Join Grindr in celebrating National Coming Out Week, 10/10 – 10/16, and National Coming Out Day, 10/11! Last year, a group of activists staged a social media ambush, asking participants to colorize their profile pics and add the word “OUT” or “ALLY.” Thousands responded and news feeds were inundated with colorized pics.
This year, members and supporters of the LGBT community, including Grindr, want to exceed last year’s massive ambush. Participants are encouraged to colorize their profile pics this week and add the word “OUT” or “ALLY,” as well as use the hashtag #CountMeOut. Check out our colorized images on Facebook and Twitter.
How to Colorize Your Pic
1. From a computer or flash enabled device (no iPhones), go to: http://www.pixlr.com/editor
2. Upload the photo you want to colorize from your computer, or enter the URL of a photo that’s already uploaded online.
3. Click “Adjustment” on the top tool bar. Select “Color Lookup” at the bottom of the menu, then select the rainbow (4th coloring option).
4. Click the text icon on the toolbar to the word “OUT,” “ALLY,” or a different word that best reflects what you want to express.
5. Use your new pic all this week on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
How to Use #CountMeOut
1. Sample Tweets include “Being #Out means that __________ #CountMeOut,” “I am #Out because ___________ #CountMeOut,” “I support my #Out friends because ______________ #CountMeOut”
2. Add @Grindr to your #CountMeOut tweets & we’ll RT our favorites!
3. Hashtags aren’t just for Twitter! Use #CountMeOut on Youtube, Flickr & Tumblr too!
Stream or download the brand new Grindr remix of Meital Dohan‘s summer hit “Yummy Boyz,” featuring an exclusive shout out to your favorite mobile app! The “Yummy Boyz” Chew Fu Grindr Remix is available free for one month only from Meital’s website:
We’ve teamed up with Meital for the official “Yummy Boyz” release party October 21st in West Hollywood, CA at Club Eleven’s “Fresh Fridays.” Meital will hit the stage at midnight for the debut live performance of “Yummy Boyz”, off her forthcoming album slated for release in 2012, “I’m in Hate with Love.”
Merging sexy and clever with a bit of humor, Meital will captivate the audience with a building montage of climaxing visuals, her over the top wardrobe and a finale that will absolutely blow your mind. If you’re in LA, you won’t want to miss this!
WHAT: Meital Dohan & Grindr Party
WHEN: October 21st, 2011
WHERE: Club Eleven, West Hollywood
We here at Grindr honor Steve Jobs today— an innovator and change maker, who allowed technology to be both indispensable and exciting. Steve didn’t create a world, he redefined it. Laying a foundation for us to grow upon, he enabled us to explore new ways for people to connect, making the Grindr community possible.
Trusting his instincts, Steve lived with the conscious choice to step out into the unknown. Steve once said that it is by living with the awareness of our own death that free us to be ourselves and give our gift to the world. Success, as he has shown us, grows through continued trial and effort. He showed us that genius is something that can be cultivated and fostered, and wasn’t just reserved for the special few.
May we reflect and celebrate Steve Jobs today, for fearlessly leaving behind a life that has changed the world as we know it. We carry his legacy in our drive to redefine how we connect as people.
We will miss you.
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that's never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? We make tools for these kinds of people. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
– Steve Job