The Sims games have always been quite LGTBQ+ friendly. The base game has no limits, allowing players to have their sims romance and marry all sorts of sims, regardless of gender.
The Sims games have become a bit of a staple within the LGBTQ+ community, allowing players of all backgrounds and creeds to create their desired sims world!
And although the base-game is quite inclusive already, I wanted to share some of the best LGBTQ+ mods that can enhance your Sims 4 gameplay even more!
Before we kick off, it’s worth adding that a brand new FREE update is coming to The Sims at the end of July.
The update, as revealed by Digital Spy, focuses on sexual orientation – which determines how they respond to people of different genders.
Broken down, this equates to:
• This Sim is romantically attracted to… – with ‘Men’ and ‘Women’ as checkbox options (one, both, or none can be selected).
• This Sim is exploring romantically – with ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ as radio options.
• This Sim is interested in Mess Around with… – with ‘Men’ and ‘Women’ as checkbox options (one, both, or none can be selected).
You can read the full piece on Digital Spy,who interviewed Jessica Croft – lead designer for the game. She confirmed: “If you set your Sim to explore romantically, then their orientation may shift through gameplay and you may end up in a very different place from where you began.”
Oh, and you can’t switch the mode off – and rightly so.
The Sims 4 LGBT Mod
There’s quite a lot of mods to enhance each player’s game. But one of the most detailed and dense mods is PimpMySims4’s LGBT Mod.
The mod adds a plethora of LGBTQ+ traits and features which can provide new interactions and buffs. All in all, creating a new experience for both players and sims alike.
Amid the content in this mod, you’ll also find:
When you add any of the LGBT sexuality/gender traits to a sim, they will now automatically also receive an In The Closet trait.
If you include the optional homophobia file, this will prevent homophobic/transphobic sims from being uncomfortable around sims that haven’t come out yet.
– Gender Fluid
– LGBT Activist
– Non Binary
– Drag Queen/King
Included in optional file:
LGBT interactions can be found under the LGBT Mod menu when you click on another sim. All LGBT sims can use the following interactions:
“Ask About Sexuality/Identity”
“Ask About Pronouns”
“Get Excited About Pride”
“Encourage to Come Out”
“Come out as…”
“Discuss Current LGBT Issues”
“Ask to Donate to LGBT Charity”
“Recall Encounter with Homophobic Sim”
“Encourage to Be Open Minded”
“Research About LGBT Community” (Computer interaction)
“Write An Article About LGBT Rights” (Computer interaction)
Depending on your relationship with the other sim and/or their traits, these interactions could have different results. Some interactions will give your sim and/or the other sim positive or negative buffs/moodlets! Each trait has exclusive social interactions as well, some may only appear after talking to sims for a certain period of time.
This event allows you to invite any (or all) sims with a LGBT trait to hang out. It is a free event and there are no rewards, it is just a great way to meet sims in the community.
Coming Out Party
This is a goaled event. You can come out to your friends can family in a festive environment. You can earn money as a reward upon completion.
LGBT Charity Gala
This is a goaled event. Host a gala to help raise money for a LGBT charity. If you get gold on this event you will receive a new gameplay trait, LGBT Activist, which gives you two new interactions: “Talk about Protesting for LGBT Rights” and “Ask to Join Cause” which has a chance of turning other sims into LGBT Activists as well. (Note that city living is required for some of the goals in the event to be completed)
This is not a goaled event. You need city living in order for this event to work. You simply invite other sims to a lot and start a protest. (You may have to click on sims and select “ask to join protest” under friendly > political career to get the protest started).
This is a goaled event where you can win money and also the Drag Queen/King trait. The goals are mostly performance based, so it gives you the freedom to run the show how you’d like.
LGBT Hot Spot
The LGBT hot spot spawns LGBT sims in your world to that lot (as long as you have given sims the LGBT traits).
Gay Hot Spot
The gay hot spot spawns gay sims in your world to that lot (as long as you have given sims the gay trait).
Lesbian Hot Spot
The lesbian hot spot spawns lesbian sims in your world to that lot (as long as you have given sims the lesbian trait).
This holiday tradition is completed by using LGBT interactions with other sims, so you can make your own pride holiday (I figured this was better than an event because it will come up every year on the calendar).
This aspiration is for sims who wish to advocate for LGBT rights around the community. This aspiration does require you to have City Living and Get Famous in order to complete the goals.
The Homophobia file is automatically included in the zip folder. If you do not want any sims to experience homophobia or transphobia please delete the file. These traits were created for story telling purposes only, as some people like their game to reflect reality or wish to defeat homophobia in game.
The LGBT Protest Signs Override file is also optional. This will replace all protest signs with Simlish signs protesting for LGBT rights. If you do not wish to replace them all, delete this file.
Some people have reported an LE when lesbian sims woohoo, I have tried my best to fix this but it keeps coming back. It is not game breaking however, so you can just ignore it for now.
If you’re interested in downloading this mod, go and check out PimpMySims4’s page here!