LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28, 2017 — Grindr, the world's largest queer mobile social network, today unveiled the winners of this year's Best of 2017 Grindr Awards. Over 15,000 Grindr users from around the world weighed in on everything from music, art, fashion, politics and more. This year, Grindr users were notably more political, naming parents of trans kids fighting for rights as Best Ally of 2017 and Donald Trump as Biggest Troll.
“LGBTQ people have always played an important role as tastemakers in entertainment, music, popular culture, politics, fashion and art. 2017 has been no exception with the incredible number of LGBTQ individuals, icons, and characters making headlines and storylines,” said Grindr Vice President of Marketing, Peter Sloterdyk. “Despite the administration actively rolling back LGBTQ rights, this year we saw amazing wins such as the election of our nation's first openly transgender state senator, Danica Roem. Our users were also incredibly supportive of the bravery of every woman who stood up to sexual harassment. That's why our hero of 2017 is every woman who shared their story with #metoo.”
The winners of Grindr's Best of 2017 Awards are:
- Best Ally of 2017: Parents of trans kids fighting for rights
- Heroes of 2017: Every woman who posted #metoo
- Best Music Video: P!nk, “Beautiful Trauma”
- Best Concert Performance: Katy Perry, World Tour
- Relationship Goals: Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
- Best Sports Moments: Celine Dion baseball Twitter account @TitanicBaseball
- Best Menswear Brand: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
- Must Watch Film: Get Out
- Best Art Exhibition: Art AIDS America, Chicago, Alphawood Gallery
- Best Podcast: RuPaul's What's The Tee?
- Best Television Series: Stranger Things
- Biggest Troll: Donald Trump
Grindr users were surveyed between December 13 and December 18, 2017 to cast their votes on the Grindr Best of 2017 Awards. For a more detailed listing of survey results visit INTOmore.com.
More than 3.3 million Grindr users log on to the app every day for 51 minutes on average, and exchange more than 30 million chat messages and two million-plus photos with one another. Grindr users spend about an hour using the app daily, and they log in an average of eight times per day. Up to 300,000 users are logged onto Grindr at any given moment.
With over 3.3 million daily active users in every country in the world, Grindr is the largest LGBTQ mobile social network. Since its launch in 2009, Grindr has grown to become a fundamental part of users' daily lives globally. The company continues to expand their ecosystem to enable all users to connect to the world around them. Through INTO, a digital content channel for and by the LGBTQ community, various events, and experiential opportunities, Grindr is helping users engage across the spectrum.
Headquartered in West Hollywood, California, Grindr is powered by a team of over 100 employees. A Certified Transgender-Inclusive Business, Grindr encompasses a diverse and passionate family of makers, innovators, leaders, and most importantly, doers. Grindr employees are fueled by an endless curiosity, an ability to embrace change, a respectful and collaborative work environment, and a knack for crossing every finish line.
Grindr is proud to have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the ten “Most Innovative Social Media Companies in 2016” and by Forbes as a “model for corporate social responsibility.”
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