It’s Pride Month! We want to celebrate the people in our community who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, and highlight the games and communities that bring them joy and a sense of belonging. We also want to recognize the games that have awesome queer representation in them – representation that is affirming, positive, and fun. Be on the lookout for recognition of these folks, and these games, across social media all month, and feel free to weigh in with our hashtag #PrideIsNotAGame.
We’ll also be continuing to stream on our regular schedule. Take This Plays will be featuring games that celebrate the queer community, with Dead by Daylight on June 5 and Validate on June 19, both featuring special guest Clinical Program Manager Cassie Walker, LCSW. We’ll have the blush meter out for Dr. Kelli Dunlap on the 19th, promise!
Finally, we’ll also be marking Juneteenth this year by highlighting a serious issue: the real, physical and emotional danger that Black and queer folks face, especially trans folks, in the US right now. While we love to celebrate the fun and joy of games, we also have to recognize that this is a difficult time for people in these communities, and that you need support, affirmation, and community right now. As part of this effort, be on the lookout for a list of resources and call to action from our Board President, Tanya DePass, and a series of clips from our Trans Identity and Gaming Mental Health Panel.