Guild Wars 2 players to hold Pride March through Tyria

Guild Wars 2 pride march

A group of Guild Wars 2 players are holding a virtual Pride march this month in support of LBGT community members. 

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Announced on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit, Pride March Tyria will be held on June 26, starting at 5pm PST. Starting in the centre of Ebonhawk, the two-and-a-half hour march will finish at the steps of Rata Sum. 

“We march primarily to show our support for gender and sexual minority players, some of which have found Guild Wars 2 to be one of a few safe places to simply be themselves and get away from the drama and the politics of the outside world,” explained SheWhoMews, the event organiser, on Reddit

The thread includes a timing sheet with approximate times taken to march each location, so players who wish to take part but can’t attend the whole event are able to work out where the march will be when they log on. 

The march comes due to June being LBGT Pride month. “Allies and proponents of equality for all are especially welcome to attend as are those who are members of LGBTQIA+ communities,” states the Reddit post. 

Further through the Reddit thread, interested players outside of North America are discussing the potential of European-time marches, so if you want to attend but can’t work on Pacific time there’s a chance there may be a march in your time zone, too.

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7 Months ago

I always wish games would give people the tools to do this properly. Banners, clothes, et cetera. It'd be rad. I know, fourth wall, but you don't have to be roleplaying every day. It'd be fine to have something like this every now and then. I'd love to see more MMO developers be supportive with this where people could file for a march and then be given all sorts of cool stuff for the duration.

That'd be a huge PR boom. And considering just how incredibly, hilariously, unashamedly open-minded ESO is, I bet they'd go for it. I should mention it to them. And really, they are, not just saying that. They have all sorts of characters of different gender identities, orientations, and they even go so far as to have included a furry Kamasutra.

No, really.

http://esoitem.uesp.net/item-61256-1-2.png

So, yeah. I really should mention this idea to them. They're a really rad group of people and I can't help but want to support them. In my eyes, they've yet to do any wrong. They haven't been exploitative with microtransactions, the only questionable armour they had they listened to the community and fixed beautifully, their balancing team has never fucked up, and it's an MMO where you actually have bloody choices. I can't speak highly of it enough. I feel weird, though, because it's tied to a franchise I historically haven't really cared about since Morrowind. ESO's the new Morrowind for me.

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