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On November 10, Hornet, the world’s second largest gay social network has released a new version of the app. The new version integrates Vespa, the leading gay world city guide, to provide its users with Vespa’s hand-curated listings of gay establishments and events.
In July 2016, Hornet acquired Vespa, and while the two had cross-promoted each other, this is the first time the two have been fully integrated into one app. When users tap the Hornet Discover tab, they’ll see Vespa’s city guides.
These guides include up-to-the-minute event listings all over the world, plus curated reviews of gay bars, saunas and other establishments. Find the highest rated businesses whether you’re in your hometown or in a brand new vacation spot you’ve never been. Not only that, but Vespa also delivers location-relevant articles from Vespa users and Unicorn Booty writers! (Full disclosure: Unicorn Booty is owned by Hornet.)
Hornet Discover puts a wealth of information in your hands, including foreign language phrasebooks, guides to underground events and pop-up parties, and reviews of over 5,000 LGBTQ-friendly locations.
Hornet President Sean Howell says, “Gay men use online apps differently — they use them to stay keep in touch, plan trips, as well as make new friends.” He added that apps need to be “far more robust than just looking for Mr. Right.”
Hornet has over 15 million total users — and it’s dedicated to find fun ways to serve and help the LGBTQ community.