It's that time of the year again! Everyone's dressed in colorful outfits, bringing out their most brilliant dyes, and the bridges of Tyria are quaking in anticipation. It's pride month!
Tyria Pride 2020 is coming!
Tyria Pride is an in-game march through Tyria, aimed at showing support for our LGBTQ+ friends & guildies, and raising funds for Rainbow Railroad, a non-profit organisation that helps LGBTQ individuals escape persecution and violence!
The march will be taking place on two days:
- Saturday, June 27 | 16:00 CEST [EU] - 4 PM CDT [NA]
- Sunday, June 29 | 16:00 CEST [EU] - 4 PM CDT [NA]
The events will last about 3 hours each day, and during the event we'll be playing some mini-games in map chat and have a ton of fun making our way from Ebonhawke all the way to Rata Sum!
Why We March
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.
In other words, we march to spread the message of positivity, acceptance and love!
Allies and proponents of equality for all are especially welcome to attend, as are those who are members of LGBTQIA+ communities!
In addition to having fun in-game, we also want to make a positive impact in the world by supporting a fundraiser! For the second year in a row, we are teaming up with Gamers Giving Back, who is leading the organisation on the NA side, and together we are raising funds for Rainbow Railroad, a charity focused on providing support to LGBTQ individuals seeking a safe haven from countries where their lives are at risk for simply being who they are.
Click the button bellow to go to the fundraiser:
Alternatively, if you wish to donate in-game prizes to support the event, please contact Lelling.6795 via in-game mail!
General Event Information
When do we meet?
The event begins at 16:00 CEST [EU] / 4 PM CDT [NA] both days, but we do ask people to come a little bit early. You should also already be able to reach the coordinators Lelling.6795 and AngelWriter.3652 at least one hour in advance.
Where do we meet?
Day 1: Ebonhawke, near the portal from Divinity's Reach! If you don't have it explored yet, do not worry! You can reach Ebonhawke through a portal in Divinity's Reach, so we will also have a commander showing people the way through DR if needed. Click here for an image of the Day 1 path.
Day 2: Lion's Arch, at the Field of the Fallen! Lion's Arch is also connected to all major cities via Asuran portals, so you'll be able to reach easily with even a starting character! Click here for an image of the Day 2 path.
How do we get on the same instance of the map?
We can, and will, do this through squads and LFG! The commanders will be coordinating via TS and squad chat to make sure we get everybody into the same map (or maps, if there's more people than can fit into one map).
Make sure to keep an eye on LFG, and join the legitimate LFGs.
What do I bring?
You don't have to bring anything! But, party boxes, kites, transformations, fireworks, and other fun things of all kinds are of course welcome! If you wish to dye your armor in the traditional pride flag colours, that's also a fun way to express support!
Who can I contact about the event?
- EU: @Lelling - Lelling.6795
- NA: Angel - AngelWriter.3652
If you would like to help organize this event, please let us know by contacting us in-game, on the forums, or by replying to this thread!