As the social norms which dictate the real and tangible world are veering to a more progressive era, it is only natural the virtual world follows suit. While Flipboarding the World Wide Web, I came across the following image and all I could do was smile and became obsessed with wanting to know all about it:
As unbelievable as it might seem to you for whatever reason, the GayStation is real – and it can be yours! …but, for a price…
Sweden is currently celebrating Stockholm Pride 2014. Apart from the fun, booze, and shenanigans people of all sexual orientations enjoy getting themselves into during these type of events, Prides all over the world also attempt to spread a sense of acceptance and unity – and Sweden is doing it right. Promoted by the hashtag #thisisforthegaymers, a customized PlayStation 4 is being auctioned off during Stockholm Pride 2014 week (July 28th – August 2nd) to benefit the LGBT non-profit organization known as RFSL (The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights) which focuses on improving LGBT individuals’ quality of life by political lobbying, social exposure activities, and providing exceptional emotional support.
The auction will end on August 2nd, so you better get your wallets ready! Oh, by the way before I forget: the current auction is 19,200 Swedish krona. That’s roughly 2,790 US dollars. I just finished checking the bids here. Although I know it ain’t me buying it because I’m not about that “making it rain” life just yet… It is for a nice cause: 100% of the monetary collections will be donated to RFSL.
The GayStation includes:
- 500 GB PlayStation 4
- DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller & charger
- Four electives PlayStation 4 games (cannot be Collector’s Edition games)
- Mono headset for voice chat
- Power cord
- HDMI Cable
IF by any chance the person who buys the GayStation reads this, let me know! I would LOVE to hear about the experience. Even if the latter doesn’t occur, I want to note it’s been refreshing to read the overall accepting responses from people all over the world. Throughout my search of the GayStation, I have yet to read a demeaning comment or slur. People are complimenting the design; wishing to have the moolah to purchase said console; and congratulating Sweden for such a move. You may categorize my persona as banal, but I consider Sweden’s GayStation a rather phenomenal, marvelous, and fundamental stride towards a path of acceptance, love, and the shattering of malicious stereotypes which damage the fabric of society and evolution.
What are your thoughts on the GayStation? Let me know in the comment box below! See you around!
Addendum: The bid ended on stated date with a closing bid of 28300 Swedish Krona, which is about 4110 U.S. Dollars! Congratulations to the GayStation’s owner: “Pumpkaboo!”