When you think that Second Life is dead, or it is useless, or it’s full of fake people, or it’s only a place for sex or harassment, think again. Take a moment and remember this image. And what love can do. What a community can do. What a virtual platform can do.
Second Life is a place of love, it’s a fantastic tool, if you use it in the best way.
Your donations will finance one of these amazing projects by Arcigay:https://www.arcigay.it/en/sostienici/dona-ora/#.XRm5-OszaUk, and, who knows, next year we may go bigger and bigger!
Here a wikipedia list of LGBTQ organizations around the world:https://en.wikipedia.org/…/List_of_LGBT_rights_organizations.
Choose your country and take a look, look at what they do for the LGBTQ+ community, help them, be part of the movement!
We are strong, we are.
This is our second year celebrating LGBTQ+ Community with you all! This year the catchphrase is COMMUNITY IS POWER because we believe that only with communication, learning and knowledge we can defeat homophobia and all kind of phobias. The homophobia indeed starts from an ignorant point of view: you are scared of what you don’t know. For this reason, through love and patience, we can come closer, support each other and let other people know the LGBTQ+ Community!
We had a very rich festival: many many dj sets and contests, a live singer, our amazing fair, made by people who supports and cares aboout LGBTQ+ Community, and our Art Gallery!
We also hosted two great association in the Prevention Area: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: a leading-edge Order of queer and trans nuns; the Sisters have devoted ourselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment.
And the American Cancer Society, that provides inworld support groups for cancer Survivors and Caregivers throughout the year at Hope Haven on the American Cancer Society region.
And we had our fundraising for Arcigay LGBTQ+ Association, full of super-helpful projects and campaigns that are helping the italian and international Community: https://www.arcigay.it/en/sostienici/#.XRDlH-szaUk
All the linden-love we gather here at Pride Festival will be donated to one of their projects!
Second Life is our home, it is the place where anyone can feel safe and be him/herself, in total freedom. Second Life LGBTQ+ community has the duty and the honor to keep this place safe, and spread the message of love and tolerance, through countries, languages and cultures. We can build, together, the most amazing no-borders LGBTQ+ community ever.
COMMUNITY IS POWER!
Almost 5000 individual visitors in the SIM
11.000 visitors in our website
165.000L gathered as donations
120 hours of entertainment
40 designers and 40 gifts
ARCIGAY THANKS SECOND LIFE
ALL MY THANKS
The Fashion Show has been possible thanks to many many adorable people, I’m going to present them!
First of all our main sponsors, Lelutka and Gabriel, they will each provide a 5000L gift card for Miss and Mister Pride 2019, isn’t amazing? Thank you Lelutka and Gabriel! ❤
L’Homme Magazine will give a 2500L cash prize for the two winners too, WOW thank you guys!!! ❤
And, of course, a HUUUGE thank you to Miyoko Magic from HelaMiyo Poses, for providing a 1500L gift card from each model!
But nothing would have been possible without the help of the Queen of the Runway, Miss Pride 2018, our Melinda Bayn from Atreyu Fashion Icon! She followed our models on their journey: rehearsals, HUDs, coreography and more! She is a spectacular and passionate woman, and I can’t thank her enough for this!
With the help of Martine Gothly (Elegance Model Agency), the show director of this event, and Daniel Salvatore Salvetti, Mister Pride 2018, we are ready to show you the most friendly, weird and lovely runway ever!
A huge thank you to Marciana, Sequane and Vanity Darling, our social media queens!
I’ll take some more space for thanking my angels during this year of Pride Festival: Dimitri and Kobi, my Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence! Without them, I would be in the asylum right now 😀 They also offered to pay half of the sim, I know I should not say that, but F*CK OFF and take the applause! You both are my love ❤
I want to thank Willi and Tetsuo too, they allowed me and Dimitri to sleep some hours during the night, taking the control of the organization, thank you angels 😛 ❤
A special thank you to LillyoftheVeil, she knows why, she is a great soul, I feel you ❤
A speciak thank also to the UNSTOPPABLE dj machine, DJ Venusia!!!
Thank you Art Gallery artists for these fantastic works of art!!
Thank you to the fantastic team of Seraphim too! They covered our no-profit event for free, you are simply the best!
And of course all the djs, hosts, managers, partners and designers that joined our event, without you all there is no Pride Festival, thank you for offering your work and your time, it’s priceless!
DAVID HEATHER – THIRST – SENSES STORE – NOIR STORE – ALMA makeup – EXTRA – BUTTERFLY DREAMS – ENCHANTRIX EMPIRE – STORIES&CO. – MIDNA – DOTTY’S SECRET – CORDEAUX – KAERRI – MADAME NOIR – CNZ – SKELLYBONES – FELI’S FRAMED U! – BELLE MODE – HELAMIYO – SNF – EXALTED – CUBURA – TWOSIDED – FIGURE8 – SUBLIMINAL – IZA – KJIM – SUTHERN SASS – RICHB. – FANCY DECOR – TABITHA’S PRIDE – R&R SWAG – NOH8 – MOTIV8 – HILTED – SHORT LEASH – THIS IS WRONG – ALASKAMETRO<3 – LELUTKA – GAY MEETING POINT – LATEX DOLLS – GABRIEL – FLAIR FOR EVENTS – SENSATION MILLENNIUM – L’HOMME MAGAZINE – XXX EVENT – THE MEN JAIL EVENT – ELEGANCE MODEL AGENCY – ATREYU FASHION ICON – MESHFORMEN
Djs and hosts:
Chanel Hurricane, Venusia McMahon, Raute Hinterland, RaevynStorm, KoreRae, Edward Larimal, PamuyaSatinka, Chadley Darkwood, Pysa, Sandie Slate, HEDY, Drushila, Deano Lockheart, Lina Aine Aldaine, Melissa Noctis, Ava Bravin, Claudia Panthar, Noz Salas, Sodium Cyanide, Fynn Jiminy, Finn, Coca Supercharge, Autumn Xomotron, Jill Agresti, DJ Bunbun, Missevilkatie, Dj Feli Midnight Darkfire,Roxie Darkfire.
THANK YOU ALL!!!
Luigi, Chad, Dae, Ash, you helped so SO MUCH to start the organization of this HUGE love machine, thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤
Hikaru Enimo from L’Homme Magazine, a living and “pixelling” legend of Second Life! You can literally absord STYLE when you sit next to Hikaru. Thank you!
Rou Oreo Bailey-Wunderlich-Eleganza-Extravaganza, the manager of Crashed Club, the coolest club for very important bitches and amazing music 😀 She provided some awesome djs and hosts from Crashed! (Yes, she is into avatar traffic, but she has a great ass so we can forgive her LOL) Love you wifey :*
Thank you Crashed Club!!!
Taylalouise from Flair for Events, welcome honey! Her team provides to Second Life lots of fantastic commercial events where we can lose all our money 😀 We hate you, you are too good at your job, too good!!! See you at Whore Couture, can’t wait!
Last but not the least: I’m a huge groupie of this one, I have to say that, she is one of the faces behind my favorite store ever. Say welcome to Aradia Dielli from Lelutka! I want to lick all your faces forever, thank you for giving us such amazing heads and huds, I LOVE YOU 😀
And a INFINITE THANK to our models:
Harley Josephine Middleton
May Ivy Amara Heart
Pippin Oppewall Bade
Saddii Kristopher Michael
Emarra Bazi Monero
Only with their hard work and passion the Fashion Show has been possible, you are the best ❤
Thank you Pride Festival visitors for all these amazing love IMs, they have been fundamental for me ❤