Pride 2022 Tag changed to Pride 2022 Feature
This year Twitch has totally gutted me this year for Pride. I am sad not only for myself but other LGBTQIA+ streamers who can not use the Pride 2022 tag to celebrate Pride. The Pride tag this year is only allowed to the chosen few Twitch feels okay with to represent the community. This is wrong, and a clear sign of gate-keeping. Pride is about celebrating ALL, not a select few. I propose that all of us should be allowed to us this tag OR change the name of the tag to 'Pride 2022 Feature'.
Hey everyone! Happy to announce that you can now add a Pride tag to your streams, along with other custom tags (for a total of ten tags). Custom tags allow you to describe your stream in your own words. For more information, check out our blog post: https://blog.twitch.tv/2022/08/01/custom-tags-discovery-on-your-terms/
Thank you all for the feedback!
Pride may be over, but I will keep pushing this petition and the one we have on https://www.change.org/p/pride-2022-tag-changed-to-pride-2022-feature
Pride is not only limited to one month, we celebrate Pride everyday!
Keep passing this around! Fight for 2023, because you know for a fact they will treat our community like this again and again and again. Don't let them! I won't stop fighting for everyone!
This is our third pride month streaming on Twitch and the only one that felt even remotely special was the first (and that was literally only because of special emotes). Twitch's choice to make Pride into something that essentially has winners and losers is incredibly frustrating. Year after year they only highlight a small number of creators and generally speaking if you aren't partnered or part of whichever LGBTQIA+ stream team happens to be the hot thing that year you are just ****************.
We appreciate those of you who got access to the hashtag and/or front page time speaking up. #Solidarity
Once again Twitch, does not communicate effectively or with full transparency about these decisions. Far too many in our community myself included have had to deal with hate raids, bots, trolls, and the list goes on and this just feels insulting and performative. Show up for all of us Twitch because this is not it.
Twitch common, how are you gonna gate block somthing like this
Hey Twitch, please explain this. Am I not queer and marginalised enough? Or not privileged enough to use a tag?
come on twitch....
Considering how significant making the Front Page is for viewership and engagement, it is extremely disappointing and, to be honest, downright disrespectful to see Twitch make the choice themselves on who should be featured on Pride 2022, rather than:
- Providing "Pride 2022" as a sister tag to all tags related to LGBTQIA+ identities.
Or, MINIMALLY, giving its LGBTQIA+ creators the OPTION to apply for a feature of this magnitude.
Having watched countless creators from marginalized communities have to suffer at the hands of hate raids for numerous months, relying on other moderation services outside of Twitch's own moderation settings just to feel safe, it is extremely classless to then watch you turn around and CHOOSE the creators that benefit from this feature.
The rollout of this feature has completely removed our agency as queer streamers, and has only served to make many of us feel excluded - a feeling completely opposite of what Pride month is about.
Why is twitch deciding which queer people are representative?
Do better, Twitch.
The #streamwithpride tag was better
but ngl the name of the tag should of just been "Front Page" or something similar to not exclude anyone
As someone who is involved in this year's effort (only the tag - declined FP eligibility, did not agree with terms), it's still exclusionary because I've already seen a lot of people in the span of a week who are all very valid members of the queer community who deserved consideration and all feel dejected.
I think in past years when thirty or so broadcasters were selected for elevation, it felt like something to aspire to and celebrate. Yeah it stunk if you didn't get it, but it stings a little less to miss out on a 30-person program than a 1000+ person one.
If nothing else, Twitch should do another round of invites for this. In a perfect world where they decided to keep using this method (Hey Hispanic Heritage Month, you're getting this treatment next!), they should be a year-round affair.
I would love to be able to participate with Pride 2022. I feel like this is indirectly saying I'm not queer enough or like appealing to a family-friendly crowd or even popular enough to be validated. I would love if they had the feature separate so I can find my fellow folks and celebrate myself.
I love it!