Pride Returns to Decentraland for the Third Year
LONDON, May 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Metaverse - The virtual social world Decentraland announced today the return of the platform’s popular digital celebration of the global LGBTQIA+ community. Decentraland, in collaboration with community studios Polygonal Mind and Vegas City, is hosting Metaverse Pride 2023, a 3-day, inclusive and vibrant virtual event that takes place within the blockchain-based metaverse. The event will celebrate the diversity of the global LGBTQIA+ community, engender inclusivity, and add to the storied history of Pride month.
Metaverse Pride 2023 will take place from June 27th to June 29th, featuring a number of immersive experiences, virtual art installations, live musical performances, and educational content intentionally crafted for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies. The Metaverse Pride Parade will also return bigger and better this year in a new, permanent location within Decentraland. Attendees will be able to join the virtual parade, showcasing their unique avatars and custom Wearables, by hopping on the delightfully flamboyant floats touring through Decentraland. The parade will be accompanied by games and interactive experiences that allow participants to engage with the event and win prizes.
In addition to the parade, Metaverse Pride 2023 offers various educational workshops and panel discussions with global community leaders addressing LGBTQIA+ rights, mental health, and advocacy topics. The event also showcases unique Wearables from LGBTQIA+ digital artists, and provides safe spaces for attendees to connect and share their experiences. To further celebrate the occasion and inspire the virtual world’s creators, the Decentraland Foundation is also organizing a Metaverse Pride Wearable design contest to be held in the weeks before the event.
“Joining forces with Decentraland to bring Metaverse Pride 2023 to life gives us the opportunity to showcase the transformative potential of blokchain-based virtual worlds. We are working together to make this event a showcase for diversity, equality, and self-expression in a digital environment, creating immersive and meaningful virtual experiences for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies,” said Daniel García Aranda, CEO of Polygonal Mind.
"We are thrilled to be part of Pride in Decentraland and to create a vibrant and inclusive celebration that celebrates the diversity and acceptance of all individuals. At Vegas City, we truly believe in fostering a community that welcomes everyone with open arms, and we are honored to support this important cause,” said James Ashton, Founder of Vegas City.
The Ad Council’s Love Has No Labels campaign will join Decentraland’s virtual Pride event to celebrate diversity and inclusivity in the metaverse. The goal of the Emmy-winning national communications program is to help the public recognize the role we can each play in creating a more just, equitable and inclusive society. Love Has No Labels will bring that educational and inspirational content to Decentraland in an effort to encourage meaningful actions in support of the LGBTQ+ community.
Metaverse Pride 2023 is a decentralized, community-driven event that relies on the collaborative efforts of its participants. If you would like to participate in Metaverse Pride 2023, simply create an account in Decentraland, customize your avatar, and join the festivities in the virtual world. The event is open to everyone and is an excellent opportunity to learn about the issues facing the global LGBTQIA+ community.
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