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Lelling.6795Lelling.6795 Member ✭✭
edited June 5, 2018 in In-Game Events

Hey folks!

For the third year in a row, as part of Pride Month, we are organising a march across all of Tyria, from Ebonhawke to Rata Sum, to show support for our LGBTQ+ friends & guildies! This year, both NA & EU will be travelling on the same routes on the same day!

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Citizens of Tyria!

You are invited to join us in celebrating Tyria Pride 2018 this June 23rd and 24th at 16:00 CEST on EU and 4 PM EDT on NA! on both days!

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 drama and the politics of the outside world.

Allies and proponents of equality for all are especially welcome to attend as are those who are members of LGBTQ+ communities!

On Day 1, we will travel from Ebonhawke to Lion's Arch, and on Day 2, we will proceed from Lion's Arch until we reach the steps of Rata Sum.

And don't worry if you can't make it on both days, or of you can't make it at 16:00 - the events will go on for about 3 hours each day, so you can hop on at any time during the event!

Thank you for your time.

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When do we meet?

Commanders & organizers will begin gathering at 3 PM CEST / EDT, so you should already be able to reach us one hour in advance. You can contact us in-game, or join us on TeamSpeak (ts.theopencommunity.org [EU] / solts.org, PW: franticzebra [NA])

Where do we meet?

  • Day 1: Ebonhawke! If you don't have 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.
  • Day 2: Lion's Arch!

How do we get on the same instance of the map?

We will be using TeamSpeak to taxi people onto the same map via squadjoins. If you don't wish to join us on TeamSpeak, you can whisper one of the people on the contact list below and they'll help you join the correct map in-game.

You don't need a microphone to join Teamspeak, and you don't need to speak, so feel free to join even if you're feeling shy \^\^

Teamspeak information:

  • EU: ts.theopencommunity.org, no password
  • NA: solts.org, PW: franticzebra

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!

Fundraiser

But wait! We're not just walking the walk, we're also talking the talk and wanting to assist enacting actual change and improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people worldwide, so we are running a fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. You can find it at gofundme.com/tyriapride2018!

Who can I contact about this?

  • Lelling.6795 [EU]
  • AngelWriter.3652 [NA]

If you would like to help organize this event, please let me know by contacting me in-game, on the forums, or by replying to this thread!

Please be aware that we are marching in the name of unity and acceptance. Any attacks or discrimination against anyone, whether based on religion, sexuality, race, specific minorities, ethnic groups, religions, etc. are not welcome at this event. This is also not a platform for political or religious debate. There are plenty of other places and times that are appropriate to start conversations regarding politics, policies, or religion.

Infographic - Promo Pic

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  • Endless Soul.5178Endless Soul.5178 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Oh good! I was wondering if there would be one this year. :)

    Asura characters: Zerina | Myndee | Bekka | Akee | Feyyt | Nuumy | Tylee | Rissa | Jaxxi | Sixx | Claara | Conii | Jymm | Synn | Zeena

    Your skin will wrinkle and your youth will fade but your soul is endless

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭

    I've seen a tumblr post about this recently and thought about maybe participating this time since I couldn't get the chance last year. As a trans man and a fellow part of the LGBTQ+ community this is interesting to see. :)
    Looking forward to maybe show up if nothing gets in my way. Wish you all good luck and lots of fun anyways!

    I'm Hunter, he/him
    Character infos: https://is-it-because-im-charr.tumblr.com/charactersgw2

  • Yay! I was wondering when this would be!

  • Never knew this existed! I love this idea I'll have to make sure I attend the next one! <3

  • Yailith.4056Yailith.4056 Member ✭✭

    6 days until Central Tyria Pride! Soooo excited! I hope to see you all there! :)

  • all worlds?

  • foozlesprite.8051foozlesprite.8051 Member ✭✭✭

    @Lelling.6795 said:
    Oh btw - this Saturday, June 9th, we are also doing a mini-pride promo event through the Path of Fire maps!
    No mounts (or gliding) required

    What will this consist of? How are you going to get people through the PoF maps if they don't have at least a raptor? I'm interested but admittedly confused.

    Definitely going to be at the main event regardless :smile:

  • Taygus.4571Taygus.4571 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @foozlesprite.8051 said:

    @Lelling.6795 said:
    Oh btw - this Saturday, June 9th, we are also doing a mini-pride promo event through the Path of Fire maps!
    No mounts (or gliding) required

    What will this consist of? How are you going to get people through the PoF maps if they don't have at least a raptor? I'm interested but admittedly confused.

    Definitely going to be at the main event regardless :smile:

    mesmer portals I assume?

  • foozlesprite.8051foozlesprite.8051 Member ✭✭✭

    @Taygus.4571 said:

    @foozlesprite.8051 said:

    @Lelling.6795 said:
    Oh btw - this Saturday, June 9th, we are also doing a mini-pride promo event through the Path of Fire maps!
    No mounts (or gliding) required

    What will this consist of? How are you going to get people through the PoF maps if they don't have at least a raptor? I'm interested but admittedly confused.

    Definitely going to be at the main event regardless :smile:

    mesmer portals I assume?

    I suppose! I've done a few PoF hero point trains with alts, and while I have all the mounts, the ones that advertise as needing nothing but raptor use a lot of portals already. Because of that, I wasn't sure if you could actually take someone through with only portals.

  • Taygus.4571Taygus.4571 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 23, 2018

    delete......

  • Alira.5423Alira.5423 Member ✭✭

    Ohh I'm looking forward to joining my first-ever Tyria pride march! ^.^

  • Cant anyone help us out ? it says 16:00 CEST which is 4pm for me. Its 3:50pm for me now and i dont see anything on LFG...? Was really looking forward to this too.

  • Aneysa.3845Aneysa.3845 Member ✭✭
    edited June 23, 2018

    Looks like the wrong time was posted. The EU contact says it will start about 6 hours from now. :/

  • This is very much happening NOW! Official march is currently at Plains of Ashord and lots of fun
    (Main Central Tyria LFG squad is @#@ TYRIA PRIDE

  • Aneysa.3845Aneysa.3845 Member ✭✭

    I am logged in POA and nothing. No squads matching @ TYRIA PRIDE. No Tags visible

  • This is the EU Saturday march - NA event start later? Also check Looking for Groups/ Central Tyria Squads - join the/ a squad then you should be able to jump in on the/ a march

  • Aneysa.3845Aneysa.3845 Member ✭✭

    Just spoke to AngelWriter. The NA march starts in 4.5 hrs. The EU march is going on now.

  • Heya can we get the GW2 dragon rainbow logo for our icons on the forums? I would love to have that.

  • I made a little video of todays final dance in Lion's Arch:
    Click here for the video
    (sorry for the horrid quality)
    but thank you so much OC for organising this event!

  • Tekoneiric.6817Tekoneiric.6817 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I forgot about it. I was focused on finishing a Bug in the System and working on a 3D part design. To bad these things aren't late in the evening. Us night folks usually miss out on daytime events.

  • SlippyCheeze.5483SlippyCheeze.5483 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tekoneiric.6817 said:
    I forgot about it. I was focused on finishing a Bug in the System and working on a 3D part design. To bad these things aren't late in the evening. Us night folks usually miss out on daytime events.

    Nobody owns the exclusive right to these marches in GW2, so if you want to organize one at a time suitable to you, go for it!

  • SlippyCheeze.5483SlippyCheeze.5483 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Gwaihir.1745 said:
    Generally people seek validation in real life not in a video game.

    I'm not sure, but I think you either called me a computer-generated NPC, or said that there is some difference between "me interacting with people in GW2" and "me interacting with people over FaceTime" despite both of them being mediated by technology...

  • Endless Soul.5178Endless Soul.5178 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Asura characters: Zerina | Myndee | Bekka | Akee | Feyyt | Nuumy | Tylee | Rissa | Jaxxi | Sixx | Claara | Conii | Jymm | Synn | Zeena

    Your skin will wrinkle and your youth will fade but your soul is endless

  • Thank you for sharing these, Endless!

    Gaile Gray
    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
    Fansite & Guild Relations; In-Game Events; Community Showcase Live

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 24, 2018


    Thanks to everyone for this amazing time! <3

    I'm Hunter, he/him
    Character infos: https://is-it-because-im-charr.tumblr.com/charactersgw2

  • Kiza.5630Kiza.5630 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 24, 2018

    Some more pictures from the event if you missed it.

    https://keeyasnowtail.tumblr.com/post/175214091766/so-here-were-are-bringing-some-color-to-an

    We had a blast. Huge thanks to Lelling and Opencommunity for making this possible. And Gaile for joining in Caledon forest!
    <3 to everyone! This was truly one of the best events I ever attended. Over 5 hours worth every second! :)

    Some more pictures taken by my friend <3
    https://kianga-snowstorm.tumblr.com/post/175214432278/tyria-pride-2018-day-2-a-big-thank-you

  • Hoodie.1045Hoodie.1045 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just letting you know that over the five years that I've been playing Guild Wars 2, Tyria Pride 2018 was my first time visiting the march. While I'm not a fan of the abundance of pink, I wish everyone in the march to live long and happy lives.

    Karras

  • castlemanic.3198castlemanic.3198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    YAY MY FLYING PINK GRIFFON IS IN A PICTURE =D.

    I'm so happy this was a thing! Happy Pride everyone!

    Whataboutism is disingenuous at best. If you join a debate and provide little to no proof when the other side provides lots of evidence, you can't then declare yourself the winner of that debate. I won't engage with bad faith arguments.

  • Kiza.5630Kiza.5630 Member ✭✭✭

    That griffon was awesome! :D

    Happy Pride Day <3

  • Aneysa.3845Aneysa.3845 Member ✭✭

    Some pics from today's march. Thank you to everyone involved. It was a wonderful experience, and one that I won't forget.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/19cymomc81fjuaq/gw074.jpg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pgfbrvqofzdnguy/gw083.jpg?dl=0

  • Yailith.4056Yailith.4056 Member ✭✭
    edited June 25, 2018

    Hey all!

    On behalf of everyone at Gamers Giving Back - Thanks for coming out to this event!
    Our community rocks ♡♡♡♡

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/392598364472213509/456842923586224149/CT_thank_you.png

    -Barbie

  • Ouija.1684Ouija.1684 Member ✭✭

    @Daevin Deere.5481 said:
    Cant anyone help us out ? it says 16:00 CEST which is 4pm for me. Its 3:50pm for me now and i dont see anything on LFG...? Was really looking forward to this too.

    I saw you in the NA march (you stood out because we’re in the same guild), so I’m glad you made it. :)

  • Kiza.5630Kiza.5630 Member ✭✭✭

    Found one more screenshot with this hilarious NPC comment :D
    https://imgur.com/rNA0rg7

  • @Hoodie.1045 said:
    Just letting you know that over the five years that I've been playing Guild Wars 2, Tyria Pride 2018 was my first time visiting the march. While I'm not a fan of the abundance of pink, I wish everyone in the march to live long and happy lives.

    Not a fan of pink? Wait til Pink Day in LA. :)

    Pride Marching Norn/Cancer Fightin Norn

  • Deimos.4263Deimos.4263 Member ✭✭✭

    That's me on the left with the bell in the second pic! (Danialle/Lernova). The parade needed tunes.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 30, 2018

    Currently posting in intervals on my tumblr about it. So keep an eye out for everything I post under the tags #gw2tyriapride2018 and #tyriapride2018
    It'll take a lot of time and effort to get everything uploaded since I took 300+ screenshots of the event.
    Don't mind me censoring names or chats. I don't know if everyone is okay with being shown and I respect everyone's privacy.
    http://is-it-because-im-charr.tumblr.com/

    I'm Hunter, he/him
    Character infos: https://is-it-because-im-charr.tumblr.com/charactersgw2

  • Lelling.6795Lelling.6795 Member ✭✭

    @foozlesprite.8051 said:

    @Lelling.6795 said:
    Oh btw - this Saturday, June 9th, we are also doing a mini-pride promo event through the Path of Fire maps!
    No mounts (or gliding) required

    What will this consist of? How are you going to get people through the PoF maps if they don't have at least a raptor? I'm interested but admittedly confused.

    Definitely going to be at the main event regardless :smile:

    The Tyria Pride paths are made to be walked with walk speed, not on mounts.

    There's a path through PoF that you can do entirely by walking. We do take a shortcut via mesmer portals in one place (start of the Elon Riverlands path) but even there we could've just walked around.

    We used this path for the Quaggan Waddle for Pink Day in LA 2017 for cancer as well, so you can even walk through them as a quaggan! =)


    These look amazing!


    @Kiza.5630 said:
    Some more pictures from the event if you missed it.

    https://keeyasnowtail.tumblr.com/post/175214091766/so-here-were-are-bringing-some-color-to-an

    We had a blast. Huge thanks to Lelling and Opencommunity for making this possible. And Gaile for joining in Caledon forest!
    <3 to everyone! This was truly one of the best events I ever attended. Over 5 hours worth every second! :)

    Some more pictures taken by my friend <3
    https://kianga-snowstorm.tumblr.com/post/175214432278/tyria-pride-2018-day-2-a-big-thank-you

    Yay! Thanks so much for joining! Glad to hear you had fun!

  • ReV.6097ReV.6097 Member ✭✭✭

    I haven't been overly supportive with this in truth...
    ..but

    I am honestly happy to have so many players feel welcomed and safe to express themselves, here in GW2 over the years.

    Glad you all had a great time and had reason to feel loved within the community.

    Maybe it's the recent turn of events with everyone in the community sticking together to fight bigger causes.
    The LGBT+ people are a big part of us, and, just like in Tyria when everyone respects and accepts each other, our true strength and unity, shines.

  • Lelling.6795Lelling.6795 Member ✭✭

    @ReV.6097 said:
    I haven't been overly supportive with this in truth...
    ..but

    I am honestly happy to have so many players feel welcomed and safe to express themselves, here in GW2 over the years.

    Glad you all had a great time and had reason to feel loved within the community.

    Maybe it's the recent turn of events with everyone in the community sticking together to fight bigger causes.
    The LGBT+ people are a big part of us, and, just like in Tyria when everyone respects and accepts each other, our true strength and unity, shines.

    Thanks so much for your kind words! I know it sometimes seems that the world is too polarized and dialogue is impossible, and you either have to be fully on board without ever criticising anyone or any thought in any way or you are branded sexist, racist, homophobic, etc. but I think as long as we keep an open mind and listen to each other, we can grow as a community.

    Otherwise we just end up blocking each other out.

  • Lelling.6795Lelling.6795 Member ✭✭
    edited July 6, 2018

    Thanks so much for joining everyone! If you have any comments, feedback, etc. for next year, feel free to write them here, or message me in-game!

    Here's already some stuff we noticed:

    We did notice a large amount of people who struggled with joining the group by themselves - either not knowing how to use the LFG, or that you can join a squad without asking for an invite. This is information that we'll add to the info post!

    We'll also be adding a strict time when exactly LFGs will be up, when we start gathering, and when we start marching. For some people, starting at 16:00 CEST meant they'd already be there half an hour early, while others interpreted it as that being the time to show up. Adding a breakdown of the times should help this :smiley:

    Another common, rather amusing, thing that happened was British people coming an hour early. Apparently it's a common misconception that British people use GMT as their time zone all year round, but in fact, for half of the year, Britain is in BST [GMT+1], so the majority of my 15:00 CEST - 16:00 CEST conversations was explaining to British people which time zone they're actually in :sweat_smile: I'll make sure to put a little reminder up for Brits for next year ^^

  • Rahvun.4729Rahvun.4729 Member ✭✭
    edited April 21, 2019

    So, @Lelling.6795
    For 2019... 22nd/23rd or 29th/30th?

  • Hey ! Tyria Pride will be on June 22nd/23rd. Details will be announced after the Toga Party on May 11th! Our website will have details as well via gamergivingback.org.

    To stay posted on all things hosted by GGB - join our Discord community! :)