Wondering how to live your best queer life in 2022? Look no further.
These tech-savvy creators have developed the LGBTQ + apps our community needs.
From dating to travel, these are resources we can use for safety as queer people in the world.
With hundreds of different apps available, we’ve searched the internet to pick out seven of the best.
Have you ever been extremely overwhelmed by confusing medical jargon? Yes we too.
“Many people face obstacles and barriers when trying to access sexual health information,” writes Jason Doyle in a GCN article.
He continues, “It is through these conversations and my own bad experience with sexual health a few years ago that led me to take the step to focus on developing a mobile application, he“.
After two years of independent development, Doyle created he to break down the barriers that people may face in accessing clear, easy and inclusive information on sexual health. Available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Polish, this download is a must.
Traveling as an LGBTQ + person can be extremely overwhelming. That’s why the preferred traveler security app GeoSure has expanded its service and added a much needed LGBTQ + category. The service provides an “LGBTQ + safety rating” for more than 30,000 neighborhoods around the world.
These ratings can help queer travelers get a realistic idea of how safe it is to be open about their sexuality and gender identity in the different parts of the world they want to explore.
The company defines the classification as the “probability of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and the level of caution required in place” and uses sources such as the CDC, the FBI, Interpol and crime statistics in a region, country and local . level to collect this data.
We’re looking forward to the day when everyone is LGBTQ + friendly, but until then, you can use GeoSure to feel better informed about your travel plans.
Misterb & b
And speaking of travel, finding the best LGBTQ + hotspots is always easier with the help of a local, and traveling is more comfortable when you know your accommodation will be free from discrimination. Misterb & b helps you experience a more welcoming world.
From private rooms and apartments to LGBTQ + friendly hotels, you have the option of staying in the heart of the LGBTQ + districts, as well as other neighborhoods in the places you visit. You can also activate the connection option in your profile and connect with other misterb & b travelers in your destination city or hotel!
This app helps users train their voices to sound more feminine or masculine (respectively). Eva (exceptional voice app) It was developed by speech pathologist Kathe Perez, who works exclusively with members of the Trans community. Eva’s team understands how difficult it is to change your voice; That is why they have developed this unique interactive coaching program.
In the app, Eva guides you step by step through a series of lessons and courses. Eva’s real-time voice analysis tools provide instant visual feedback so you immediately know if you are on target with all the elements you need to train your voice: breath flow, pitch, resonance, and more.
“We can all talk. We do it every day. But sometimes the voice that comes out is not an accurate reflection of who we really are. That’s where I come in. As a certified speech pathologist, I have worked with thousands of people to help them discover the voice they should have, ”said Pérez.
Joining the ranking of some of the best queer apps is Her, the largest LGBTQ + women-centric app. With more than 8 million current users, the pond is large and the number of fish is increasing. In 2018, the app was renamed to be more trans and non-binary friendly.
Although it works in a similar way to Tinder, this app is more than just a dating platform. The team of Her aims to create a sense of community for LGBTQ + women; There are a variety of niche messaging forums and branded parties and social media in major cities. Friendly, fun and safe are the ingredients that make the best LGBTQ + apps, and Her has them all!
Whether you use Tindr, Grindr, or HER, safety always comes first. This is where Safe Date comes in. Just add your appointment plans in the app, privately choose your ‘Safe Mates’ (friends or family members) from your contacts, and set a safe time to check-in after your appointment ends.
If you don’t already have it, now is the time to download GCN’s own app to have Ireland’s oldest LGBTQ + magazine in your pocket FOR FREE! Since 1988, GCN (Gay Community News) has been reporting on the most historic moments in Ireland’s LGBTQ + history, including decriminalization, the marriage referendum and gender recognition. Browse the archive and receive GCN on your phone on a monthly basis, before anyone else.
These days, with technology ruling our universe, let’s put it to our advantage by downloading these amazing and nifty queer apps.
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