LGBT Pride is coming to the world of Los Santos in the Grand Theft Auto game series, and it’s all thanks to a group of Swedish fans in Stockholm. According to a report over at Vice, a group of GTA fans got together at Swedish advertising agency to work beside Stockholm Pride on a new (unofficial) mod for the game. JulioNiB, a scripter of previous GTA V mods, is a part of this team, as is 8-Bit Bastard, who cut the trailer above using the Rockstar Editor. The mod is out now, and you can get it right here.
Having a Pride Celebration is just the latest in a long string of pseudo-Los Angeles things found in the GTA game’s world of Los Santos. There is already a thinly veiled version of the Playboy mansion, not to mention Hollywood Blvd., the Santa Monica Pier, Muscle Beach in Venice, and whole lot more, so why not an LGBT Pride Parade? Especially since the actual Pride Parade in West Hollywood is one of the longest running ones in the country.
So what can we expect in Los Santos Pride? Well, according to the preview video, which you can view above, pretty much what you can expect at any real world pride celebration wherever it is you are: lots of uptemo dance music, really attractive people in skimpy clothes, regular looking people watching those attrative people (that’s my category) and rainbow pride symbols as far as the eye can see. Basically, LGBT people and our allies just having a good old time.
Said Stockholm Pride president Christian Valtersson of the project: “The message of love and equality is always needed, and we are happy that players get to host their own Los Santos Pride Parade. It has been wonderful to get to cooperate with such creative and talented people as the ones who made this idea into reality.” In another very welcome touch, The Los Santos Pride project is also intended to honor to the victims of the mass shooting at Orlando’s LGBTQ club, Pulse. “We’ve made the parade indestructible” said Valtersson. “Not to moralize, but rather to show that love will always triumph over hate.”
Are you going to show your support for the LGBT community by downloading the Los Santos Pride mod? Let us know in the comments below.
Featured image: YouTube/Stockholm Pride