New App, ‘Quist,’ Delivers Gay History Lessons 365 Days A Year

A new app for iPhone and Android is invested in teaching the LGBT community about just how far it has come. Quist, released for download globally today, will teach its users a daily history lesson, ranging from the darkest corners to the brightest high points of LGBT culture, politics, and movements.  

Huffington Post reports:

QuistAccording to the app's website:

Historical events in the app paint a picture of how far the LGBTQ community has come over time — how we have been treated, how we have reacted, how our allies have supported us, and how others have worked vehemently to stop the progress. LGBTQ individuals’ contributions to society and events in HIV/AIDS history are also included.

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.

By bringing Stonewall, the Mattachine Society, and other formative queer moments and movements into the new millenium, Quist could be an important new tool for LGBT community building.

Download it today on your mobile device or online through iTunes. 


  1. Rick says

    No doubt it will be drawn a heavily-liberal interpretation of our history, conveniently ignoring the promiscuous behaviors that brought on the aids epidemic and promotes an effeminate male identity. And it will almost certainly ignore the homophobia of straight women. I’ll pass.

  2. Rick says

    The need to make an app for gay men like myself who never come out of the closet and never actually have any form of connection, be it sexual, romantic or platonic, with other gay men.

    They can call it “The Cyanide Closet” – and when you click it you die.

  3. Rick says

    Sodomy is for f@gs. Perhaps if you liberal effeminates understood that AIDS wouldn’t have happened. Mutual bjs and hand jobs between your straight-acting friends is just as satisfying. And it doesn’t require one guy pretending to be a woman to get the job done.

  4. Rick says

    Or try this trick my father taught me: make yourself as constipated as possible so that you essentially have bowels obstructed with hardened fecal matter. “It’s like a dildo made out of your own poop!”, my dad used to say. And he’s right. It feels GREAT.

  5. Tommy says

    Hey, promiscuous nearly defines male behavior and there’s many more straight males than gay males — gay promiscuity did not ‘bring on’ AIDS any more than human promiscuity ‘brought on’ any std. Viruses are not biased, it’s a simple matter of opportunity. Don’t you realize that prejudice like yours which imprisoned homosexuals in the closet in the first place, is probably a more significant causal factor in the spread of the disease than the ‘behavior’ of the victims themselves?