The admirable thing about people in the queer community is the amount of hard work we are willing to go through to build connections and friendships with people of all types of diversity. To listen to the stories of others and understand or empathise with the hardships, celebrate the successes, and be there for each other. To create safe spaces where we don’t have to justify anything, or feel like the odd one out, but can simply just be ourselves. Enter GENDR, an app that encapsulates all of the above.
Released on July 12, 2016, GENDR is the end product of an idea from two friends who realised there were no specific apps available to bring together the people, products and places that connect to the continuum of human sexuality and gender identity.
With gender non-conforming and queer members from all over the world, the community chats, private messages and shares photos and stories on topics such as transition tips, makeup tutorials, gender neutral apparel, breaking news, health resources, travel and more. The app itself posts relevant content on gender and sexuality, hosts real-time Google Hangouts with thought and trend leaders, and organises innovative events and meetups for members to attend.
The celebration of diversity that is promoted by GENDR is truly heartwarming and inspiring and it’s only just the beginning! I’m looking forward to seeing the GENDR community grow and learn with each other and to see what else is to come from this groundbreaking app.