At dawn on June 28, 1969, something changed forever for the LGBTQ + community. That night, a raid on the Stonewall Inn pub, located in the New York neighborhood of Greenwich Village, resulted in six days of protests and demonstrations by a group that feels persecuted and threatened. In the next five decades, much progress has been made in terms of rights, but the Pride continues to be a celebration of tolerance, diversity and vindication.
With diversity (s) you play
In Spain, the celebration of Pride is lived in a big way. Above all, in cities like Madrid, where the great LGBTQ + Pride party is celebrated between June 28 and Sunday July 7, with the manifestation of Saturday 6 as the central act. Beyond the streets, the apps make a flag (arcoris, of course) of a movement that, despite much achieved so far, still has a long way to go.
Apps and Games for the pride party 2019
In the App Store you can find numerous games that celebrate diversity, with inclusive options of ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, giving the player freedom to choose how he wants to be. This is the case of Choices: Stories you Play, with interactive stories that range from youth fiction to the most disturbing terror, through stories full of romanticism.
More LGBTQ + themes and characters are found in the interactive adventure Life is Strange and its prequel Life is Strange: Before Storm. Its protagonist Max faces the greatest adventure of his life: the transition from adolescence to the adult world.
LongStory is a dating game set in the institute where you can choose a character with a feminine or masculine pronoun, but also neutral.
Beyond the institute and family life, there is also room for LGBTQ + characters. An example is the role-playing game Jade Empire, which in 2005 broke molds making characters of the same sex fall in love.
Diversity has also reached the Star Wars universe. The first LGBTQ + Jedi is Juhani, star of Star Wars: KOTOR, a game set 4,000 years before the creation of the Galactic Empire.
Books, Podcasts and Documentaries for the pride party
The bookIm a Gay Wizardde V.S. Santoni is one of the literary phenomena of the moment with 440,000 readings only two years after its publication. It tells the story of two LGBTQ + teenagers who become wizards to deal with bullying in their institute. After casting a spell on their stalkers, they are recruited by agents of the Marduk Institute, a secret government organization that trains wizards to learn how to use their powers. The work is one of the greatest successes of the publisher goes appWattpad, which makes a firm commitment to LGBTQ + literature, with 15,000 works uploaded in 2018 related to this theme.
To deepen what happened during those hectic days in Stonewall, two fundamental readings: the first is Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution, a work that recapitulates events by recounting what happened hour by hour and ending in the first gay pride parade, held in 1970. Another important book is Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising That Changed America, by Martin Duberman. Through the testimonies of four men and two women, the history of what happened in that Greenwich Village pub is reconstructed. Both can be read in Apple Books.
The documentary "Pay it No MInd: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson" chronicles the life of a trans activist who voiced the rebellion in Stonewall. Shortly after the 1992 gay pride march, his lifeless body was found in the Hudson River.
If Podcasts are yours, the appStoryCorps dedicate an entire season to LGTBQ + themes on the occasion of Stonewall's 50th birthday. The iconic narrative podcast premieres more than a dozen episodes around the generations, both veteran and new, of the LGTBQ + community. In addition, in Apple Podcasts, you can hear The Bowery Boys, which brings together 275 episodes dedicated to New York City. Two of them, released in 2008 and 2017, deal with what happened in Stonewall.