Hornet Gay Social Network
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Hornet is where gay life happens - anytime, anywhere.

For over 30 million gay guys, Hornet is the community home base to enjoy the entire spectrum of gay life and friendships - casual meetups and lifelong relationships, political advocacy and personal expression, mental support and sport buddies, intellectual chat and silly memes - regardless of your relationship status.
Hornet’s technology and community makes it easy and safe for you to share your experiences with friends who understand and validate your life.
Your Hornet Profile is a portrait of you. It displays posts from the moments and short videos of your life, showcasing you and your interests. Inviting guys to connect with you in a meaningful way - based on who you are, and what you’re passionate about.
Hornet is where gay life happens - anytime, anywhere.

BROWSE the feed to see what’s happening in the gay world
WATCH short videos telling stories of gay life anytime, anywhere
EXPLORE the world with the virtual travel feature
HASHTAGS allow you to discover other guys who share your interests
FILTERS enable you to find exactly who you’re looking for and where you can find them

PROFILES are rich portraits of yourself and others featuring photos and posts giving a fuller picture of you and those you want to connect with
CONNECTING is easy – liking and commenting on posts, and sending heartstings makes for quick introductions
CHAT with guys about mutual interests based on profiles that show you who they are and allow them to see who you are
FOLLOW your friends and anyone you want to stay connected with to see their posts, pictures, and videos on their feed
AWARD cool videos with funny gifts to kick off a conversation with the creator

JOIN over 30 million users on Hornet across the globe
BE A PART of discussions with Community Leaders on current topics and learn about the hottest trends all curated by Hornet’s team of editors and a worldwide network of influencers
MEET anyone anytime - there’s always someone online

THE FEED features posts by guys you follow, guys nearby, influencers, and guys we think you’ll want to connect with
POSTS reflect you and your interests allowing others to respond to everything you post
VIDEO short stories are great ways to share your mood or make someone laugh
EARN awards from viewers on your posts or videos and redeem them with Hornet Points into perks or cash

PRIVACY is at the heart of Hornet – it’s designed by the gay community, for the gay community, built with privacy front and center
MODERATORS and staff of Hornet ensure the community is a safe space for you to express yourself
SUPPORT is free and always available 24/7

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What’s New

Version 7.1.0

Hornet’s latest release introduces AI Music, which allows you to add music to your videos with one touch. Simply choose a genre for a custom, one-of-a-kind soundtrack adapted to your individual video, then publish!
It’s a groundbreaking industry first feature that Hornet users are sure to love.
AI Music is the latest update making Hornet your favorite way to connect with the community!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K 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, Hornet Networks Limited, 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:

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  • Diagnostics

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