If you are on Wattpad, you might’ve seen #WattPride floating around and wondered what it was all about.
It’s a hashtag, created by @lgbtq – an official Wattpad profile that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. The hashtag is used in an initiative running between June 1 and June 30. For every new story, tagged with #WattPride during Pride Month, Wattpad will donate $1 to the ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) up to $10,000.00 USD.
Basically, you write a story (or several) with queer characters, tag it #WattPride before June 30, 2018 and Wattpad will make a donation. Stories with a Mature rating also qualify, but please read Wattpad’s Content Guidelines before posting your story if it has adult topics. For more info, check out Pen Your Pride with #WattPride (a book with guidelines and FAQs).
PS: Wondering if you can enter the Wattys with your #WattPride story? Yes, you can!