Gay social network Hornet has unveiled the details of its latest update to coincide with the beginning of Pride Month. The app has scheduled an array of online events and content to help the community celebrate safely from their homes.
The new update is titled Pride Edition Version 6.9 to honour the Stonewall Uprising, which took place in 1969 and is widely regarded as the beginning of the global LGBTQ rights movement.
Hornet launched the #PrideWorldwide campaign on 1st June, which encouraged users to fill the in-app timeline with posts showing how they were celebrating in quarantine. Everyone who used the hashtag had a limited edition sticker added to their profile.
It is also going to present, participate and highlight all of the live events happening around the world to help users stay connected.
Tomorrow, Hornet is hosting a live chat on YouTube with health experts from Russia, Brazil and Taiwan. The discussion will cover COVID-19’s impact on the sexual and mental health of gay men.
Hornet is an official partner of ‘Global Pride’, which takes place on 27th June. The 24-hour digital event features input from Pride organisations all around the world.
Finally, Version 6.9 also came with the introduction of a new feature. ‘Who Checked You Out?’ lets users have a quick look at everyone who viewed their profile, an update that should hopefully encourage more people to reach out and make new connections.
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