Animal Crossing: New Horizons to Hold Their First Ever Pride Festival

Published 06/17/2020, 1:01 PM EDT


Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be hosting its very own pride festival this month. The virtual event is being called Global Pride Crossing and will be held on the 18th of June.

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The Global Pride Crossing event will be a part of Global Pride 2020 and will be running throughout the pride month, starting on the 18th. During this event, Animal Crossing players will get a chance to visit Pride Island. This island will be the host to an entire virtual pride festival. Players can arrange pride parades and walks, and participate in a rainbow march.

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The island will also have a rainbow march, a message board, a hall of fame, a dance club, and a catwalk, as a part of this virtual pride festival. In addition to this, players can buy a range of pride-themed outfits for their characters to wear in the game.

Animal Crossing stands for equality, tolerance, and unity

Due to the pandemic situation, Pride festivals could not be arranged all over the world. To deal with this, Global Pride 2020 will be hosting a 24-hour stream of LGBTI+ content on the 27th of June, and the Animal Crossing Pride event will be a part of it. Twitch streamers from all across the world will live stream their Global Pride Session. The entire live stream will act as a fundraiser and raise money through Tiltify.

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The Global Pride Crossing event has its own Twitter handle now, and people are loving how adorable the entire thing is. The description on the Twitter handle says, Love is here to stay! Get your island ready for a virtual pride parade on Saturday, June 27th. Share your creations with #GlobalPrideCrossing”

 

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The Global Pride Crossing event will also support the Black Lives Matter agenda in various ways, including sharing BLM related content.

A good step towards propagating unity

The recent unfortunate events have united people all over, making them considerate and tolerant of various ideas and identities. The gaming community has been taking steps towards being better human beings and propagating that idea since then.

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We can only hope that all these efforts give rise to a brighter dawn at the end of a dark night.

 

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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