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We're midway through Pride Month, a time to celebrate LGBTQIA+ individuals and representation, and to recognize the hardships that face LGBTQIA+ individuals to this day.

Critical Role Wiki is happy to celebrate Pride Month and we're spotlighting some of the amazing LGBTQIA+ characters we love. Critical Role has been active virtually from its beginning in creating LGBTQIA+ characters, respecting pronoun preferences, and incorporating LGBTQIA+ relationships naturally (and often beautifully) into its storylines.

Character spotlights

Critical Role Wiki keeps an active list of canonically-confirmed LGBTQ+ Characters from across various CR-related media. There are over 75 characters, and we look forward to seeing that number continue to grow! These are just a few of them from each campaign:

Critters and real world support

Did you know? For The Legend of Vox Machina, Critters were given an opportunity to create the tavern keeper character seen in "The Terror of Tal'Dorei - Part 1" (LVM1x01) by a poll in the pre-production special Tavern Keeper Build|The Legend of Vox Machina. By about 42%, Critters chose a nonbinary/gender nonconforming changeling bard... or, as Liam said, "It sounds like you just described David Bowie."

So as part of this Pride Month, let's recognize what an amazing inclusive fan community we have. This type of community doesn't just happen, it's shaped by our members and by the Critical Role team. While we take a moment to appreciate that, let's also recognize that we'll need to continue working hard to ensure the Critical Role fandom continues to be a welcoming and inclusive place for our fellow LGBTQIA+ fans.

While it may be safe in Exandria to be openly LGBTQIA+, many people in the real world are not safe today because of who they are or who they love. Positive representation in media such as in Critical Role can help make our world more accepting, and therefore a little more friendly and a little more safe. Outside of the narrative, CR has supported the LGBTQIA+ community by, for instance, their annual Pride t-shirts and Pride-themed merch in their shops. Their partners in the Critical Role Foundation include OutRight International, which provides global LGBTQIA+ advocacy and support. CR itself works with a diverse group of sensitivity consultants, including those with personal and professional experience in LGBTQIA+ issues and advocacy and gender identity.

This month particularly is a great opportunity to review and improve any of our LGBTQIA+ related character pages, or add a comment about why CR's commitment to telling stories that include everyone and all forms of loving relationships is important to you.

As Critical Role says in its mission statement: "We are passionate storytellers that create in collaboration with each other from a place of mutual respect and joy. We hope to create magical moments that inspire and encourage others to share their stories too."

Is there anything you'd like to add about LGBTQIA+ representation? Anything we've missed or areas we can improve? Let us know in the comments!

Art:

  1. Official portrait of Gilmore in Pillars of Eternity II: Dreadfire
  2. Official art of Taryon by Kit Buss
  3. Official art of Beau by Ari
  4. Official art of Yasha by Ari
  5. Official art of Ashton by Hannah Friederichs
  6. Official art of Orym by Hannah Friederichs
  7. Official art of Zerxus by Hannah Friederichs
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