Celebrating Pride, Scopely Style

Celebrating Pride, Scopely Style

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Scopely is home to over 800 talented individuals who each bring a unique perspective to the table, shaping who we are as a global organization. 

Scopely has cultivated a safe space for every Scopelean to live authentically with full support of those around them, and in years past, Pride month has been celebrated together with events across our global offices. 

This year, we maintained that spirit from afar through virtual activities that brought together our LGBTQIA+ community and allies, and offered our players ways to celebrate in our games as well!

Educate & Celebrate

We educated global Scopeleans and celebrated the history of the movement while looking to the future of inclusivity and equality for the LGBTQIA+ community with a weekly History of Pride newsletter, social events and much more:

  • Our History of Pride newsletter introduced important individuals and activists such as: 
    • Marsha P Johnson, a gay liberation activist and a central figure of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 who dedicated their life to championing equality.
    • Phyllis Akua Opoku-Gyimah, also known as Lady Phyll, the co-founder, trustee and executive (formerly managing) director of UK Black Pride — the first event of its kind in Europe!
    • Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California state history after being elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
  • Our Pride @ Scopely group hosted global virtual screenings of the Stonewall Uprising documentary to share the origin story of Pride and the gay rights movement in the United States.
  • Scopeleans filled our community Spotify playlist with music from our favorite LGBTQIA+ artists and tunes that inspire us live authentically.
  • Scopeleans brought their Pride to every meeting with custom Zoom backgrounds, as seen below!

Personal Reflection 

What does Pride mean to you? We invited Scopeleans to share their perspectives to honor their personal Pride journeys. Here are just a few of their answers:

Freedom of mind to explore and discover; to better understand and love ourselves and others; as individuals, family, friends, and communities of this earth. Pride should always be a part of what we are and all we are striving to achieve.”

Pride is conquering the fear and self-loathing ingrained in us growing up and learning to love yourself. Pride is showing the younger members of our tribe that it’s ok to show your authentic self to the world. Pride is celebrating all the diversity of the community and standing in solidarity with one another.”

Since having kids, Pride is a bit different. I want our kids to be proud of our little family. We might not look like other families but our family is full of love and I’m really proud of that.”

Pride means to me inclusion, dignity, equality and increased visibility and acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender humans. Freedom of expression and the ability to live life to the fullest!”

Pride is about celebrating freedom. It’s a time to embrace who you are and appreciate how others are different than you.”

Pride is about being able to feel safe in my own skin and be who I am because of all the struggles and sacrifices others endured before. There is still a VERY long way to go for so many people and it’s a time to remember that and work as best we can so that others have the same opportunities.”

Playing Proud

Our mobile experiences also honored Pride month with in-game events themed around the celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community, a couple examples:

  • MARVEL Strike Force’s All Together Now event celebrated harmony across the world. At the center of the event was the limited-time Unity trait and Unity Orb, which features Gold, gear, and select event characters, including Negasonic Teenage Warhead at a higher drop rate. 
  • Yahtzee With Buddies Play with Pride offered all players a special rainbow frame for their profile photos after completing an in-game activity.

Beyond Scopely, together

Scopeleans also connected beyond Scopely at local events, celebrations, rallies, peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and organized a fundraiser benefitting a range of impactful organizations to show solidarity and support for the Black LGBTQIA+ community.

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