Metaverse celebrates inclusivity this Pride Month

“It is an absolute joy to be a part of the first-ever metaverse Pride Parade. All very vibrant and colourful.” Uzuki Asagwara sums up the feeling of hundreds like her who took part in the metaverse Pride walk.

From musical concerts, and festivals to corporate team meetings, everything that could be possible in the real world is now being replicated virtually, fueled by the power of blockchain technology and AR/VR. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Pride Month, a celebration in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots, is now being celebrated in various metaverse environments too.

In a discord chat, Asagwara, an Indonesian national, tells indianexpress.com, that attending a Pride Walk was a dream come true for her. “Due to the risk of attacks by conservative reactionary groups in Indonesia, there has never been a proper Pride Parade here.” Thanks to the metaverse, Asagwara and many like her could actively participate in the Pride Walk, albeit digitally.

The virtual social world Decentraland is hosting Metaverse Pride which features international music icons, and experiences such as the Pride rainbow colours, virtual concert stages, streets, and pride floats…

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