Greetings, everyone! Mastress Alita here with another vlog, and this time we are celebrating LGBT Pride Month! But then, I’m sure my rather colorful decor gave that away, didn’t it? I wanted to dress Casanova up as a Drag Queen, but he was having none of it… I’m still finding pieces of that feather boa in unspeakable places…
For this special vlog, I asked for you viewers near and far across the Sim Nations to submit a favorite photo that shows just how much beautiful diversity is out there within our Simming community, amongst both Simmers and their Sim creations. Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers, those still questioning, intersexuals, asexuals, heterosexual allies of the community, pansexuals, and polyamorous Sims were all welcome, and I’m so excited to get to share with you all the amazing Sims that will be featured in this little virtual photo parade for the first ever Sims Pride!
Taking pride in who you are, and loving yourself no matter your gender identity or sexual orientation, is such an important message, and as part of the LGBTQQIAAPP community, we must continue to stand strong and continue to support each other. I’m sure as you all know, on the 12th of this month, a gunman killed 49 people and injured another 53 at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. My heart goes out to the victims of this tragedy, all the friends and family directly affected by this act of terrorism, and everyone else in the LGBT+ community that has been saddened by this hate crime. Therefore, Sims Pride 2016 is dedicated to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
I’ve lit a white candle in their honor, and it will be kept burning throughout the event. Before we get started, let’s take a small moment of silence to honor our fellow LGBT+ community members that lost their lives that night.
Thank you all so much. I really am honored to be part of such an amazing community, and you’ll see why in a moment! So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the wonderful, diverse Sims that take pride in being who they are! All characters will be named from left to right, unless otherwise noted.
Our first submission comes from rednenemon! She writes The Racket-Rotter Chronicles, and featured above are two characters from her story, bisexual Sinbad Rotter, and homosexual Shark Racket.
Next we have Journalist (a.k.a. Journy) and Demetrius Kleos from The Kleos Famacy by ginnymalfoy22! This adorable couple was the generation seven heir and spouse. Journy is pansexual, and Demetrius is homosexual.
It can’t be Pride without a Drag Queen, right? This lovely Queen is Plumbum Von Botox, and she comes from MadameLee, the author of the Swanson Legacy.
Next up is a couple submitted by BBQPenguinWings! Meet bisexual Heaven Montgomery-Hollingsworth and homosexual Dr. Alayna Hollingsworth, the main characters from Get to Work Vignettes: The Doctor and the Artist.
OJenn has kindly shared with us Bobbie, an MtF transgender that you can read all about in Simtropolis: Windenburg Edition. According to OJenn, “She identifies as pansexual mainly due to her open-mindedness when it comes to choosing partners. Male or female or even trans, she feels that it’s the person that counts and not the gender.”
XSimMimX is also here! She’s the author of Castaway Legacy, and a lesbian!
Here we have Olivia Bloomer, a.k.a. Liv, right, with her wife Heather. They can be found in generation five of ThePlumbob’s Bloomer Legacy.
This group photo comes from Charliimai! On the far left is Sage Riverstone, a Drag Queen from a Murder Mystery Game (that makes a reappearance in The Case: An Interactive Story). On the far right is Oake Vogel from The Vogel Legacy. He’s gay, but had a son with the help of a friend as a surrogate; that’s his boy, Rebel Vogel, beside him!
This cute lesbian couple, Alex and Harmony, was submitted by Kater Creation. According to Kater Creation, “They met when they were both homeless. It was love at first sight.” Daaw. Kater Creation is the author of Hopeless for Autumn: Kater Creation.
Here we have Twiggy, author of Twiggy’s Sim Adventures, with her other half, a.k.a. the Druid. They are featured in the short story Pixelated Love. Twiggy doesn’t like labels but is definitely an ally! She says she considers herself somewhat pansexual and her current partner is bisexual, and they have twins!
Meet Aaron Noble, his daughter Joi Noble, and Caiden Woodall, from The Challenge Mashup Rotation by Rainydayz179. At the time of this photo Aaron was questioning, and Caiden is homosexual. They make such a cute family!
This impressive group comes from Pegasus143 , author of MAKPLAYS! In the back row on the far left, that lovely lesbian couple is Mary Anne Goth and Mindy Albert, who are featured in the short story December Fools Day as well as After the Wedding; in the front row we have Annabeth Goth, an ally from After the Wedding, and Angel Doll, an MtF transgender from The Doll House; and finally, that group in the back, from left to right, features ally Emma Lockheart from The Lost Prince, Matias Goth, a FtM transgender from After the Wedding, Pegasus herself, a pansexual, who features in the story Letters to My Younger Self, and Rebekah McNair, a lesbian from the short story Words Never Heard.
This darling lesbian couple, Ani and Shanna, is courtesy of Frantika, and can be found in her story Tribe Dahae: An Amazon Challenge!
From InfraGreen’s Eight Cicadas, in the foreground we have lesbians Mari Kindle and Samira Racket, and in the background is Amy Bull, a bisexual, and Annette Waverly, a pansexual!
This fierce Drag Queen is Roundee Rouge! She is biologically male, identifies as male, and is attracted to males (yes gurl)! Submitted by Jellysimwich, the author of Life Is, she can be found in a Drag Queen modelling competition organized by Jellysimwich, Drag Me to Fame! If you want to see other fierce Queens strutting the runway in amazing looks, check it out; right now the theme is Pride!
This gorgeous portrait is courtesy of ValoisFulcanelli, and features Gunther Goth, a bisexual, and Valois Fulcanelli, who is homosexual. You can read all about these two in ValoisFulcanelli’s story The Madness of Mr. Goth!
Meet Simsophonique! She is the author of Miss V Detective, where you can find her Simself in a variety of misadventures! She is an asexual of the demi-heteroromantic variety!
These soon-to-be parents are from iiimee’s Harrington Legacy! Featured are Johnny Zest, who’s sexuality is unknown, and Lord (yes, that’s his first name!) Harrington, who is gay. Congrats, you two!
Here we have Dorothy Blanc, on the right, being proposed to by her girlfriend, Olivia! Dorothy is the daughter of the founder from swcheppes’s story Disney Legacy: The Blancs.
This lesbian couple, Cecilia and Willow, come from The Lockwood Legacy by AuroraLockwood! AuroraLockwood’s stories feature many cute lesbian couples, so also make sure to check out Aurora’s other site, This is UNEQUIVOCALLY us!: A Series of Blog Styled Stories.
This gender-queer individual is Shannon, pictured with their daughter Casey. Submitted by ra3rei, author of Raerei’s Fortress, Raerei states that, “Day to day Shannon presents more feminine than masculine, but is capable of fathering children, so they’re really not intersexed. In relationships, they’re bi; although their most lasting relationships have been with females. Prefers neither pronoun, but both she and he are fine.”
This couple features Laurent D’Allegro, gay, with his boyfriend, Fabrizio Caprice, bisexual, who recently came out to his family to live with his love Laurent. They are characters from Andante Zen’s story The Last Canvas, an ongoing story since 2013 which deals with three generations of gay men facing their sexuality and coming out from different perspectives!
From DarciTheFox’s Love Like a Snail, we have Rei, an intersex individual! According to DarciTheFox, this picture is “the first time they’ve taken a step towards the middlegender and towards who they really are.” Awesome, Rei!
And finally, here is my own submission, featuring myself there on the right (only a migraineur would wear shades at night, you know!). Seated across from me is my good friend Todd. We are both proud asexuals! Joining us is Ty Neumann, a FtM transgender! You can read all about him in my short story Growing Pains. Ty is still questioning his sexual preferences, but I’m pretty sure the cats are polyamorous… they seem to enjoy stealing pets from everyone! We are partaking in the great asexual tradition of eating cake… err, except apparently according to recent health studies in Sim Nation eating cake causes premature aging, and I have enough gray hairs already, so instead we opted for the next best thing, pumpkin pie! …It was vegan-friendly per Todd’s request, of course.
That’s it for Sims Pride 2016! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I have! As you can see, we have so much diversity out there in our Simming community, and it really deserves to be showcased!
I’d like to take this moment to thank all those Simmers that took the time to submit a photo to Sims Pride this year! It really means a lot to me! I’d love to see you all back again with more great images next June for another amazing Sims Pride, and hopefully we can get even more people involved next year!
If any of you viewers out there have any questions or need any definitions, have any personal stories you’d like to share about being part of the LGBTQQIAAPP community, links to recommended Sim stories out there that feature favorite LGBT+ characters or themes, or even links to an LGBT+ Sim or Sim couple that you didn’t manage to submit on time, feel free to share them in the comments! I keep my comments open to all, so you do not have to have a WordPress account, and you can even comment anonymously if that makes you more comfortable! This event is all about sharing our love, support, education, awareness, and bonds of community… so never be ashamed to take pride in who you are!