A gender-inclusive queer app called Q

The world's first gender-inclusive queer social network, known simply as "Q," has arrived on the iPhone App Store. The launch comes after a successful $25,000 Kickstarter campaign earlier this year.

The app's CEO, Eric Cervini, decided to create Q as a Harvard undergraduate last year. Q, Cervini says, is a response to the exclusion of many who identify as LGBT+ on today's hypersexualized queer apps.

"Racist, misogynistic, and dehumanizing comments are endemic on these platforms," Cervini said. "Not a single inclusive, queer, platonic app exists for our community."

Users on Q can choose from 100+ genders, sexual orientations, gender pronouns, and interests. "We are more than a swipe of the finger," Q argues, and its goal is to create meaningful human connections - rather than fleeting hookups - among its queer users.

Q's members can connect, filter, and chat with those around them. The app also promotes interactions on an equal playing field by requiring members to display their faces and first names.

Cervini, a programmer since childhood, is now writing a PhD dissertation on LGBT+ history, and he developed the app over the past year. He did so with the help of Q's Kickstarter funds, which raised thousands of dollars this past June.

"The Kickstarter demonstrated how much demand there is for an inclusive, human, queer online community," Cervini said. "Our supporters gave us fantastic ideas and feedback as we perfected the app, and we look forward to adopting the suggestions and critiques of our new users."

Q is now available in New York City, and users in other cities can request access in their area by downloading the app. Q will launch in other cities across the world according to demand.

iPhone users can download Q - and Android users can join the waiting list - at https://www.qisforall.com.





WhistlePig + Alfa Romeo F1

SHOREHAM, VT (September 13, 2023) — WhistlePig Whiskey, the leaders in independent craft whiskey, and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake are waving the checkered flag on a legend-worthy release that’s taking whiskey to G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

Keep readingShow less
by Spectrum Medical Care Center

Nurse Practitioner Ari Kravitz

When I started medical transition at 20 years old, it was very difficult to get the care I needed for hormone replacement therapy because there are very few providers trained in starting hormones for trans people, even though it’s very similar to the hormones that we prescribe to women in menopause or cisgender men with low testosterone.

I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

Keep readingShow less

Descanso Resort swimming pool and lounge area

Descanso Resort, Palm Springs' premier destination for gay men, just received Tripadvisor's highest honor, a Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2023. Based on guests' reviews and ratings, fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings around the world receive the coveted "Best of the Best" designation. Descanso ranked 12th in the top 25 small inns and hotels category in the United States. Quite an accomplishment!

Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

Keep readingShow less