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PS4 'Gaystation' to Be Auctioned to Benefit LGBT Refugees

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
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The 'Gaystation'
The 'Gaystation'  

Gaymers rejoice: there is now a new rainbow colored Playstation 4 called the "Gaystation."

According to Gawker's video game news site Kotaku, the custom rainbow PS4 is being auctioned off during Sweden's pride week to benefit the Swedish LGBT rights group RFSL (The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights). Supporters are using the hashtag #thisisforthegaymers to promote the auction.

As of this writing, the current bid is at 18,700 Swedish Krona ($2735 USD) and according to the biding page, the Gaystation is also "adorned wit ha pixel-alloy heart." Swedish retailer WebHallen teamed up with RFSL to sponsor the system.

The auction page details the Gaystation and what will be done with the proceeds:

The package also includes four pieces. optional Playstation 4 games. 100% of the proceeds will go to RFSL Newcomers, RFSL's work with asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and new arrivals LGBTQ people under RFSL Newcomers. The aid is administered by raising foundation RFSL. For many young people can play the world become a refuge to escape the taunts, or worse, in real life.

On Webhallen we gamers in heart and mind, keen that as many as possible have the opportunity to feel welcome and enjoy the world's largest and fastest growing interest; TV & computer games. package includes: • 1st 500GB Playstation 4 -- Gaystation Edition • 1st DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller • 4 electives Playstation 4 games (not collector editions) • 1st Micro-USB cable for charging the DUALSHOCK controller • 1 Mono headset for voice chat, power cord (1.5m) • 1 HDMI Cable (2.0m)

The auction takes place throughout Pride week, and the winning bidder is then contacted by Webhallen for delivery. Thank you in advance for your bid! picture shows a illustration of the finished product, shipment 1-2 weeks after the auction ended.

The Gaystation auction ends on August 3.

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