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Hello friends!

While the world certainly seems to have flipped upside down in the past year and a half, I'm happy to report that

 

Tyria Pride 2021 will be happening on June 26 & 27, on both NA and EU servers!

 What is Tyria Pride?

Tyria Pride is an annual event that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and our allies both in-game and out, and raises funds for Rainbow Railroad, a non-profit organisation which helps LGBTQ+ people around the world escape state-sponsored persecution and violence!

 

It's a 2-day event with a 6 year history, as part of which we'll be walking from Ebonhawke to the gates of Rata Sum in Metrica Province, hanging out & having fun while raising money to leave the world a better place than we found it!

 

■ When / Where?

The event takes place over two days, and will be held on both EU and NA servers.

 

Start locations:

  • • Saturday, June 26: Ebonhawke (at the portal from Divinity's Reach)
  • • Sunday, June 27: Lion's Arch (at the Field of the Fallen)

 

Start times:

• EU: 16:00 CEST [14:00 UTC]
• NA: 4 PM CDT [21:00 UTC]

 

We tend to start marching about 15 minutes past the hour. Despite this, to get into the correct instance without any issues, it's recommended to be at the location at least 15 minutes before the hour.

 

 How to join?

To accommodate everyone coming to the event, we'll have multiple volunteers helping everyone get together, and will be taking over multiple instances of the same mapEach instance can only take about 150 people, so not everyone will be able to fit on the same instance. Our volunteers will be opening LFGs to get everyone onto a number of maps.

 

One way to make this simpler and to get in touch with volunteers more easily is to join the Tyria Pride discord, at tyriapride.com/discord! As the event draws closer, we'll include a list of volunteers here that you can contact in-game as well!

 

Please note: Do not open your own LFGs, please wait for organisers to open theirs so that you can join on a map instance with an organiser on it. Due to how the megaservers work, just because you are in Ebonhawke / Lion's Arch, it doesn't mean you're with the organisers. That's why it's a good idea to arrive into the map before the event start time!

 

 How to get involved?

The success and scope of Tyria Pride depends heavily on help and volunteers from the community! If you wish to help out, there are several ways you can do so:

 

 • Volunteering: Volunteers help out on the day of the event by helping ferry/taxi everyone into the correct instance between maps, guiding the path, fielding questions & providing information (which you'll be provided as a volunteer in the form of copy-pastes). A commander tag helps greatly with this but is not necessary. 

 

 • Streaming the event: Streaming the event is a great way to spread the word! This year we'll be compiling and highlighting a list of streamers that will be attending the event, so if you're planning on streaming the event, let me know!


 • Contributing in-game prizes: One of the ways that we encourage donations to the Rainbow Railroad fundraiser is by doing raffles of in-game prizes. In the past, this has included legendaries, rare materials and fancy skins! If you can contribute anything that you think might be a cool prize, get in touch!


 • Spreading the word: The most important thing to any event is visibility! If you can spread the word to your friends, your guild, your grandma, your estranged cousins, share the event on social media, talk about it at brunch with your co-workers, explain it to your cat! For quick information, here's a promo image you can share!
    
If you want to get involved, either as a guild or as an individual, the best way to do that is to join our discord at tyriapride.com/discord and get in touch there, or contact me in-game at Lelling.6795 via in-game mail!

 

I also want to give a very special shoutout to  Gamers Giving Back   who are supporting the event with both volunteers on NA side and prizes, for the fourth year in a row! GGB are not only great supporters of Tyria Pride, but also organise other in-game charity fundraisers throughout the year such as the Pink Day in LA kitten fundraiser in October and the MS Toga Party for multiple sclerosis! Check out their amazing work at gamergivingback.org!

 

■ Fundraiser

But wait! We're not just talking the talk, we're also walking the walk, and we want to create actual change and improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people worldwide, so we are, as always, running a fundraiser for Rainbow Railroad, an organisation focused on helping LGBTQ+ individuals escape persecution and violence.

 

You can find the fundraiser at justgiving.com/tyriapride2021

 

Just like every year, those donating to the fundraiser will be able to participate in raffles to receive both in-game and out-of-game rewards!

 

 Contact

If you have any questions about the event, feel free to ask them here on this post! I'll be checking it regularly and doing my best to reply to any questions! You can also join the Tyria Pride in-game guild, but note that the guild is inactive throughout the year, and is only used as an infopoint to let people know about this particular event. If you're looking for an active LGBTQ+ guild, the Tyria Pride event itself and our discord are a great place to look!

 

In-game contact: Lelling.6795

Tyria Pride discord: tyriapride.com/discord

 

For general questions, replying to this post works too!

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On 5/29/2021 at 10:25 AM, Thereon.3495 said:

Hi! I have a couple of donations for a raffle and wondered whether you did separate draws for both EU and US. I don't mind them going to either but as I'm over in the UK if you've got an EU one going I'd rather donate to that one 😛

 

Prizes will be raffled out to both EU and NA together from the same pool, or in case of smaller, more divisible prizes (e.g. a batch of ectos), split so both EU and NA receive prizes from two identical pools. 🙂

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On 6/2/2021 at 12:28 PM, Lelling.6795 said:

 

Prizes will be raffled out to both EU and NA together from the same pool, or in case of smaller, more divisible prizes (e.g. a batch of ectos), split so both EU and NA receive prizes from two identical pools. 🙂

I sent through the items, I'm hoping not to the wrong person!

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On 6/5/2021 at 9:07 AM, Thereon.3495 said:

I sent through the items, I'm hoping not to the wrong person!

Well its been, like, 20+ days and I've still yet to get a confirmation that my donation has been received having posted and messaged here and mailed in game 😞

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On 5/11/2021 at 7:37 AM, Lelling.6795 said:

■ Fundraiser

But wait! We're not just talking the talk, we're also walking the walk, and we want to create actual change and improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people worldwide, so we are, as always, running a fundraiser for Rainbow Railroad, an organisation focused on helping LGBTQ+ individuals escape persecution and violence.

 

We'll be posting the fundraiser closer to June, as well as sharing it on other social media, so keep an eye out! Just like every year, those donating to the fundraiser will be able to participate in raffles to receive both in-game and out-of-game rewards!

 

Hello!  Would you be able to update this post with the fundraiser information, please?  This original post said it would be updated "closer to June," but the Parade is tomorrow, and I have some guild mates who would like to know more. 🙂  Thank you!

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4 hours ago, Jevati.4328 said:

 

Hello!  Would you be able to update this post with the fundraiser information, please?  This original post said it would be updated "closer to June," but the Parade is tomorrow, and I have some guild mates who would like to know more. 🙂  Thank you!

Hey ^^


Looks like after posting the fundraiser on the Discord and in our reddit post, this one completely slipped my mind! Thanks for the reminder ❤

 

I've updated it now - the fundraiser can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/tyriapride2021

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9 hours ago, Thereon.3495 said:

Well its been, like, 20+ days and I've still yet to get a confirmation that my donation has been received having posted and messaged here and mailed in game 😞

Your donation was received and logged! Sorry for the delay in response. Since in-game mails don't have the account name written down, only the character name, I didn't automatically associate your account name here with the in-game mail ^^°

 

I send thank you messages back to every person who donated, but since sending mails to a lot of people in GW2 is tricky (if you send more than 1 mail per minute, you get suppressed), it's possible I accidentally got suppressed and didn't notice.

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