This Delight, LGBTQIA+ communities at Microsoft invite everybody to hitch us in our name for justice and fairness. By working collectively, we are able to make an impression and convey about change for all.
Gaming is a giant a part of the lives of many LGBTQIA+ gamers and it’s necessary that we have fun everybody who performs. At Xbox, we’re dedicated to making a secure and inclusive house for all members of LGBTQIA+ communities to expertise the enjoyment of gaming and we’re championing content material that represents all of at this time’s gamers. We’ll proceed to do our half to make sure that everybody can play as their genuine selves and really feel empowered and represented all through the trade.
Workforce Xbox proudly helps LGBTQIA+ gamers throughout Delight month and past. To honor Delight, we’re specializing in intersectionality and lifting up LGBTQIA+ voices throughout gaming. We’re additionally highlighting tales of Workforce Xbox and Microsoft members, and Microsoft is making a $150,000 complete donation to LGBTQIA+ nonprofits. Discover all the methods Microsoft stands up for justice and fairness at Pride, and take a look at a few of the methods Xbox is celebrating this yr.
Xbox Delight Gear
The Xbox Gear Shop celebrates Pride Month with new Delight collections from Xbox, Halo, and extra.
Present your assist with limited-edition t-shirts, baggage, and extra — all created by and with LGBTQIA+ communities. This yr’s assortment is full of Xbox Recreation Studios designs and eco-friendly choices. Shop Pride gear now.
Delight 2021 Xbox Wi-fi Controller Present
Workforce Xbox has designed the Delight 2021 Xbox Wi-fi Controller with and for LGBTQIA+ individuals to offer visibility to communities which have usually been missed and uncared for. It combines the flags of varied LGBTQIA+ communities in an interwoven energetic approach, creating a way of unity, and evoking each know-how and the fashionable age. To have fun, Workforce Xbox will share these controllers with key influencers and media within the U.S. and internationally. Learn more here.
Wish to have fun Delight whereas taking part in Xbox in your Floor? Try the Floor Pores and skin, impressed by this Delight design. Learn more here.
Inform Me Why Obtainable for Free in June on Xbox Consoles, Microsoft Retailer, and Steam!
Tell Me Why, the award-winning narrative journey from DontNod Leisure and Xbox Publishing, will probably be obtainable free of charge on Xbox consoles, the Microsoft Retailer and Steam for all the month of June 2021. Whether or not you’re returning to Delos Crossing or experiencing the Ronan twins’ reunion for the primary time, we are able to’t wait so that you can be a part of us this Delight Month.
The Forza Franchise Will get Festive for Delight!
Forza is getting festive! The 2021 Forza Rainbow livery, adorning the 2017 Ford Focus RS, is out there free of charge to all gamers in each Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7. Gamers will robotically obtain the livery by means of the in-game message middle the subsequent time they log in after June 1. (Ford disclaimer: 2017 Focus RS now not in actual world manufacturing.)
Unity Nameplate for Halo: The Grasp Chief Assortment
In Halo: The Grasp Chief Assortment, our gamers can customise their profile with particular nameplates commemorating in-game actions or celebrating particular occasions. Any gamers who log in throughout the month of June will robotically acquire entry to this distinctive “Unity” nameplate!
Rejoice with Gamerpics and New Profile Theme
Xbox has launched new Xbox profile customization content material. The brand new “True Colours” profile theme and gamerpics will probably be obtainable to followers on PC and console. Rejoice and present your assist with this new content material! (Availability might differ by area.)
Microsoft is donating a complete of $150,000 to LGBTQIA+ Nonprofits
Along with our staff, Microsoft has donated $2M+ to organizations that assist the LGBTQIA+ group within the final yr, and we’re making an extra $150,000 complete donation to nonprofits around the globe to assist in the struggle for LGBTQIA+ fairness together with ACLU Foundation, The Trevor Project, Act to Change, OutRight Action International, BEAM, and Mermaids. We stay dedicated to advocating for and supporting fairness and equality for all, together with our LGBTQIA+ staff, players and members of our communities. Learn more.
Microsoft Rewards on Xbox
Microsoft Rewards members in the USA can earn factors for donation to organizations supporting LGBTQIA+ communities by means of Xbox. All Microsoft Rewards donations made to the organizations listed beneath will probably be matched by Microsoft all through the month of June.
- The Trevor Project: The Trevor Mission is the world’s largest suicide prevention and disaster intervention group for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) younger individuals.
- OutRight Action International: OutRight Motion Worldwide fights for the human rights of LGBTIQ individuals all over the place. OutRight works on the worldwide, regional and nationwide ranges to analysis, doc, defend, and advance human rights for LGBTIQ individuals around the globe.
- Transgender Law Center: Transgender Regulation Heart adjustments regulation, coverage, and attitudes so that each one individuals can dwell safely, authentically, and free from discrimination no matter their gender identification or expression.
Xbox players can earn Microsoft Rewards factors in numerous methods, equivalent to taking part in or buying video games after downloading the Microsoft Rewards app on Xbox. Earn factors and redeem them for actual rewards. Join today and donate through Xbox.
The Coalition/Gears 5 on Microsoft Rewards
This month, be a part of Microsoft and The Coalition and assist the social good group of your selection by means of the MS Rewards program. Full a Gears 5-based MS Rewards Punch Card and get the Pixelated Hearts banner set to be used in Gears 5 multiplayer. Program is open to gamers within the following areas: US, CA, MX, BR, AU, UK, FR, DE, IT, ES.
Uncover Video games, Films, and TV Curated by LGBTQIA+ Communities at Microsoft
Throughout June and past, we’re highlighting video games, films, and TV chosen by LGBTQIA+ communities at Microsoft that convey focus to LGBTQIA+ creators, experiences, and protagonists, plus award winners and nominees from GLAAD and the Gayming Awards.
Try a couple of highlights from the full games collection that includes creators, relationship options,protagonists, playable characters, character creation options and LGBTQIA+ award winners and nominees.
Inform Me Why – This award-winning narrative journey from DONTNOD Leisure and Xbox Publishing stars Tyler Ronan, a trans man, alongside his twin sister Alyson as they reunite for the primary time in ten years and discover the secrets and techniques surrounding their mom’s loss of life. Obtain the sport free of charge all month lengthy on Xbox consoles, Home windows 10 and Steam!
Undertale – We gained’t spoil it, however this well-liked RPG is wealthy with illustration and is now obtainable to play on Xbox.
Ikenfell – This tactical RPG options plenty of LGBTQIA+ characters and follows a bunch of magical college students together with three non-binary get together members.
2064 Learn Solely Reminiscences – We love that MidBoss seeks to make the world extra inclusive by means of content material, and the way this recreation presents gender identities and expression, together with the choice to decide on your pronouns.
The Outer Worlds – Be part of Parvati, one in all your companions who identifies as asexual, as she pursues a relationship with Junlei, the captain on the Groundbreaker on this GLAAD award-winning action-RPG the place you’ll get a style of that house colonist life.
“Moonlight” – This shifting story follows the journey of Chiron, a younger African American man, and his journey together with his identification and sexuality into maturity.
“Saving Face” – Earlier than Alice Wu created, The Half of It, she created Saving Face that includes Wilhelmina, a Chinese language-American lesbian, balancing her relationship together with her mom and cultural expectations.
“Love, Simon” – Greg Berlanti’s coming-of-age movie follows 17-year previous Simon’s path to coming to phrases together with his identification.
“The Craft: Legacy” – Zoey Luna brings visibility to trans and Latina identities on this continuation of a 1996 hit.
View the entire collections on the Microsoft Retailer on Xbox, the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, and the Xbox App on Home windows in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. Guests to each the Xbox and Home windows Shops can discover LGBTQIA+ group picks at any time by trying to find “Delight” and associated phrases.
Xbox Ambassadors Rejoice Delight
Within the Xbox Ambassadors group, we’re devoted to sharing and amplifying group voices. So, in celebration of Delight Month in June, we requested those that determine as LGBTQIA+, how video games with various illustration have impacted them and to share their tales about being a member of the gaming group. Here are their stories.
Xbox Performs Celebrates LGBTQIA+ Communities
The Xbox Performs group will proceed to have fun LGBTQIA+ communities throughout Delight Month and past. Our group will function video games linked to those communities, in addition to invite distinguished dwell streamers and content material creators onto our channels. We can even have recreation builders on-hand to speak about their experiences whereas creating video games that characterize LGBTQIA+ communities. Observe the motion on Twitch.tv/Xbox!
Be part of us every week as we function a unique theme:
- Week of June 1st – LGBTQIA+ Recreation Creators.
- Week of June seventh – LGBTQIA+ Group Streamer Takeover
- Week of June 14th – LGBTQIA+ Recreation Protagonists
- Week of June 21st – GLAAD/Gayming Award Nominees
- Week of June 28th – LGBTQIA+ Playable Characters
Xbox Podcast Talks Delight and Security for LGBTQIA+ Gamers
Xbox’s Major Nelson will probably be joined by GM of Xbox Belief & Security, Kim Kunes, on the Official Xbox Podcast for a particular Delight month episode in late June that can focus on the significance of security at Xbox. The episode will cowl how Xbox is supporting LGBTQIA+ communities to play as their genuine selves and expertise the enjoyment of play free from concern of intimidation or harassment.
Xbox UKI + DIGIPRIDE Occasions
This summer time, Gayming Journal, the world’s solely LGBTQ online game journal, is celebrating its DIGIPRIDE season which runs from June by means of August on gaymingmag.com. Introduced by Xbox UKI, the season will see plenty of main actions occurring on the Gayming web site and throughout Twitch. Occasions embody a digital drag present, DIGIPRIDE panels, particular Let’s Play streams, weekly Rainbow Arcade DIGIPRIDE streams, particular episodes of the Gayming Podcast Dwell, and extra to be revealed! All this plus unique ‘cash can’t purchase’ competitions, opinions, options and interviews on Gayming Journal. Learn more.