This week, a coordinated attack has come to destroy LGBTQ+ safety and spaces online. Prideful is an annual event that seeks to target queer people online and ultimately shut down their safe spaces. The goal? To make Pride in themselves instead of the people it’s meant to center and celebrate. The Pridefall website appears to be unavailable now, but it was once accessible and listed their primary goals:
This Week, A Coordinated Attack Has Come To Destroy LGBTQ+ Safety And Spaces Online.
It is currently Pride Month, and this week, a coordinated attack has come to destroy LGBTQ+ safety and spaces online. The Discord Pridefall is an organized effort by hateful social media users to flood the chat rooms of gay gaming communities with explicit images and threats; this has created an unsafe space for marginalized groups who use these spaces for support or community building.
Pridefall Is An Annual Event That Seeks To Target Queer People Online And Ultimately Shut Down Their Safe Spaces.
Pridefall is an annual event that seeks to target queer people online and ultimately shut down their safe spaces.
Pridefall is a coordinated attack against LGBTQ+ users on the Discord app, who seek out these platforms as a place where they can connect with like-minded individuals and share experiences of discrimination in real life. Pridefall started in 2017 as a response to the rise of Pride Month, which celebrates gay pride for LGBT people around the world. The attack was first organized by 4chan’s /pol/ board and has grown each year since then, leading many communities to band together in order to protect themselves from its potential effects.
The Goal? To Make Pride In Themselves Instead Of The People It’s Meant To Center And Celebrate.
The goal? To take Pride in themselves instead of the people it’s meant to center and celebrate.
Pride is meant to be about celebrating LGBTQ+ people, and their achievements, and spreading the message of equality. It’s not about giving white men an opportunity to capitalize on something that isn’t theirs in order to make a quick buck.
Pride should be centered on LGBTQ+ people who have been marginalized over their lives because of who they are. Pride shouldn’t be a time when straight cisgender men get attention for doing nothing but being themselves while genuine members of our community still face discrimination every single day just for being who they are.
The Pridefall Website Appears To Be Unavailable Now, But It Was Once Accessible And listed Its Primary Goals.
The Pridefall website was an integral part of the attack. The main goal was to trick as many people as possible into downloading a malicious file disguised as an event invitation, which would then spread the virus throughout Discord users’ computers and devices.
The site also served as a platform for distributing malware further, by offering links to download additional software that users may have thought were legitimate but actually contained viruses or other malicious files themselves.
You Can Respond To Hate By Becoming More Visible And Proud.
The first step in responding to hate is being visible and proud.
It’s important that you respond with positivity, too.
You can also be kind to others, yourself, and your community.
It’s important to remember that Pride is a vital part of LGBTQ+ culture. It allows us to celebrate our identity and feel proud in an often hostile world. So while these trolls try to make their own Pride, we can remind them that they will never be able to take away what makes our community strong.
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