As part of Pride Month, we're excited to announce that for the second year in a row, we will be organizing Pride March Tyria, an in-game pride march!
This year's pride march happens on two separate days to give more people a chance to participate, and to allow us to cover a bit more ground without doing a 7-hour event! The events will last about 3 hours each day (Day 1 on NA will be a bit shorter), with some fun pre-events to get everyone warmed up.
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 hardships they face in the outside world.
We march to spread the message of positivity, acceptance and love!
On a more serious note, in addition to having fun in-game, we also want to make a positive change in the world! So we are doing a charity fundraiser, raising money for Rainbow Railroad, a charity organisation which helps LGBT people escape dangerous, life-threatening situations and bring them to safety. They are one of the organisations responding to the crisis in Chechnya, where LGBT people are being systematically targeted, tortured, and killed in an attempt to purge the country of LGBT people. You can find the fundraiser on our donate page!
Read more at http://www.theopencommunity.org/tyriapride