Whether your 2023 plans include queer dating, travel, or self-improvement, there are plenty of useful LGBTQ+ apps to help you reach 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 many options to choose from, but with over 15 million queer users, Taimi offers an experience specifically tailored for 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 personalized ads from potential queer friends and lovers. Best of all, Lex follows a zero-tolerance policy, so there is no room for transphobia, racism, fatphobia, ableism or hate speech of any kind.
Safe Date is the perfect companion for a first date. Whether you meet someone online or in person, first dates can be nerve-racking. With Safe Date, you can feel extra secure by sharing your date plans with your chosen friends in advance. The app includes a time for your friends to check in with you during or after the date, and if you don’t check in, the app can notify your selected friends and send them the details of your date.
GeoSure Global is a good app to download before you book your next holiday. It offers a “true safety score” with a customizable 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’re looking for a private room, hostel or hotel, you can find LGBTQ+ friendly accommodations. If you are traveling alone, you can enable the connect option on your profile and connect with other LGBTQ+ travelers using the app once you reach your destination.
health and well being
EvaF is an incredible tool if you are working on training your voice to better match your gender identity. What started as the Exceptional Voice app in 2013 has evolved over the years to help users develop a more feminine or masculine voice. Users can use game-like exercises to practice training their voices in the 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 wellness resources. Users can rate venues on things like staff behavior, accessibility and bathroom options, and read other reviews to get detailed insights into a community vibe before you visit.
GCN – you know we had to mention this one! With the GCN mobile app you can read the best known, best loved, longest running LGBTQ+ magazine in Ireland. Browse the archive and get the latest news delivered to you first!
So what are you waiting for? Start 2023 equipped with one of these essential queer apps!
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