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Petition to Microsoft

Make the Xbox Pride Controller Purchasable for Pride Month

Xbox (Microsoft Corporation) recently released a new controller celebrating LGBTQIA+ communities for Pride month. “Team Xbox has designed the Pride 2021 Xbox Wireless Controller with and for LGBTQIA+ people to give visibility to communities that have often been overlooked and neglected. It combines the flags of various LGBTQIA+ communities in an interwoven energetic way, creating a sense of unity, and evoking both technology and the modern age.” – Xbox Press Release The controller is brightly colored with multiple flags to represent the various people within the LGBTQIA+ community. However, this controller is not available for sale and will only be given to noteworthy influencers and media members. “To celebrate, Team Xbox will share these controllers with key influencers and media in the U.S. and internationally.” – Xbox Press Release Pride month (June in the U.S.) commemorates the stonewall riots that occurred in late June of 1969 and brings a focus to the social and justice issues LGBTQIA+ people experience around the world. The month represents inclusivity within the LGBTQIA+ community. Releasing a pride themed controller that is offered to only “key influencers and media” is the definition of exclusivity. Instead of Xbox allowing LGBTQIA+ gamers to show off their pride with a unique controller, they turned the pride flags into symbols of exclusiveness during a month that represents the opposite. We are calling on Xbox (Microsoft Corporation) to reverse the decision to make the Pride 2021 Xbox Wireless Controller exclusive to “influencers and media” and instead make it available to all consumers regardless of their social media clout. This could easily be done as a skin available in Xbox Design Lab or as a special edition controller color. Sign this petition to stand with LGBTQIA+ gamers in making the Pride 2021 Xbox Wireless Controller inclusive to all instead of exclusive to those whom Xbox deems relevant!

Xbox Free the Controller
110 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to NYC Parks, New York City Council, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Andrew M. Cuomo

Please Honor Freddie Mercury With A Statue in New York City

Nov. 24, 2021 will mark the 30th anniversary of the passing of Freddie Mercury, legendary singer of the band Queen. Yet, to this day there is not a single Freddie Mercury statue in the United States.  The unique vocalist who captivated the world with his unabashed style and flamboyant on-stage persona was an “icon” in the truest sense of the word, and his 1991 passing at just 45 years of age (officially due to bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS) was a tragic loss for the world. Freddie Mercury remains a near-mythical figure today, almost three decades removed from his death. He was largely the focus of Bohemian Rhapsody, the excellent 2018 biopicthat earned actor Rami Malek an Academy Award for Actor in a Leading Role, and Queen is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity — the band’s Greatest Hits album has recently entered the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 (almost 40 years after its release!). The band’s songs are as popular as they’ve ever been, and that’s a testament to Queen’s undeniable creativity as a musical force as well as the magnetism provided by Mercury in nearly every facet of his career.  Freddie Mercury spent a few years in NYC in the 80’s and even owned an apartment on the Upper East Side. He loved New York with all his heart and as such, we, the fans of Queen request politely for a Freddie Mercury statue to be erected in New York City as a tribute to his tremendous contribution to music history.  Freddie Mercury is still dearly missed by millions of people and in today’s world, music culture is very important to remind us there's still beauty in life. It enriches our souls and our horizons. Please honor Freddie Mercury, one of the most recognised artists of the millennium, with the long overdue and much deserved statue in one of his beloved places - New York City. 

Margo Petran
428 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Kevin de Leon, Jennifer Barraza, Emma Howard, Christopher Antonelli, Helen Amelga


Coming out of a year where we saw countless LGBTQIA+ BIPOC institutions across the country disappear, now more than ever we need investment into queer businesses that empower our community (instead of just turning out for pride month). I have been working on a pioneering queer community-driven cannabis dispensary to support our local LGBTQIA+ BIPOC community in Downtown Los Angeles.  Inspired by the first medical dispensaries in the Castro which provided cannabis to those suffering from HIV/AIDS, Green Qween will be a necessary safe space using cannabis as a vehicle and economic engine for change by donating 10% of our yearly profits to the local LGBTQIA+ Pride Organization, DTLA Proud, to fund the construction of the DTLA Proud Community Center.  But, on June 2nd our application is set to expire...forever. It is not just about selling cannabis, Green Qween would hire unhoused LGBTQIA+ through a local workforce development partner, support LGBTQIA+ BIPOC small business by stocking their products on our shelves, and proudly display our motto on the 2,000 sq’ side of our building that we are indeed “QUEER ALL YEAR!”  We need LA City Councilmember Kevin de Leon to agree with our mission and with only 5 days left, we need everyone's support in order to make this shared vision a reality. Please join me in urging support for the LGBTQIA+ BIPOC community by signing this petition now! PRESS:  LA WEEKLY: DTLA NEEDS A LGBTQIA+/BIPOC-DRIVEN CANNABIS DISPENSARY

Andres Rigal
2,861 supporters