Hornet wouldn’t be the world’s premier gay social network without its Contributor Community Programs, and the all-new Hornet Version 6.10 makes those programs more accessible than ever.

Through these programs, Hornet users are able to not just ‘give back’ to the community but help make the app a more inclusive, engaging platform for guys around the world. In Hornet’s latest version, clicking a badge found on a contributor’s profile leads to a brand-new resource page featuring background info for that program and allows you to access the list of that program’s nearby members, as well as instructions on how to join the program.

Hornet’s Contributor Community Programs include Moderators, Beta Testers, two Translator programs (app translation and story translation), Story Writers, Health Ambassadors and Featured Guys. Any user can apply to join any of these programs, and those who are accepted and contribute via these programs earn the respective badge(s). They are also rewarded with “Points,” which can be redeemed for things like Hornet merch, gift cards and free Hornet Premium.

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Health Ambassadors, for instance, make themselves available to members of the wider LGBTQ community to be contacted with questions about sexual or mental health. Since the program launched a year and a half ago, it has gained over 1,700 members in nearly every country where Hornet is available.

Featured Guys act as role models for members of the Hornet community to openly embrace their identity and share more about themselves and their daily lives, so that meaningful connections can emerge and the community can push back against the toxic or divisive behavior plaguing other social networks. These users are asked to follow a Playbook specifically designed for Hornet users that encourages authenticity and offers tips for posting compelling content that will spark engagement.

Hornet is available for free download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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About Hornet

Founded in 2011, Hornet is the world’s premier gay social network. With over 25 million users globally, the Hornet mission is to inspire and empower gay men to create a global, connected community that moves society forward. Powered by cutting-edge technology, Hornet has become the number one gay app in markets like France, Russia, Brazil, Turkey, and Taiwan, and is rapidly expanding its sizable user base in the United States. More information at hornet.com

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Media inquiries: Stephan Horbelt, Executive Editor, stephan.horbelt@hornet.com