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Leona and Diana Featured in Short Story for League of Legends

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An LGBTQIA+ short story has been released featuring Leona and Diana, two female League of Legends champions.

Riot Games has been showing support for LGBTQIA+ communities. It began with the announcement that Varus is LGBTQIA+. Neeko was also introduced as a minority when she first came out. The company has also been holding Pride events including the ongoing one this year.

Emotes from Pride Event 2021
Emotes from Pride Event 2021 / courtesy of Riot Games

This year's emote for Pride Event had Diana and Leona side-by-side. They put their hands together to make a heart as they smile. This may have been a hint about the story coming up about the two.

Minor spoilers of "Rise with Me" is included in this article.

Leona and Diana Featured in Short Story for League of Legends

On June 18, Riot Games released their LGBTQIA+ short story "Rise with Me." Written by Dana Luery Shaw, the story is more of a compilation of writings from various people including letters, journals, and notes.

Aside from our assumptions that the Sun and Moon would be contrasting each other, Leona and Diana shows a tight bond. We are able to get a hint on how the two became lovers, and some lovey-dovey scenes including a kiss as well.

Leona and Diana sneak out from a festival to enjoy some alone time together.
Leona and Diana sneak out from a festival to enjoy some alone time together. / courtesy of Riot Games

The tweet mentions that "rise with me" is one of the "many more LGBTQIA+ stories to come." Hopefully, we get to hear more about Varus, Neeko, and other champions' stories.