Yubo launches new features including 35 gender and 50 pronoun options

Social media platform Yubo has launched new features including 35 gender and 50 pronoun options in 12 different languages.

The announcement:

Yubo, the leading platform for Gen Z’s to socialise online, is celebrating its diverse global and local LGBTQIA+ community with the launch of its newest app update.

The platform recognises the importance of continuing to encourage inclusion and support diversity amongst the LGBTQIA+ community, and this month has launched a new feature which includes 35 gender and 50 pronoun* options for users to identify with on the app. Available in 12 different languages, including English, French, and Spanish, all users on the app have the option to select the gender and pronoun they prefer.

Having just hit a new milestone with 50M active users worldwide, including over 1.3M Australian users, Yubo is urging its community to rally behind one another and engage in the educational and progressive conversations on the app throughout Pride Month, and beyond.

Locally, Yubo has also teamed up with Australian organisation and LGBTQIA+ youth support network, Minus18. On Friday 25 June, 2021 at 6:00pm AEST, Minus18 will join a group of inspiring LGBTQIA+ Yubo users on a livestream via the platform to break down a range of important educational topics that the community has experienced firsthand.

Yubo will also house a range of insightful and supportive resources from Minus18 across its swipes function for its users to learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community, and to ensure that they are feeling safe, empowered and inspired.

Sacha Lazimi, CEO and founder of Yubo, said, “We are really humbled to have an incredibly diverse community of users on our app across the globe. In particular, our LGBTQIA+ users have shown strength and courage in sharing their stories with one another, and supporting those who are struggling or coming to terms with their identity.”

“We heard that our community wanted more choices for gender and pronouns to include on their profiles and are excited to launch them in line with Pride Month. We’re not stopping here though, Yubo will continue to provide ongoing support and app developments for our LGBTQIA+ community.”

Australian Yubo user and LGBTQIA+ community member Asher, said, “I’ve made so many amazing friends who also identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community through Yubo. I absolutely love how open and supportive we are towards one another, and I’m very thankful to have genuine friends to bond over our unique experiences with at the touch of an app.”

Since April 2020, 2.8 million users across the world have used the LGBTQIA+ flag emoji in their bios, and more than 4,000 livestreams are created in the category LGBTQIA+ daily on Yubo – totalling more than 1,450,000 million livestreams per year internationally.

Source: Thrive PR media release


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