Magic: The Gathering Honors Pride Month with New Card Collection

Magic: The Gathering is releasing a new collection called 'Pride Across the Multiverse' in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month.

Magic: The Gathering Honors Pride Month with New Card Collection

Magic: The Gathering (MTG), is honoring LGBTQ+ artists with a special collection of cards, Pride Across the Multiverse, which will be featured in its upcoming Secret Lair collection. This collection will include alternate art cards for MTG that celebrates LGBTQ+ artists for the upcoming Pride Month. But the company is taking it one step further than just art, stating that half the proceeds from sales of the limited edition collection will go to The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to LGBTQ+ youth.

Secret Lair launched in 2020 as a print-on-demand series of MTG cards featuring alternate designs of existing cards, some with unique themes such as Pride Month and others inspired by pop culture, such as a The Walking Dead set in 2020, a Stranger Things set released last year and a collaboration with Epic Games for a Fortnite collection. Each set in the Secret Lair series has a limited release window. The Pride Across the Multiverse Secret Lair set will be available from May 4 to June 30, giving players nearly two months to add them to their collections. The eight card set comes in two versions: a standard finish set costs $39.99, while a foil version in a rainbow foil box costs $49.99.

Stephanie Cheung, the art director for the specialty drop, described the process of creating the Pride Across the Multiverse collection. “I looked for artists across the spectrum of LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC identities; having a breadth of artists is an important part of celebrating the diversity of our community and experiences,” Cheung said and also noted that “there was no way this collection of eight cards would represent every aspect of the community, but we wanted to honor the hope and joy found in our multifaceted identities.”