As technology integrates its self more and more into out lives, we as a community of LGBT people have become more connected with each other, whether its for online dating or social media sites. We can come together as a whole and stay connected with my favorite 5 apps! What i look for in LGBT applications : Community, Dating & is the application original or are a Wannabe.
1.) GROWLr : The Gay Bear Social Network
As one of my favorite Bear apps out there, i’ve come to love Growlr as my go to Dating and Community App. The community can keep in touch with each other, local and worldwide. The people on this app are kind and friendly; Open and amazing. The creators of the app CEO & Founder, Coley Cummiskey & Initech LLC have made waves since their launch in 2010. Their application is simple to use, the navigation is clear and uncomplicated. The visual aspect of it is just fabulous and tidy. Some applications focus on the look, displaying profile pictures and profiles in the same place, making it look cluttered and messy. But GROWLr may be simple, but in this case simplicity is beauty in regards to the aesthetics of the app. Go and DOWNLOAD this app!
While most apps and dating websites focus on the stats of a person ( i.e: height, weight, Top/Bottom) OkCupid brings a focus to the personality aspect of a person. Based on the more questions you answer, the more OkCupid can build a customized personality chart, and based on that chart it will find you suitors that are best matched with your own personality. The application, and website are both aesthetically pleasing and stunning. The Quivers, and Matches are just wonderful. The neat part is that it will allow you to view the questions your match answered and personality profile. OkCupid brings something new and authentic to the screen, and you will not be disappointed. This Application caters to the LGBT community as well as all other community’s. Go and DOWNLOAD this Amazing app!
3.) Gaydar Radio
Simply put Gaydar has two applications available. One being Gardar Radio, and Gaydar – Millions of gay men which is a dating application. My favorite is the Radio aspect to it. who doesn’t LOVE remixed music from the LGBT community! The music is vast and has a wide selection of original and mainstream. Go DOWNLOAD the application !
The Wolf Gift Chronicles
By Anne Rice
Its been such a long while since I posted something on my blog, and I wanted to let you know I’m back, and I’m starting with a review of an amazing book by Anne Rice! I haven’t finished the entire novel, but so far I absolutely love every aspect of it.
I would like to start off saying this is the first Anne Rice novel i have had the pleasure of reading. The characters are extremely well written, and seem to take on a life of their own. The interaction between them is fluid and somewhat imperfect at the same time. Almost like their holding back from divulging what the other wants to hear, which is a good thing because a dialogue between two people; in real life, is not a linear thing that flows together with the goal of mutual interest. This is something alot of authors do. Their characters speak too perfectly allowing each party to interact together in a linear way, each saying exactly what is on their minds. Something normal humans do not do, they hold back, and keep pieces of information from the other for personal reasons that are affected by life experience and personality.
Miss Rice seems to take this into consideration when writing her characters. They hold a conversation together, but they hold back from speaking their minds, each not knowing the others intentions. The author then gives the reader insight into the minds of the characters. Altogether it makes the interactions between them authentic, adding to the exquisite experience that is The Wolf gift.
Something that i truly admire from Anne Rice is the way she describes so perfectly the scenery, emotions, thoughts of the beautiful universe she created while setting a vivid mood. This is something that i have trouble with while working on my own self published novella Children Of The Moon. It truly does create a very visual aspect to the words. Imagination is a big part of reading a book. The fact that Anne Rice has such a strong imagination and is able to apply it to the novel, allowing her readers to visualize almost exactly what she see’s while creating this universe is simply delightful. Some reviewers say that this is simply to fill up word count and thicken the novel. I personally believe that this is her style, it’s what lets all her readers be able to visualize the same universe, it creates a constant base visual that any reader can follow but allows each to have a variation of the same universe while maintaining the basic structure that Miss Rice depicted.
Since i purchased this novel from the Kindle store. I fell in love with every aspects of it. I cant wait to finish it, and be able to start reading the second installment! For Christmas I’m going to ask for a physical copy of the book, and hopefully get it signed by Miss Rice once she visits Montreal once again.
Thank you kindly readers of the blog, and i truly hope you have the pleasure of reading this novel someday.
Photo from Anne Rice’s Personal Facebook
This is the best LGBT blog app and most likely the only one that is free! i love its fun rainbow Heart shaped opening page. The people on there are just wonderful, and full of love. ive seen a few people say that this app opened their minds, and helped them accept them self as LGBT youth. it’s truly a MUST HAVE app to download if you gay. It’s a picture blog, and very original.
The only thing to be worked on in this app are the alerts, notifications, and updates. The app does have push notification but doest not indicate to you that some one has commented on your blog/photography.
The Rating i give this app is a 3/5
I have been a big fan of OUTtv since the day the channel randomly popped up on my tv channels. when i first got my Itouch OUTtv was the first application i went for! Here is my Review on their app.
The overall look of the app is just precious with its bright colors, it makes me want to scream in joy. The app features a number a free episodes such as Rupauls Drag Race, Shaun Proulx Show, Sordid lives and much more!
The navigation is simple to use and looks great. you can find The schedule, trivia and their twitter account on the bottom of the screen.
The only thing i would suggest to change is the Schedule. i think it should offer PT as well as ET time zones.
For the rating i give it : 4/5