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LGBT people are always near you whether you’re in a small town or a city but the hard part is to find them. Having a group of LGBT friends is affirming, but finding them is a struggle. If you’re struggling to find or meet people near you then try finding them online. Here is a list of apps where LGBT people can find friends.
Grindr has been populary known for casual hookups. The current user pool is much larger than just gay men. Mario Tarango says, “There’s been a lot more trans girls on Grindr and straight guys only looking for trans. There’s actually a good amount of FTM also. It’s way more open.” The app recently introduced options for users to identify their personal pronouns as “he/him”, “she/her” or “they/theirs” to identify the gender. It also includes “non-binary”, “transwoman” and “queer”. Grindr Xtra is the upgrade where one can block ads, get unlimited likes and blocks and a chance to view more than 500 matches. It has more than three millions users across the globe.
Her’s is an online dating app which helps building community and users to connect with other quer woman. The former, Dattch said “The app is exclusively focused on meeting that special someone.” The apps dashboard contains information of the local queer events, feed on queer news and option to chat with users.
Meet-up is basically focused in searching of LGBTQ groups near you. You can also find LGBT books clubs, hiking groups, bar hoppers and many more.
Moovz is the app based on content for LGBT community. It has 300 million interactions and 100 million posts and comments. It helps people share their stories, thoughts, etc. It is a 24/7 manual monitoring, where one can make a more profound connection globally.
GayBFF is an app which allows users to swipe left or right on personal profiles to see if there is a “match” with the other user. It is available on both IOS and Android. Jauregui Jr. said “I want GayBFF to be a community that will help us bond and grow with each other and our straight allies”.