June is Pride month and every year this is celebrated in Second Life at Second Pride. This year it ran from 14 to 23 June. Abby has been to Second Pride before many times but, given that my first Rezday isn’t the till 15 July, this was my first time to experience it.
This year’s Second Pride sim is modelled on a New York City block with the stunning main stage and dance area being in the park. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riot, and the sim includes a replica of the Stonewall Inn among other exhibits.
Abby and I visited Second Pride a few times both to explore the city and to enjoy the party in the park. Outside of the park there were loads of shops and exhibits, as well as there being stalls in the park itself.
We arrived early one evening and had fun on the fairground rides before everyone else arrived in the park later that night.
The atmosphere down in the park is incredible. It feels so warm and lovey to party together with people who identify across the LGBT+ spectrum and beyond with open-minded allies. Being here with each other feels extra special. For me personally this represents the best of Second Life.
We returned a couple of days later and went for coffee at a beautiful little cafe just around the corner from the park. We took photos of each other ❤️
A lovely place to relax during the day.
Then later that evening we hit the dance floor again. So wonderful to be a part of this in Second Life! 🥰
Abby and I would like to thank the organisers for creating such a wonderful Second Pride this year. If you haven’t been yet then get down there right now! Even if by the time you read this you’ve missed the parties it’s well worth exploring this little slice of New York City. 🏳️🌈❤️