Love is love. Period. At KontrolFreek and our parent company SteelSeries, we're committed to inclusivity, accessibility, and equality in all facets of gaming. June is Pride Month, and as such, we're looking to pay tribute to the LGBTQ+ community throughout the season while proudly waving the Pride colors and amplifying marginalized voices. In addition, we’ll be spreading positivity through giveaways that you can participate in throughout the rest of the month.
But our Pride celebration doesn’t end there. Central to our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community is our corporate partnership with The Trevor Project. The world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for young members of the LGBTQ+ community has aided hundreds since its inception in 1998.
The Trevor Project offers trained counselors who are available 24/7 and reachable by phone, chat, and text. The counselors help young people in crisis, dealing with suicidal thoughts, or just needing someone to talk to without fear of judgment. Thanks to its free crisis counseling, resources, and safe digital spaces, The Trevor Project has helped to make a real difference when it comes to protecting at-risk youth while lifting up and supporting the LGBTQ+ community at large.
This month, we’re thrilled to announce that KontrolFreek and The Trevor Project are teaming up to send love and support to gamers who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. All throughout Pride Month, we'll be donating a portion of every sale on KontrolFreek.com, up to $20K, to The Trevor Project. Additionally, as a thank you for your support, each order during June will also come bundled with a free KontrolFreek Pride sticker.
So, go ahead -- snap up that set of FPS Freek Galaxy thumbsticks you've been eyeing, or grab some Performance Grips to make your PS5 sessions a bit more comfortable when gaming with friends. You'll be supporting a great cause, plus you can swag out some of your favorite gear to spread awareness for one of the most important causes in the LGBTQ+ community.
To learn more about The Trevor Project and their work supporting LGBTQ+ people, visit TheTrevorProject.org. And to learn how you can be a better ally to LBGTQ+ gamers, check out these tips over at the SteelSeries blog. Some useful pointers include educating yourself about LGBTQ+ identities from reliable sources and learning about and respecting the pronouns that some gamers use to self-identify. Respect and understanding go a long way when it comes to making anyone feel welcome in any community.
Remember: Even just one person, one voice, one helping hand, or even a bit of extra love in someone's Twitch chat can make a dramatic difference. From now throughout the end of June and beyond, let’s remember that love is the reason we’re here, and lift up the incredible voices throughout the LGBTQ+ community, whether you’re a battle royale gamer or a FPS enthusiast.
Now, let’s all have a great Pride month as we officially welcome summer, and keep an eye on the official KontrolFreek blog for more news and updates.
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