I can't overstate the importance of the application, so here are some of the user comments:
“I am coming out, and I'm not turning back. I have the support from my friends... Now all I have left is my family. Tuesday will be the first day of the rest of my life. Wish me luck ... This app was an incredible motivator to come out. Thank you everyone!!”
“I had an awful day. Probably the worst day in 6 months. I've had a lot of problems in the past. Today I felt like I always did then. Angry, sad, and helpless. My dad isn't the worst of people but isn't the best. He is a pastor but doesn't really live like one. He drinks a lot which makes things with him complicated... We had a bit of a blow up. He hit my cat and I called him some awful names and it just went on from that. Then my GF is upset with me. I know I'm a really shitty person and I want to change... I'm just not sure how? I feel like I'm better than I used to be but the other part of me feels like I'm worse... I'm not sure what to feel... Or what to do...”
“Just got this yesterday, and already I like. It has so much positive people on here even though there are some struggles in their lives, so many friendly people who care for others even though they don't know them makes me smile ”
“Does anyone ever wish they were 'normal'. I love the person I am and would not change. But sometimes I think it would be so much easier if I was straight.”
I love technology because it transcends rules. Technology cannot be controlled. The limiters are only the tools we can use to solve problems. People generally aren't this way, but a tool like this provides a real opportunity for people to become less rigid. The idea that this is on someone's phone, easily reachable, is a real testament to how connected we are in society, and how connected we want to be.
This application really does enable people to feel like their world just isn't so small. I love playing Tetris on my iPhone, but an app like this really has the opportunity to be a game-changer in a time when people are coming out younger and younger and need all the love and sensitivity they can get.
What are your thoughts on the subject, folks? Are you interested in more LGBT friendly applications? Do you use them? Do companies have a responsibility to carry these kinds of apps?