Throughout the month of June, viewers will be able to unlock Pride-themed emotes.
Twitch is introducing a host of features to celebrate Pride Month, with a lineup of LGBTQ+ streamers who will feature the homepage for the month of June.
The platform will also be streaming the 50th Annual San Francisco Pride Parade, which, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held virtually from 27 to 28 June. The event will be streamed on the SFPride channel and will feature live and prerecorded performances, as well as greetings from members of the LGBTQ+ community and speeches from thought leaders.
Viewers will also be able to earn themed emotes for supporting their favourite creators. The Pride-themed emotes were designed by Twitch creators SixtenArt, Nanasty, Pandreem, Hanna Täht and Bijouxdemon, and can be unlocked when one shows their support by subscribing, gifting a Sub or cheering at least 300 Bits on any channel.
Twitch is also partnering with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organisation for LGBTQ youths. The streaming platform will be donating $0.10 to the organisation “for every paid Sub, gifted Sub, or Cheer of 300 Bits or more, up to a total donation of $300,000” until the end of June.
Although the Twitch Pride t-shirts won’t be available this year, since the coronavirus pandemic has stalled the production pipeline, the Pride-themed gift card is still available for purchase.
Twitch Prime users will also gain access to Dream Daddy, a dating simulator developed and published by Game Grumps. The game will be available for Prime users on 5 June.