Scroll To Top
Pride

Google's Virtual Reality Pride Experience Will Blow Your Mind

Google's Virtual Reality Pride Experience Will Blow Your Mind

Google's Virtual Reality Pride Experience Will Blow Your Mind

Taking part in Pride isn't easy for everyone, especially those living in areas where being LGBTQ is illegal, dangerous, or both. Google hopes to change that.

DRJedi

Attending a Pride festival or parade in the United States is relatively easy. Yes, as the last few weeks have made abundantly clear, LGBTQ people in the U.S. still face incredible discrimination and danger, but considering the millions of people who turn out for Pride-related events all across the country, we have it comparatively easy.

That's not the case for everyone in the LGBTQ global community, however. In areas where being LGBTQ is extremely dangerous, even illegal, celebrating Pride openly may not be an option.

But Google hopes to change all that.

Today, Google is launching #PrideForEveryone, the first virtual reality Pride experience. In their statement, out today, Google explains:

Pride is a time when those who have access to vibrant LGBTQ communities take to the streets to celebrate the freedom to live and love. Yet there are still multitudes of lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in the U.S. and around the world who are lonely and ostracized—who cannot participate in Pride due to strict anti-LGBTQ laws or social stigma.

To bridge this gap, we've created #prideforeveryone—a virtual reality Pride experience that anyone can access. For the past several weeks, Googlers from 25 countries have been marching in their local Pride parades to document the truly global face of the LGBTQ community in 360 degrees. This VR montage, available via YouTube 360 and Google Cardboard, is the result.

So cool! It's so great to see innovative companies like Google support global equality and unity in such unique and exciting ways.

Check out the interactive 360-degree promo video below.

Visit #PrideForEveryone 

 

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Latest Stories

Related Stories

Most Recent

Recommended Stories for You

author avatar

Dustin Diehl

Dustin loves writing, reading, and movies, and is basically a cat lady. He's passionate about travel, but most of all, he's obsessed with a little space opera called Star Wars.

Dustin loves writing, reading, and movies, and is basically a cat lady. He's passionate about travel, but most of all, he's obsessed with a little space opera called Star Wars.