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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Gay Pride in Second Life
"Second Pride"is an organization formed in Second Life to bring the LGBT Community together and raise awareness to the issues the "gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community faces each day in real life and the virtual world. Second Pride was created not only to bring the LGBT community together but also to educate people about the fight for human rights. The Second Pride group is led by an elected committee that works with Amnesty International and their "Outfront" project. Amnesty International is not just a RL charity organization, but an organization that also has a presence in SL. Amnesty International fights for human rights around the world. Anyone can join the Second Pride group regardless of sexual orientation. There are members who are not gay but are advocates of equality for everyone. There are several LGBT community's in Second Life. Boystown is one of the most popular spanning 11 regions. Called the gay urban capital of SL, Boystown sims hosts a number of popular clubs and entertainment venues such as Skate Town, The Dude Ranch, DARKbar and Steamworkz, A men's only bath house to name a few as well as homes to rent. Nylonia is a land for feminine girls & tigirls only. Nylonia offers shopping, beaches, clubs, pools, cafes and more. Cedar Creek State Park is an all-male sim featuring outdoor activities all set in a mountainous state park setting. The sim offers inexpensive rental cottages, perfect for new comers to Second Life. There's also a night club and lots of weekly activities for residents and visitors. Come and visit the park and become part of the Cedar Creek experience. Lost Paradise is an island for all who want a nice and romantic place. It's an adult island for gay, lesbian and straight with parties, a beach house, jazz, rock, ballrooms and many other options. Adonis Heights is comprise of residential and commercial properties for LGBT Community. EDEN is a dance club exclusively for women. There's also shops, a temple for meditation, a romantic area and a castle for more private moments. The Gay Archipelago is an international region of Second Life consisting of 148 sims today which share traffic, conduct archipelago-wide events, and welcome LGBT newcomers to Second Life. The Gay Archipelago (GA) includes a variety of content, including business, shopping, entertainment, role playing, and services for the gay Second Life community. Linden Labs recently gave the Gay Archipelago its own region allowing it to expand and remain focused on and for the LGBT community. The above mentioned are just a few of the many LBGT community's, clubs, stores and residential areas in Second Life. June is "Gay Pride Month" with activities and fund-raisers across the grid. One of the most popular activities is the Pride Parade in London City. A colorful parade that runs through the streets of London City with daily events and live performers.