The Bloom Community App was made by and for queer and LGBTQ+ people. Our community embraces the values of consent, communication, and respect, and celebrates all the possibilities of queer connection for all LGBTQ+ people and their allies.
Over 60% of Bloom members identify as queer and/or on the LGBTQ+ spectrum and over 13% identify as transgender or gender non-conforming. We aim to be the safest virtual space for folks marginalized from conventional, heteronormative dating culture. Whether you're looking looking for queer friends, events, new lovers, or partners, the Bloom Community is here for LGBTQ+ and queer folks of all identities and dating preferences.
For folks in the queer and LGBTQ+ community, we know that relationships can be fluid — you might be friends first and partners later, or turn a one-night-stand into a lasting friendship. Here at Bloom Community, we do not prescribe or presuppose what each connection between members will become. We call connections made in Bloom "Buds" because we want to create the space for many types of connections to form organically. This leaves it up to the two (or more) consenting adults to determine what form their connection will take and what feels right to them. We encourage you to see your Buds as people first, and beyond that whatever comes authentically to you.
In line with our values, members indicate clearly what they want from the Bloom Community
Signify whether you want to be Buds and/or have romantic interest in folks you meet at events, and we'll let you know if it's mutual
Not all queer relationships look the same. Many (but not all) LGBTQ+ people also identify as polyamorous, kinky, and and sex positive. We embrace the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and provide members with opportunities to connect with intersectional and overlapping communities that share our values.
The Bloom Community is open to everyone who shares our community values of consent, communication, and respect. Affirmative inclusion of all genders and sexualities is inherent in "respect." We do not tolerate homophobia, transphobia, or discrimination of any kind towards LGBTQ+ individuals (or anyone). If you notice anyone violating this policy, please see our reporting policy.