A custom-designed Sony Playstation 4, dubbed ‘Gaystation’ by its creators, has been auctioned by Swedish LGBT rights group RFSL, and is currently bidding at £1,500.
The games console, which is usually black in colour, has been striped with an ‘LGBT rainbow’ and emblazoned with a pixelated love heart. The console is being sold by Swedish retailer Webhallen in celebration of Stockholm Pride Festival, which launches today in Sweden and runs for the entire week.
Bidding ends on Sunday, so if you’ve ever dreamed of displaying pride on your Playstation, you’ve got five days left to be in with a chance of possessing the custom console. Proceeds will be given to the RSFL Newcomers, a network for LGBTQ refugees and LGBTQ migrants who have fled persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Webhallen said of the project, “For many young people, the game world will become a refuge to escape the taunts, or worse, in real life. On Webhallen we – gamers in heart and mind – are keen that as many as possible have the opportunity to feel welcome and enjoy the world’s largest and fastest growing interest: TV & computer games”.
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