Europe Wants to Hear from the LGBT Community

Europe’s official ministries of tourism are interested in making your travel to the continent an even more inviting one.  Europe already enjoys some of the most friendly LGBT laws and policies in the world. Twenty three out of 28 EU countries support same-sex unions. Same-sex sexual activity is legal in all EU states, and discrimination in employment has been banned since 2000. The ministers of tourism in Europe want…

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HIV Data Protection and Breach at Grindr

Hornet values, unequivocally, the trust that our users place in our platform. We never share the sensitive information that our users disclose in their profiles, nor do we use any other identifying information about our users

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Hornet Hits Milestones as Largest Global LGBTQ Media Company

Hornet Hits Milestones as Largest Global LGBTQ Media Company Last year was an exceptional period of growth for Hornet culminating in several exciting milestones we are excited to share. As the #1 gay app in several markets around the world, including France, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, Taiwan and with rapid growth in the United States, Hornet exceeded 25 million users in 2017. This sizable user base combined with our compelling…

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Hornet and ITB Asia Mark Milestone with First Gay Media Presentation in Singapore

Hornet, the world’s premier gay social network, today announced that president and co-founder, Sean Howell will be speaking at ITB-Asia, the leading event for the tourism sector in Asia. Howell’s presentation will be at the ITB Social Responsibility: Spotlight on LGBT Travel session and will highlight the 1 trillion dollars LGBTQ market size and opportunities in LGBTQ advertising as well as Hornet’s strategy and execution in targeting LGBTQ audiences.…

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Hornet a founding member of Global HIV Prevention Coalition, attends Meeting #GPC2020, Convened by UNAIDS in Geneva Switzerland

Hornet is a founding member of United Nations Global Prevention Coalition along with the African Union, Gates Foundation, MSMGF, the Global Fund, Member States from China to Lesotho. Hornet is the only private sector founding member. Our role isn’t to trumpet victories in the fight against HIV but to challenge member states to not erase the existence of gay men in their countries— that our 25 million Hornet users…

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Hornet Launches Five Strategies around PrEP Education Among Gay Men in Brazil to Create Change and Speed Up Access

Hornet is the number one gay social networking app in Brazil. In Brazil HIV disproportionately impacts gay men. PrEP will be made available to gay men starting December 1, 2017 in over 10 different cities around the country, however PrEP will not be available “on demand.” Gay men will be able to access it for free at particular clinics around the country. HIV-negative gay men, and the entire LGBT…

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Advertising Week New York Welcomes Hornet, First Gay App to Present

Hornet, the world’s premier gay social network, today announced that president and co-founder, Sean Howell will be speaking at Advertising Week New York, the world’s leading event for marketing, brand, advertising and technology professionals. Howell’s presentation will be at the Startup Summit and will highlight opportunities in LGBTQ advertising, as well as Hornet’s strategy and execution in targeting LGBTQ audiences. “It is a privilege to speak at Advertising Week New York,”…

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Meet Hornet Executives at Dmexco, Cologne

Dmexco (Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference), the largest conference and exposition for digital and advertising, takes place every September in Cologne, Germany. This year’s speakers include Florian Adamski (Omnicom Group), Curt Simon Harlinghausen (Publicis), Tim Kendall (Pinterest), Sir Martin Sorrell  (WPP), Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Nigel Morris (Dentsu Aegis). For Hornet, Dmexco is an important place to meet existing partners, to get to know new potential partners and to showcase…

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Gay Men Under 30 Are More Likely To Vote For Marine Le Pen Than Older Ones

Hornet, the premier gay social network questioned its French users on the presidential election. Hornet asked three questions to those who were sure to vote and who knew for whom. To the first question: “Who do you think you will vote for in the second round?”, gay men who responded voted unsurprisingly much like all French citizens: 63.5% vote in favor of Emmanuel Macron and 36.5% for Marine Le…

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