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Twitch is a place where everyone can be themselves, and this June, we’re standing with all of our LGBTQ+ viewers and streamers around the world to celebrate love during Pride Month. We’re highlighting LGBTQ+ creators, unveiling a bunch of new Pride shirts, taking part in the SF Pride Parade, and we’re partnering with the Human Rights Campaign® (HRC®) to raise money for equality. There’s a LOT going on, so let’s get to it.
Watch LGBTQ+ Creators
There are so many great LGBTQ+ streamers on Twitch who use their channels to raise awareness while making great content. To celebrate them, we’re promoting an LGBTQ+ creator on the front page of Twitch every day in June. You can check out the full schedule at the end of this post.
Shirts for Everyone
Our new “Cheer for Equality” shirts are designed not just around the rainbow flag, but the bisexual, transgender, and lesbian flags as well. 100% of profit of each sale ($7 per tee) will be donated to the HRC®, so pick up a great shirt and support a great cause.
Twitch Gets Involved
Every year, San Francisco hosts one of the oldest and largest Pride parades in the US. As SF is the home of Twitch, you can bet we’ll be there in full force. We’ll share highlights from SF Pride on Twitch’s social media, so stay tuned on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Once Pride Month wraps up, we’ll put together a video with info about how much money you raised for HRC®, footage from the parade, and more.
We also teamed up with “It Gets Better” to empower LGBTQ+ Twitch staff to share their support and encourage LGBTQ+ youth all around the world. You can watch the video below, and if you think it could help someone who feels isolated, please share.
Emotes and Cheermotes
We’re adding four brand new global emotes to Twitch chat based on the t-shirt designs above, and Bits are getting in on the party too with a new rainbow flag Cheermote. You can use these in any chat, any time, to celebrate Pride Month. They’re both permanent additions, so don’t worry about them disappearing once June is over.
Fundraising on Twitch
If you’d like to show your support for Pride Month by fundraising for HRC® on Twitch, click this link to get set up. Any creator who raises over $500 will receive a free shirt from the HRC® store, plus one additional shirt from Twitch as a thank you.
In addition to all this, you’re invited to share your TwitchUnity story with us by using #TwitchUnity on social media. Pride Month starts on June 1. Help us make it the best one yet!
8BitDylan — Friday, June 1 at 3pm-5pm PT
Delphron — Saturday, June 2 at 3pm-5pm PT
KrinxShow — Sunday, June 3 at 2pm-4pm PT
Lil_Lexi — Monday, June 4 at 3pm-5pm PT
BrunaBalbino — Tuesday, June 5 at 12pm-2pm PT
FerociouslySteph — Tuesday, June 5 at 1pm-3pm PT
Smajor1995 — Wednesday, June 6 at 11am-1pm PT
cypheroftyr — Thursday, June 7 at 11am-1pm PT
skyhook — Friday, June 8 at 9pm-11pm PT
Moon_Shiners — Saturday, June 9 at 3pm-5pm PT
antphrodite — Sunday, June 10 at 4pm-6pm PT
DistractedElf — Monday, June 11 at 8am-10am PT
agayguyplays — Tuesday, June 12 at 2pm-4pm PT
Nikatine — Wednesday, June 13 at 11am-1pm PT
MrKravin — Thursday, June 14 at 3pm-5pm PT
KiwiFails — Friday, June 15 at 9am-11am PT
ActiiveVisiion — Saturday, June 16 at 7am-9am PT
ChipWhitehouse — Sunday, June 17 at 8pm-10pm PT
FoxQueen — Monday, June 18 at 12:30pm-2:30pm PT
AshleyNova — Tuesday, June 19 1pm-3pm PT
Taudriel — Wednesday, June 20 12pm-2pm PT
TexCubSF — Thursday, June 21 8pm-10pm PT
AdamKoebel — Friday, June 22 5pm-7pm PT
Shamanom — Saturday, June 23 at 10am-12pm PT
SlyTQ — Sunday, June 24 at 3pm-5pm PT
gitsie — Monday, June 25 at 12pm-2pm PT
Devonbumpkin — Tuesday, June 26 at 11am-1pm PT
KatFTWynn — Wednesday, June 27 at 9am-11am PT
iamBrandon — Thursday, June 28 at 8pm-10pm PT
HealMeHarry — Friday, June 29 at 3am-5am PT
frankthepegasus — Saturday, June 30 at 12pm-2pm PT
A very special thanks to ActiiveVisiion, AdamKoebel, agayguyplays, antphrodite, AshleyNova, ChipWhitehouse, Delphron, DistractedElf, FerociouslySteph, iamBrandon, KiwiFails, Moon_Shiners, Nikatine, Shamanom, Smajor1995, skyhook and 8BitDylan for their help in creating our Pride Month TwitchUnity promotional video.