Best 4 LGBTQ support Apps
1. weBelong: Social media app among friends
What is weBelong app?
weBelong is a social media app to have VR call and connect friends together.
Since weBelong is anti-instagram, anti-tiktok, they try to embrace differences by unshowing the number of followers or likes to make social media, showing those numbers leads to the consequences of being toxic, making people feel imperfect, and making people be the same. People are just trying to get followers and likes, they just imitate people who have followers and likes.
weBelong has been designed to help teenagers and adolescents who feel like “misfits” to connect with other like-minded people – representing a healthier and more genuine alternative to the likes of Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat.
How weBelong supports LGBTQ
1. Show Prounouns for LGBTQ
On weBelong, on almost every screen you can see the prounouns if users put their pronouns.
I use he/him personally, and I just show this like this below pic.
By this way, you are less likely to get misgendered or misuse pronouns, you can respect each other.
2. Protect Privacy on the app
When you are using phone at school, some of your friends took your phone and if the friend sees your social media, it will reveal your sexual orientation or gender identity.
So protecting app privacy is so vital. On weBelong, you can put passcode that no one else can see the app inside without knowing the passcode you put.
3. Choose topics around LGBTQ
Unlike other social media app, you can choose not only lesbian tags but also non-binary, asexual, or intersex.
Furthermore, you can pick some of hobbies such as astrology, k-pop, anime, skateboarding and so on.
How to use weBelong app
1. Invite your friends
To use weBelong, it is better to invite your friends so that you will be able to get more vibes.
You can add your friend as BFF or in a relationship.
2. Share your days and Search trends
Likewise other social media, you can just share your days, thoughts, moments, and ideas.
And also you can check what is happening in the world on trending tab.
3. VR call
The most unique part of weBelong is VR Call.
VR Call is the main part but you can post content or exchange message likewise Instagram or Snapchat.
weBelong is different from other social media apps
weBelong is taking the toxicity out of social networks by swapping “likes”, “followers” and “reactions” for features that facilitate and support meaningful interactions.
weBelong is for misfits and differences.
2. Pride Counselling app: Better Help
What is Pride Counselling app
In terms of getting therapy, it is really difficult to get helped as LGBTQ. Pride Counseling is the online therapy platform for the LGBTQ+ community. We're changing the way people get help.
How Pride Counselling supports LGBTQ
Whether you are struggling with mental health issues, your identity, or just need someone to talk to, LGBTQ people can talk to therapist 24/7 online. Pride Counselling app supports LGBTQ people when you need help discreetly, affordably, and conveniently.
How to use Pride Counselling app
If you know Better Help, it could be easy to use the app. All you need is to message your therapist whenever an issue arises, and try to schedule sessions that work with your schedule.
3. Wysa: Mental health support chatbot app
What is Wysa
Wysa is an AI-enabled Life Coach for mental and emotional wellness. Wysa is used for mainly business, but they have consumer app too. It will helo you to deal with stress by blending AI-guided listening with professional expert support.
How Wysa supports LGBTQ
Since it is AI chatbot, it might be easier to open up your problems. As LGBTQ, it is important to protect privacy, and Wysa will be one of the option to start convo.
How to use Wysa app
Just download and start to chat with AI. It will guide you to deal with your stress and anxiety.
4. Quilt: Voice chat for self care
What is Quilt
Quilt is a new kind of social wellness space to connect, share, and learn with others through daily conversations. Quilt team is very diverse, among 8 people, 50% of whom are female and 25% of whom are non-Black people of color. Twenty percent are LGBT and 10% are non-binary.
How Quilt supports LGBTQ
The nature of quilt app is voice, you don't have to turn on your camera but you can just be yourself to talk at your home. Since all of other social media tend to focus on images and videos, when you are on quilt, you might be free from dysmorphia.
How to use Quilt app
Quilt allows anyone to start a room for a conversation, dropping a line or two of text to describe what they want to talk about. The app is focused on wellness, breaking rooms into three different categories: spiritual and personal development (with conversations around meditation, astrology, human design, etc.), career and purpose (“it was very important to link purpose to it,” said Sumner, “these aren’t networking events”), and relationships, sex and family.
Support LGBTQ More
Internet used to be a life boat for misfits people, but after emerging social media, they became a place for majority people who more widely used as a way to boost the existence of the real world.
But we have different skin colors, different abilities, different strengths, and different weaknesses. We have different points of view, different religions, and different sexual orientations.
Our differences make us who we are. Everyone is different and those differences enrich communities' diversities.
When we know how we’re different, and feel comfortable with those differences, we can then start to see our similarities and find even more common ground.
We want people to see us, understand us, and appreciate us for who we are.
Join weBelong, be the part of change, be yourself.
Pride🏳️🌈Black Lives Matter✊🏿