Hornet - Queer Social Network 17+

LGBTQ Chat, Videos, Gay News

Queer Networks Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 2.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Hornet is the top gay chat and dating app for making authentic, quality connections with genuine queer users. Gay, bi, trans, pan, non-binary, and queer users can connect through chat, photos, videos, and more!

With over 40 million users, Hornet is the LGBTQ+ community’s home base for enjoying queer life: gay dating, casual meetups, lifelong relationships, political advocacy and personal expression, mental support, and meaningful chat. Hornet’s wide range of features including queer video stories, an active gay social feed, chat and inbox messages, and exciting live videos make it easy — and safe — for LGBTQ+ people to share their experiences (and have fun).

Traveling somewhere new? Hornet offers you access to the gay community around the world. Chat with gay locals on your trip to New York, try out gay dating during your vacation in France, or just meet some new gay friends in your own neighborhood.

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

Our unique combination of cutting-edge technology and an all-embracing community makes Hornet safe and easy for you to make queer connections.

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

Personalize your profile by uploading multiple photos and customizing your bio.
Meet real, authentic gay men by checking out verified users.
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 or earn them on your own content, then redeem them for fun perks.
Meet gay guys, lesbians, bisexuals, pansexuals, trans, non-binary, genderfluid, and queer people all over the world.

Go Live
Hornet Live is Hornet’s live-streaming feature.
You can live stream queer content to an audience of more than 40 million queer users.
Streamers will have the option to receive significant gifts, which can be cashed out into material earnings

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 men in at-risk countries. We authenticate LGBTQ users through the Hornet Badge and user verification, to maintain a troll-free platform where gay, bi, trans, non-binary, and queer men can thrive.

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

Hornet is a gay-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.

As a premium subscriber, you will enjoy your experience without ads, get access to features such as read receipts, discover even more gay men in your area, see which queer users checked you out, 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 user's 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:
Facebook: @HornetApp
Instagram: @Hornet

What’s New

Version 8.18.0

Our latest release gives users the power to center themselves at the heart of the app. The highly anticipated feature allows users to boost moments— designed to help elevate your favorite photos and make sure that you're seen by more guys, leading to even more chat messages.

Users can access the new feature in multiple ways, including on a moment screen, on the main feed, or on their feed. Simply click the button to purchase a boost and instantly promote your post, massively increasing your visibility among other guys. Users can also boost their photos while posting a moment, which will jump to the top of the feed once the image is approved.

In addition to fixing bugs and BTS performance improvements, we will continue to update Hornet often to make it a faster and more reliable way to connect with your community!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

NoStoppin ,

Social media fun, spam bad

I have always loved learning about other cultures and how people live their everyday lives. Hornet’s Feed section, until recently, has been a way to get a glimpse of this especially in Asia, Russia, and South America. That part is wonderful. The last 3 months or so I get 3 or 4 stings a day from OBVIOUS fakes generated by Hornet. I guess they think we are stupid. Over 3500 follows on a profile that was created today?

Posting in my feed about this results in the post disappearing. Replying to this profile with the question results in the message disappearing...

Image search on google usually finds the profile pictures belong to someone on Instagram or similar..

Hornet has gone bad and the way they are doing it is SO OBVIOUS that I question why. What do they stand to gain, unless the app itself is malicious? I’m sad because browsing the Feed section has become my morning cup of tea activity, but I am seeing a sharp drop in activity there so by by hornet.

bksrmt ,


A nice idea though I don’t see the need to categorize the chats as they are. The main problem are the fakes; at best they waste time, but at worst they’ll scam you out of money and potentially your identity. I don’t know if that’s really possible, but I’m sure lots of folks enable location tags on pics and I know one’s email is linked to many apps, including bank apps. Even if that isn’t a problem, Hornet needs to do more. If I, a user, can find where the same photo has been used in three profiles, then surely a tech company can do the same- and I’ve reported quite a few profiles. I have a photo storage app that automatically identifies and collates pictures of people; why does Hornet do that? I’ve been chatted up by no fewer than FIFTEEN fake scammers in one week. Hornet does offer nice advice on instant protestations of love and “too good to be true” issues, and boy do these fakes deliver there. Military, on a mission but coming home soon, maybe a dog or two... strange though, that a guy supposedly born and raised in the states can’t type in English. It’s more than just grammatically poor, it’s absolutely incomprehensible. Hornet needs to find a way to weed these out somehow. I’ll be deleting my account soon, but I’ve started having fun messing with the fakers’ minds a bit. If all I can find are fakes, I don’t need it.

Lavender X ,

Spammy app

Lot of fake profiles on these “LGBTQ+” social networking apps. I just recently uncovered a profile on this app using my friend’s photos. It was definitely not my friend and he confirmed it. Of course the fake user was making political discourse... I really think these “LGBTQ+” social apps might be an attempt to make identity politics out to be more popular than it truly is. I used to be more progressive minded, as were a number of my friends, but when you see most real LGBTQ+ people in person are nothing like on these “LGBTQ+” social networks (whom the media doesn’t seem to publicize as much as they do the “elites”), you realize there’s something off about the ebb and flow of these internet social networks. But then this is just for cyberloafer people without real jobs that moreso waste their time online. This is where the propaganda for identity politics flows. In my own experience, I think the discrete political movement to try to propagate our LGBTQ+ community are falling apart, which is good. Their little elite failure groups only have the Internet. All the rest of us are live in person and not buying it. If this wasn’t true, then these app developers would fix the spam problem, but obviously they could care less, and We the LGBTQ+ People are aware of all the fake internet posers.

App Privacy

The developer, Queer Networks Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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