For the tech savvy and not so tech savvy, here are seven super useful apps aimed at the LGBT community.
Whatever the situation – there’s an app for that.
Dating apps are a dime a dozen, but good LGBT social networks are hard to come by! Good, clean Distinc.tt proudly says that it’s completely free of headless torso pics, and instead focuses on making real connections between users. Full of great features, this app helps you make friends, find fun activities and chat to like minded people – especially handy when travelling to new cities!
Another one for the travellers! GayCities is super handy when you’re visiting a new city and want to find your tribe. Think Google maps, but exclusively for LGBT places of interest. Bars, clubs, cafés, theatres… they’re all there.
This app needs no introduction. Since it’s inception in 2009, gay dating app Grindr has exploded in popularity because of it’s innovative location based networking. Many dating apps have come and gone, but Grindr remains the #1.
Unlike Grindr, the lesbian dating market has yet to be tapped as effectively as it’s male counterpart. However, HER (formerly Dattch) is fast becoming the go-to app for lesbian dating. Not only is it a great way to meet potential dates, but the HER team are also cultivating an entire online community for queer women. Check out their blog!
An Irish-owned app exclusively for the LGBT community, GooMur helps users slash their taxi prices by matching them up with other users nearby who are also looking for a taxi. GooMur is a great social app and includes a host of great features – start chats with potential cab sharers, stay safe with built in security functions or take GooMur on holidays with global settings.
As featured in Caitlyn Jenner’s docu-series, I Am Cait, this app helps users train their voices to sound more feminine or masculine (respectively). EVA (Exceptional Voice App) was developed by speech pathologist Kathe Perez, who works exclusively with members of the trans community. She says, “We can all talk. We do it every day. But sometimes the voice that comes out isn’t an accurate reflection of who we really are. That’s where I come in. As a certified speech pathologist, I’ve worked with thousands of people to help them discover the voice they were meant to have.”
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