Thursday, October 28, 2010

Helpline and the i-world...

I splashed out and bought an iPhone a couple of weeks ago. The idea of having google available 24/7 was irresistible. So was the idea of having a new toy to play with.

It took me a week to find the gay man’s "must have" iPhone programme. If you haven't heard of Grindr then you are living in the dark ages of cruising. At the touch of a button you can see profiles of gay men close by, some within walking distance. Anywhere. Anytime.

Grindr made me realize how relevant technology is for GLBT. And the Gay & Lesbian Helpline needs to figure out our role in this new i world. What can we offer the person who has the local queer community available at their fingertips?


PS The 16th November training topic just happens to be about online dating...