Hi Wattpadders! It's June, which means Pride Month is here -- and we've been working on something really special for everyone on the Wattpad platform.
This Pride Month, we want you to Pen your Pride or LGBTQ+ allyship on the page. Scrawl it across your stories. Craft it into your characters. For every story tagged #WattPride between June 1 and June 30, Wattpad will donate $1 toward the ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) up to $10,000.00 USD. This opportunity is open to everyone on Wattpad, which means no matter where in the world you are, you are free to participate.
While not technically a contest, we were so excited about this opportunity and the impact your words can have in supporting this amazing cause, we had to let you know.
Getting started is easy. Just Pen Your Pride - whatever it may be. Maybe it's a story of being a friend to someone who needed one. Or perhaps it's your own personal journey of self-discovery. Think back on the times where you felt proud to be a member, or an ally, of the LGBTQ+ community. Create heroic new characters, or write about a person who has personified pride for you.
Real or fiction, no matter the narrative, put your pride on a page.
Post your story to your profile and tag it #WattPride. That's it! You've officially Penned your Pride AND supported an awesome cause!
In July, Wattpad will be selecting and featuring our 10 favorite Pen Your Pride submissions from around the world in a reading list on the LGBTQ+ profile.
Don't forget to post your story by June 30th, 2018.
Because no two love stories look the same.
Because the world needs LGBTQ+ heroes.
Because we all need allies in action.
The Wattpad Team
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