Pride Month may be over, but we’re not ready to stop talking about it. As reported by Polygon, players recently hosted a big party celebrating LGBTQ + performance to cap off the month of festivities … inside Grand Theft Auto.
Usually you play as a criminal driving at reckless speeds and getting into all kinds of other trouble, and the online version of the game features community-run servers where people take on the roles of different characters and act in unusual ways. civil. In the New Day RPG server, a group has come together to host an in-game pride parade.
Digital unites – Polygon interviewed the organizer of the parade, a user named Peacheslatoure, who plays Jeb Miller, a character who grew up surfing a couch and hopping around in trailers. He says he wanted his character to “represent the dreams of LGBT youth” who dream of moving to big cities and being accepted for who they are.
Peacheslatoure said he doesn’t live in a big city where parties are most accessible. This is why he organized the events of the last month. “Myself as a player, I am a young LGBT who does not have the same luck as the others. I use role play as an outlet to express who I wish I could be to the audience.
Additional Af – The New Day community celebrated the pride with dances, beach parties and an end of month parade. They were so attached to the role-playing game that the Public Works Division of the server – yes, they have one – came out and set up the official route through town. During the final, Jeb stood on a large float as the parade made its way through the streets. A DJ played a few songs, and everyone had a great time.
It just goes to show that sometimes the internet can be good, despite its myriad of flaws.