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Summer of Pride 2020 raises $25,000 For LGBTQ+ charities

July 16, 2020

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 LGBTQ+ charities 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, a studio promoting excellence in inclusive games, 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.
Cade Peterson, CEO of MidBoss, said: ‘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.
‘We look forward to continuing Summer of Pride annually, making it a bigger and better event each year.’
For more information, visit the MidBoss website or follow on Twitter @MidBoss