Nonprofit organization Smash the Slumlords is hoping to bring Miami’s queer nerds together for a good cause.
Starting Wednesday, Dec. 13 the organization will host weekly game tournaments at the Hotel Gaythering in Miami. Gaymers will be able to compete against one another in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Just Dance, Playstation VR, Mario Kart, retro games and more.
“We think of ourselves, the collective campaign, as a way to express community through the way of dignified housing, organizing the community and getting everyone together to play some videogames,” Adrian Madriz, CEO of SMASH the Slumlords told SFGN.
Each tournament has a suggested $5 donation to enter, and flash tournaments for Smash and Just Dance will be held every 30 minutes. Just Dance winners get a free bar tab, and Super Smash Bros. winners get a free specialty Mario shirt from Oso Apparel.
Smash the Slumlords has a mission to “shelter LGBTQ homeless youth, defeat the slumlords, end gentrification and develop Miami for the people, by the people,” according to a press release.
Donations from this event and otherwise will be used toward the first dedicated LGBT youth homeless shelter in Miami-Dade county.
Gaymer Nights will be held every Wednesday at Hotel Gaythering in Miami Beach, and will start at 8pm.
For more information on Smash the Slumlords events, donation opportunities or community efforts, visit www.smashtheslumlords.org.