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Night Fury
07-30-2014, 11:18 AM
Many of the players of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn have taken part in their own virtual Pride Parade following the decision by Square Enix to finally allow gay marriage as part of the game.


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During E3 and the Patch 2.4 announcement, it was revealed that not only would their be two new classes coming to Eorzea, but it would be made possible for two characters to marry regardless of race or gender. Naoki Yoshida, the game's Producer had only one thing to say about it: "Why should there be restrictions on who pledges their love or friendship to each other? And so we decided to go this way."

It was the Rough Trade Gaming Community on the Gilgamesh server who hosted the event, and have created a YouTube video to go with it. The video shows the players marching in a long rainbow line! Each character dressed in a different colour and standing with players of the same colour! Baby chocobos and other little minions follow along too! Green flans and Cactuars plod along in the green section, and fiery bombs light the way as darkness sets in. The whole thing is so wonderfully orchestrated and heart warming!


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Rough Trade Gaming Community (the world's largest LGBT guild) wanted to provide a video of thanks. We also want to remember Erotes, one of our own players who was tragically murdered in the Calgary stabbings a month before this video took place. Even when tragedy affects our community, there's still a reason to keep on marching.

"Pixel Pride" was held in remembrance of their friend, and also as a celebration for the decision to allow same-sex marriage. I suspect that Eorzea will be a very happy place for a long time to come following this decision. It seems like something so small, but it obviously means so much to the citizens of Eorzea!

[source] (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/07/23/final-fantasy-14s-gay-marriage-decision-inspires-pride-parade)