8 fantastic queer apps you should download in 2023

Here are some of the best dating, travel, health and well-being apps specifically designed for LGBTQ+ users.

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Whether your 2023 plans include queer dating, travel, or self-improvement, there are a ton of useful LGBTQ+ apps that can help you achieve your goals. As a gift to yourself, check out these queer-affirming apps specifically designed with LGBTQ+ users in mind.


Taimi is the largest dating platform designed exclusively for the LGBTQ+ community. When it comes to dating apps, there are a lot of options to choose from, but with over 15 million queer users, Taimi offers an experience particularly tailored to those with diverse gender and sexual identities. In addition to swiping through profiles, you can text and video chat with potential partners through the app, as well as join community groups. 

Lex was designed specifically for queer, trans, gender non-conforming, two-spirit, and non-binary people. Whether you’re looking for love or friendship, this app includes personal ads from potential queer friends and lovers. Best of all, Lex adheres to a zero-tolerance policy so there’s no room for transphobia, racism, fatphobia, ableism, or hate speech of any kind.

Safe Date
Safe Date is the perfect companion to a first date. Whether you meet someone online or in-person, first dates can be nerve-wracking. With Safe Date, you can feel an extra sense of security by sharing your date plans with your selected friends in advance. The app includes a time for your friends to check in with you during or after your date, and if you don’t check in, the app can notify your selected friends and send them the details of your date.


Three women standing on top of a mountain overlooking scenic lake, QuestionMark recently conducted a survey on LGBT+ travelling.

GeoSure Global is a good app to download before you book your next holiday. It offers a ‘true safety’ score with a customisable rating scale that includes specific filters for LGBTQ+ safety and gender safety. These ratings can help you get a realistic sense of how safe it is to be open about your sexuality and gender identity in different parts of the world so you know what to expect before you book.

misterb&b has everything you’re looking for when it comes to planning an ideal queer travel experience. Whether you are looking for a private room, hostel, or hotel, you can find LGBTQ+-friendly accommodations. If you’re traveling alone, you can activate the connection option on your profile and connect with other LGBTQ+ travelers using the app when you reach your destination.


Health and Well-Being
Four women in masks stand in front of a white ambulance. Retired ambulance transforms into a mobile mental health clinic for LGBTQ+ youth in Denver.

EvaF is an incredible tool if you’re working on training your voice to better align with your gender identity. What started as the Exceptional Voice App in 2013 has evolved over the years to help users with developing a more feminine or masculine-sounding voice. Users can use game-like exercises to practice training their voices in their target zones and monitor changes over time.

Spectrum is a queer community app designed to help LGBTQ+ people connect with their community, find safe spaces, and access health and well-being resources. Users can rate venues on things like staff behaviour, accessibility, and bathroom options, and read other reviews to get detailed insight about a community vibe before you visit.

Bonus app
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So what are you waiting for? Start 2023 equipped with one of these essential queer apps!

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