CARY – Fortnite, the global online sensation from Cary-based Epic Games, is reach out to members of the LGBTQIA+ community with a special battle event: Rainbow Royale.

Rainbow kicked off Tuesday and runs through July 27.

“Everyone is welcome on the Battle Bus, and this week we’re celebrating the amazing Fortnite LGBTQIA+ community,” Fortnite declared in a blogpost.

[LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual and/or Ally.  LGBTIQA+ adds a “+” to the acronym is an acknowledgement that there are non-cisgender and non-straight identities which are not included in the acronym. This is a shorthand or umbrella term for all people who have non-normative gender identity or sexual orientation, says OutRight Action  International.]

Seeking to add more diversity to the game, which has hundreds of millions of players, Epic is offering a variety of “free stuff” tied in to the Rainbow event.

Plus, Fortnite is adding a play list of LGBTQIA+ artists.

Read about it at this site.