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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.

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Oh btw - this Saturday, June 9th, we are also doing a mini-pride promo event through the Path of Fire maps!

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  • Amnoon WaypointEU: 16:00 CEST, ts.theopencommunity.org, no passwordNA: 4 PM EDT, solts.org, PW: franticzebra
  • No mounts (or gliding) required

As always - you don't need a mic to join us on teamspeak, and there are no speaking requirements! You can just come and hang out \^\^!

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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!

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@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:

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@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?

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@Taygus.4571 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.

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