Quist' App Brings LGBT History Straight To Your Smartphone

In an effort to bridge new mediums of information-sharing and raise awareness surrounding a shared history of LGBT-identifying individuals, a new mobile app called Quist became available worldwide. Released for download on both iPhone and Android, Quist provides daily updates that summarize major landmarks and milestones for the queer community in a “this day in LGBTQ history” framework.

In a time where gay teen suicide is still a devastating reality, Quist (which is available as a free download) cites generating an awareness of past shared struggles for LGBT youth as one of its goals. The app evidences a need for new ways of constructing, remembering and sharing queer history, as the LGBT community continues to make political and social gains and risks forgetting the trajectory that has brought us to this point.

 

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