Second Pride 2019

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.

Second Pride 2019

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.

The Stonewall Inn

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.

At Second Pride 2019

Abby and me at Second Pride ❤️

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.

Abby and me at Second Pride 2019 ❤️

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 ❤️

Cafe at Second Pride

Abby with me at Second Pride 2019 ❤️

With Abby at Second Pride 2019

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! 🥰

Dancing at Second Pride 2019 ️‍🌈

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. 🏳️‍🌈❤️

16 thoughts on “Second Pride 2019

  1. I’m jealous of your pictures. I wish mine could come out so beautiful but I have problems just getting the entire front of my store or my tent at Second Pride to all come into focus at once. I guess I need to upgrade my laptop so that can happen.


      1. I don’t think so, but I’m pretty sure I don’t use ultra graphics mode. I’m about to go to bed so I’ll screencap your suggestion and check tomorrow when I fire up Firestorm. Thanks for the suggestion.


      2. I finally fired up Firestorm and confirmed I have Depth of Field disabled. My laptop runs on 8 gigs of RAM, and I’ve got a lot of it free, so I’m not sure if throwing more at the problem will help. I need to see if I can upgrade the graphics at all, but being a laptop I doubt I can do much there. But the quest is the quest, so…


      3. It’s not just taking pictures. Just looking at things, bringing one thing into focus puts something else out of focus. But I double checked the specs and the Intel graphics chipset in my laptop don’t measure up.


      4. It doesn’t matter if I use a cropped shot or full screen. What’s on my screen is what’s in the screenshot.


      5. Are you making photos with screenshots? My screen might be 2400 x 1800 but with the SL camera I could take a 6000 x 4500 photo. Much better than a screenshot.


      6. Stupid phone app and keyboard thought I wanted to post my comment when all I wanted to do was go to the end of the line. I’m calling them “screenshots” but I’m using the SL camera. I’ll try to take a bigger photo when I log back in but I suspect it won’t make a difference. Just looking at the screen I can see that my graphics system can’t rez everything in focus at once. I’ll have to look for a better laptop, but I’m on disability so buying a new laptop is something that will have to take some time to pull off.


      7. That’s okay. Before I started selling mesh tees I could go quite a few days without logging in myself.


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