Hornet - Queer Social Network

Contains adsIn-app purchases
3.6
229K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this app

Hornet is a feed-based app for queer people to connect with gay, lesbian, bi, trans, non-binary and queer users through chat, photos, videos, and LGBTQ news.

With over 35 million users worldwide, Hornet is the digital home for queer folks everywhere. Log on and customize your feed by following users with similar interests. Upload videos, post photos and comment on LGBTQ headlines. Develop a following by creating queer content, and users can send you redeemable, gay-themed Awards.

Whether you’re a gaymer, a drag-lover or fitness-obsessed, finding your own niche and connecting to your community on Hornet is simple. Explore queer hashtags, start a discussion in the feed, like and comment on posts, and chat with other users.

Hornet is an inclusive, safe space for the LGBTQ community to express themselves, open to users of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Our unique combination of cutting-edge technology and all-embracing community makes Hornet safe and easy for you to share your experiences, find friends and meet people who understand and support you.

Hornet, connect to your community.

DISCOVER
Browse the feed to stay on top of all things LGBTQ.
Post and watch gay video stories showcasing queer life anytime, anywhere.
Chat with LGBTQ users around the globe using our unique virtual travel feature.
Find queer users with similar interests using hashtag feeds.
Apply filters to find exactly who you are looking for within the LGBTQ community.

CONNECT
Personalize your profile by uploading multiple photos and customizing your bio.
Chat with queer creators, send gay emojis and stickers, react with LGBTQ-inspired emoticons, send voice messages and more.
Send other users Awards for content you enjoy, and earn Awards on your own content, then redeem them for fun perks.
Meet gay guys, lesbians, bisexuals, trans, non-binary, genderfluid and queer people all over the world.

SAFETY
At Hornet, user safety isn’t just important, it’s essential. We offer innovative privacy controls, advanced data security and safety tips geared toward gay users in at-risk countries. We authenticate LGBTQ users with the Hornet Badge and maintain a troll-free platform where gay, lesbian, bi, trans and queer users can thrive.

Support is free and available 24/7, with record response times.

Hornet is a queer-owned, queer-run app providing a safe platform for the LGBTQ+ community. We do not tolerate any form of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, racism, misogyny, sexism, ableism, ageism or religious discrimination.

Hornet, where queer life lives.

HORNET PREMIUM
Hornet prides itself on being the queer app with the most free features! Help support us by purchasing a premium subscription.
We provide flexible subscription options to suit your needs. You can subscribe to Hornet Premium for fixed periods or a low monthly rate.
As a premium subscriber you will enjoy your experience without ads, get access to features such as read-receipts, see more users and many many more!
Payment will be charged to your account at confirmation of purchase.
If you pick the subscription option, it automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
Subscriptions may be managed by the user, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the users Account Settings after purchase.
Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

You must be 18 or older to use Hornet Queer Social Network
Privacy policy: https://hornet.com/about/privacy-policy/
Terms of use: https://hornet.com/about/terms-of-service/

Join us on social media for a gay ol’ time:
Facebook: @HornetApp
Instagram: @Hornet
Twitter: @Hornet
Updated on
Aug 9, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.6
229K reviews
Matthew Hazard
July 4, 2021
Great social media type app for gay men. It has a little bit of everything, but you can use it for dates and meeting people as well. You can share articles and photos and videos. There are stories. My only real complaint is that when you click an external link, it doesn't save your place in the app for more than a minute or two. Unlike other apps, it will reload the whole app and you will have to scroll through your feed to find where you are at again.
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A Google user
March 14, 2019
Inbox advertising and notifications for spam/advertisements is total BS! Not to mention the random 5 second commercials that lock the app until finished with embarrassingly loud music making it impossible to be discreet while using the app. Also the ever present banner ads on top of giant ads within the grid of profiles, means sometimes 50% + of the screen is ads. It's just far too aggressive & ruins the experience. Worse than any app I've used. Deleted account and uninstalled. 👎
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Андрей Щербинин
July 2, 2022
I think one shouldn't compare Hornet with Grindr or any other LGBTQ+ app because it's absolutely different. It's full of cool features such as live streams, moments, etc. What I don't like is that sometimes, the app looks cheap and that sometimes, it doesn't work properly (glitches when streaming, messages aren't sent, etc.). That's why I gave 3 stars, not 4.
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What's new

With our latest release, Hornet users can now express themselves more authentically with exclusive and exciting audio tracks, created by cutting-edge, AI music software.
Users can choose from a variety of music genres to add to their Video Stories in the app. The video’s content, mood, and audio is then analyzed by computer-learned technology to deliver a custom-composed soundtrack.
We'll continue to update Hornet often to make it a faster and more reliable way to connect with the community!