13 Best Gay Phone Apps

The top tools for dating, hooking up, music, travel and more

We can’t imagine “navigayting” the big gay world without our smart phone. That’s why we created a guide to some of the best LGBT phone apps around, whether you’re looking for a date or a place to hang your hat. Each of these apps helps LGBT users track down the lavender low-down via iPhone, Android and other smart phones.

And while we know everyone’s obsessed with Grindr these days, we wanted to offer up some alternative apps for the virtual world of hooking up and beyond.

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This free social networking app lets members search for hot guys in the area by looks and tastes (bears, bi-curious, twinks, you name it). It’s becoming much more popular as a diverse range of gay male users sign up with profiles.

BoyAhoy Gay Chat

Courtesy of iDate

Flirt, chat and share photos using this creatively named app, which also gives you the scoop on who’s nearby and what you can do about it.


Men and women can both enjoy this dating app in hopes of finding a perfect match for life – or just for tonight. Just create a profile to search fellow gay and lesbian singles near you. And unlike Grindr and other hookup apps, adult content is prohibited.


Courtesy of Scruff

They are bears. Hear them roar. If you’re in the market for a hairy man, you’re in luck. Using this app, you can search for locals and even check out ethnicity, occupation and where they tend to hibernate. As a bonus, this app works with Facebook. Poke away.

Gay Cities

Gay Cities is available on a need-to-know basis, as in, “Need to know where the closest gay bar is?” This app will tell you. It gives you the lowdown on gay and lesbian fun in more than 95 cities around the world – including Philly.


Courtesy of Guy Spy

This MTV (by way of Logo) app boasts one of the largest LGBT social networking communities. It’s kind of like a Facebook for the gay world even if the name is sadly forgettable.

Gay Internet Radio Live

If you can’t get enough club music during daylight hours, you needn’t look any further that G.I.R.L. It streams the hottest dance remixes 24 hours a day. You can even search for new DJs and send feedback to radio stations using a “one click” option.

Male Force

Courtesy of MyGayGo

Live video chat with guys around the world using this Grindr-inspired app without having to wait for your dream boat on Chat Roulette.

Guy Spy

This location-based app lets you meet gay guys in real time for some dirty talk (it has a voice option) and possibly more.

Pink Spots

Check out the gay scenes anywhere in the world with this handy app powered by PinkSpots.net. The app lets users browse by country, state and town.


Courtesy of OUT Radio

This app lets you search gay pride-related events on the go. It also features an LGBT-friendly directory that includes businesses, hotels, bars, restaurants and other services for the community.

OUT Radio

This smart app gives you access to LGBT programming and live radio shows – about news, politics, business and the arts – that are streamed directly to your phone.

My Gay Agenda

This tongue-in-cheek calendar app will help keep all your fabulous appointments with fabulous people every fabulous day and night of the week. If you’re lucky, you even get a few handwritten notes showcasing the Velvet Mafia’s plans for taking over the world. Bonus: You can tap on fun gay history lessons each day.

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  • Andrea

    Any good gay apps for Blackberry users?

    • Mubasen Hoeseb

      try BBM and KIK, lol gaydar

  • Natalie Hope McDonald

    Most of these are also available for Blackberry users.

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  • morvi

    Have you heard of adam4adam
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  • http://nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com/ Nomad

    The Turkish government decided that gay dating apps were just too hot for their citizens and banned Grindr. The excuse given was something about “for the good and protection of society.”

    • Juvenalius Meshack


      • http://nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com/ Nomad

        Last week they banned Scruff. Amazingly all this goes on with even a mention in the popular press or even on social media.

  • ChristopheFondacci

    You might also want to try “pelmel guide”, which locates the gay spots around you with a list of men who went there before (or currently). Unlike gay cities the app is also available for Android users (in addition to iOS).
    Info here : http://www.pelmelguide.com

  • Turner

    Hornet didn’t make the cut

  • Sonali Chandna

    I think gay mobile dating sites are an extension of the equal rights of gays and lesbians, in terms of getting the same products online as straight people get. MeetOutside also has mobile version of its dating site for gay men.

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