League of Legends marked this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) with the release of a new set of icons.
Riot Games has been showing support for the LGBTQIA+ community for a number of years but in 2020 the company has gone further than ever before for IDAHOTB, which was on May 17.
Previously the League of Legends developer launched a rainbow fluft icon that left a sparkling rainbow trail – and it has been brought back for 2020.
In addition, League of Legends players can use six new icons that have been designed in order to support different members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
From left to right, the new icons are as follows: bisexual, asexual, transgender, pansexual, non-binary, lesbian and LGBTQIA+ pride. All of the icons have their own special animations that can be seen when playing League of Legends.
What else has Riot Games done to mark IDAHOTB?
Riot Games has stepped up its support for IDAHOTB in 2020 through a partnership that the developer has been working on with the It Gets Better Project.
The aim of the project is to use storytelling to make a global impact, with Riot set to release more details about the partnership in the coming months.
“We appreciate how Riot Games looks beyond Pride season to honor the LGBTQ+ community,” said It Gets Better Project executive director Brian Wenke.
“Since our partnership began in 2017, Rioters have worked with the It Gets Better Project to ensure that LGBTQ+ young people feel seen and supported all year long. Prioritizing Pride 365 speaks volumes about Riot Games’ commitment to allyship.”
Riot Games has been marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia since 2016.
Millions of League of Legends players have previously used the rainbow fluft icon to show their own support for IDAHOTB.