Since its release on PC in April, 2015, the modding scene of Rockstar Games’ open-world sandbox Grand Theft Auto 5, has been incredibly popular. Some of the best mods for the game include a gravity gun mod, a mod that turns the player character into the Incredible Hulk and a mod that allows players to fire entire vehicles instead of bullets.
The latest and greatest GTA 5 mod on the scene isn’t quite as ridiculous as those mentioned as instead it brings an LGBT pride parade to the streets of Los Santos. Allowing NPCs and players alike to celebrate and support their identities, the mod is now available. You can find out more after the break.
Los Santos Pride Trailer via stockholmpride
GTA 5 LGBT Pride Mod
The GTA 5 LGBT Pride mod, which is called Los Santos Pride, was made to commemorate the real-life Stockholm Pride which takes place at the end of the month. The unofficial mod is a collaboration between Garbergs, JulioNiB, 8-Bit Bastard, TheFriedTurkey, Merfish & TheNathanNS and was created pro-bono with no financial incentives or “other benefits” being provided to anyone involved.
Los Santos Pride adds a variety of content that you’d expect from a Pride parade including plenty of of rainbow flags, rainbow face paints and (player character) Trevor is even seen dancing in the parade whilst wearing a ‘Born This Way’ t-shirt.
Moreover, the GTA 5 mod includes a sign tribute to the events in Orlando, Florida in which a gunman killed 49 patrons of a gay nightclub. Opinions are split on that having a place in the mod, as although Stockholm Pride aims to promote ‘safe zones’ for LGBT+ people, the fact that the tribute features in a game about crime and violence has been called tasteless rather than touching.
What’s also worth noting is that although GTA 5’s LGBT Pride mod is certainly the biggest pride-themed event we’ve seen a video game this year, it’s certainly not the only one. Last month, Guild Wars 2 players held their own pride parade, though it was unofficial.
Hopefully more developers will embrace the spirit of Pride and add it to their games in an official capacity in future.