Pride in-person may be canceled due to COVID-19, but that doesn't mean the celebration and honoring the fight for equal rights should go unsung. That's why EA has revealed that they are hosting a The Sims Virtual Pride Parade to honor all of their LGBTQ+ fans. Here's what you need to know about how to get involved!
Using the #SimsPride2020 hashtag, The Sims players are highly encouraged to share their best Sims Pride looks on social media starting June 15 until June 29 for a chance to be officially featured in the upcoming The Sims Pride Celebration Event. The chosen participants will be made aware of their spot during the virtual Pride parade that is going live on the official The Sims Twitch channel on June 30 in partnership with YouTuber EnglishSummer.
"Now more than ever, it’s important to remember that while Pride is a time for celebration, it’s also a moment for reflection and solidarity," reads a recent press statement from EA. "All of us are facing difficult, emotional challenges in real life right now. Celebrating Pride might feel complicated as people face the systemic oppression of the Black community head-on and brave the isolation of COVID-19. But none of us are alone."
They added, "This month, and every month, it is critical to support equality on all levels. The Sims is committed to creating the world as it should be, one that is kinder, more connected, and built on representation and freedom of expression. We believe diverse and inclusive worlds are better worlds, both virtual and real. Our community is full of wonderful, beautiful people from all over the planet, and The Sims 4 should reflect that—we wouldn’t have it any other way. We constantly and consciously strive to improve on that front. The Sims is a safe space for experimenting with your identity, relationships, and interests. We want this game to empower you to express yourself, explore the possibilities, and continue to play with life. The Sims team is proud to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community."
So get that Simmer ready by June 15 and put that best Pride foot forward because the Virtual Pride Parade is well underway and chantay, you'll definitely want to stay. Just remember: Play with life, play with love, can we get an amen up in here?
The Sims Pride Parade officially kicks off on June 15, are you excited? Join in on the conversation over on Twitter @PrimaGames, we'd love to hear what you think and what your strategy is going into the celebration to be the most fabulous Sim you can be!