilising caused me a lot of problems and sadness. Others are discriminated against because they are "ners" and they learn too much, others because they are physically frail, and countless other things.
What all of those cases have in common, is that it's simply not fair.
It's not fair for lesbians (your case), it's also not fair for people who developed their social skills later than their peers (my case, and them being against me only made the problem worse), and it's not fair for countless people in countless different cases.

In my eyes, we're all under the same roof. It's acceptance and fairness that we need to "fight" for, not our individual problems/groups. Because, in my opinion, the source of the problem is the same in all this cases - people don't respect diversity, and people split themselves into different groups way too much.

Diversity is the greatest aspect of the human race. That's what we should be proud of, that's what we should fight for.

I was an outcast nerd as well... I was off the charts intelligent compared to my peers and my teachers, socially awkward having to live as the closeted lesbian (and back when I was in school, any hint of homosexuality would get you flayed by your peers and met with revulsion by your elders), came from a poor, broken family from the hood, etc. I was routinely bullied by both boys and girls and I often took the kids that were more emotionally or mentally fragile than me under my wing to protect them, which just drew more ire to me.

In many ways, it made me a lot stronger... but I'm still pretty fragile on the inside, so I have a hard time letting anyone get close to me, which is why the situation with my gf is even harder right now.

My wish is for everyone to just be tolerant of anyone else that isn't causing harm to someone. I want a world where people don't have to feel shame or be subjected to hate because they're gay, trans, black, nerdy, or any of the othered traits that "normal" people just take for granted. Unfortunately, some people feel empowered by being able to other someone else, and that's why they need to stand in the way.
iwantlinuxgames 11 Jun, 2020
This is why we have pride month:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots

QuoteToday, LGBT Pride events are held annually throughout the world toward the end of June to mark the Stonewall riots.

The Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the LGBTQIA+ push for equal treatment, to stop the beatings and arrests by police in New York, simply for being gay.


While some progress has been made, such as the recent SCOTUS decision that established same-sex marriage as an inalienable right, and the passage of various hate and discrimination legislature, it doesn't bring back those whose lives have been taken because of bigotry and hate.
ljrk 11 Jun, 2020
Quoting: HoriIn my eyes, we're all under the same roof. It's acceptance and fairness that we need to "fight" for, not our individual problems/groups. Because, in my opinion, the source of the problem is the same in all this cases - people don't respect diversity, and people split themselves into different groups way too much.

Diversity is the greatest aspect of the human race. That's what we should be proud of, that's what we should fight for.

I agree with your goal wholeheartedly! However, if you want to "fight for general acceptance" you soon reach a point where it's not clear what needs to change, not clear where things are still amiss. The only thing that's obvious is that we aren't diverse and accepting yet.

But those people who are directly affected will know what's amiss, and such events are their turn to voice this, s.t. others, who are not affected, can join them and we can work together to fix things. Many white queer people demonstrated, peacefully, together with PoC for #BLM and PoC in their turn, joined the CSD. All have a common goal and support each other!

However, all those groups are discriminated differently against. Obviously, laws forbidding gay marriage are something that affects other people than racist police forces. As such, most non-queer people aren't even *aware* of these issues, just like most white people aren't aware how racist police treatment often is. Or, most socially non-awkward people don't know how much insecure people *suffer*. Or how transgender people are discriminated against, what their needs are: Most people don't even know how to "deal" with them, how to properly show respect even if they want to. And insecurity furthers fear which furthers hatred in turn.

Such events thus serve the idea of exchanging experiences and understanding each others problems, rather than working for only one group. And the positive effect can be seen in those countries that actually have such events. It works!
Liam Dawe 11 Jun, 2020
Have removed some recent comments. Please keep things calm, civil and be nice to each other.

There's plenty of topics of discussion and debate here that are valid, but some people have been taking it into weird and gross directions that should have been left at the door. If people keep coming to comment, and do things like making it clear they're not interested in discussion and basically just "comment-drop" and such then we will have to lock the comments and warn people on their behaviour here. Please read the rules.

Chat can continue as long as people understand the above. Please don't quote this and attempt to carry on previous issues.


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