Q Care Plus x Grindr Rides America

#1 Stop: San Francisco

The first stop of the Q Care Plus x Grindr Rides America Tour rolled into the scenic hills of San Francisco on May 29. Pride month came early for the excited crowd flooding the streets outside of Midnight Sun in the Castro District on a hot summer night. The bar held karaoke finals with Broadway style performances and shirtless boys galore! Our Q Care Plus “Q-ties” were on hand distributing some of our limited edition Pride ’24/7 swag and getting the word on the street about the benefits of using Q Care Plus for TelePrEP (and doxy-PEP!). The boys in the Castro could not wait to get their hands on our sacks (come get yours!). 

LGBTQ Man in front of giant inflatable lips and the Grindr Bus

Local celeb and Drag Queen Betty Fresas kept the crowd hyped by giving out Grindr premium memberships with the Grindr hunks! The bus queue was in constant rotation with hotties getting new professional headshots for their Grindr app profiles. We’re just getting started… All aboard to our next stop for West Hollywood Pride on June 1! PrEP & Pride = The Perfect Ride! 

#2 Stop: West Hollywood

West Hollywood Pride headlined famous acts like Kylie Minogue and Kesha, but one of the “must-attend,” most popular spots to be was at the Q Care Plus x Grindr Bus! Throughout the entire day partiers, porn stars, and influencers rushed to the big yellow and neon decked bus to snag our iconic, limited edition Pride clacker fans and drawstring bags! Our handsome, friendly Q Care Plus “Q-ties” chatted it up with guests about our fast, free, online PrEP and doxy-PEP services and taught some of our sexy visitors exactly how to get that perfect snap into their fans. Drag Queen Jo Lopez drew the crowds over to the Grindr Bussy to spin her big wheel of prizes.
Drag Queen Jo Lopez standing in front of an inflatable mouth and the Grindr Bus
Throngs (in thongs!) won free memberships to Grindr Premium and iced their cake with free, professional headshots on the bus. With PrEP and doxy-PEP from Q Care Plus in their back pocket plus a year of Grindr… they’re prepped for A LOT of fun.
Got FOMO from San Francisco and WeHo? We’re on the move to our next location and your chance to get all the things… it’ll be a hot night in Phoenix June 3rd!

#3 Stop: Phoenix

The desert wasn’t the only thing that was scorching hot when the Q Care Plus x Grindr Rides America bus rolled into Phoenix… we were just in time to join the steamy men of Arizona stripped down to their barely-there briefs for Undies Mundies at Charlie’s!
We loved seeing all these perfectly unclad men pop over for the full bus experience including our limited edition Pride ’24/7 swag and close up shots with our big lips. Following a little “Mouthy” time, boys enjoyed climbing aboard Bussy to take some “HOTTER than Phoenix” pics for their Grindr profiles that will definitely launch plenty of “Sup?” DMs.
Phoenix was our third stop celebrating Grindr’s 15th Anniversary and Q Care’s PrEP and doxy-PEP services, but don’t worry, we haven’t spent our load yet. The Q Care Plus x Grindr Rides America bus hits New Orleans NOLA Pride June 8. Join us – hunks, queens, and Grinder + Q Care teams – for PrEP & Pride – it’s the perfect way to ride!!

Taking Pride on the Road: “Grindr Rides America” with Q Care Plus!

In partnership with Q Care Plus, Grindr’s inaugural Pride bus tour will bring photo ops, swag, and easy online PrEP to Pride parties across the country!

Grindr and Q Care Plus are hitting the road this Pride, and we’re bringing the party directly to you. That’s right, in celebration of Grindr’s 15th birthday and Q Care Plus’s dedication to the LGBTQ+ community, we’re kicking off the Grindr Rides America Tour—and we’re inviting the community to join us for the ride of a lifetime.
 
The Great American Road Trip (but make it gay)
Grindr is stopping at ten cities across America to help their users up their Grindr game with that all-important grid staple: the perfect profile pic. We’re about to make 2024 the wettest and hottest American summer yet, and your profile pic should bring the heat—hop on board, strike a pose, and show us what you got.
 
In addition to two full-service portrait photography studios on board capturing our community in their best light, the bus will be fully loaded with local drag queens, highway hunks, punny bumper stickers (don’t we all just want to Hoexist?), free swag, Grindr Unlimited giveaways, and more at each location. 
 
Grindr x Q Care Plus
We don’t just want you to look good—we also want you to feel good, in case you plan on riding more than just the bus! The Q Care Plus team will join the Grindr Bus at all 10 locations this June, providing even more fun and excitement around LGBTQ+ and sexual wellness care.
 
Find out why Q Care Plus is your go-to for more than just a cheeky encounter with a cotton swab. It’s the online, one-stop shop for easy, virtual visits with expert providers, HIV and STI testing for PrEP users, and PrEP and doxy-PEP prescriptions delivered to your door. Even better, most patients pay $0 for their visits, labs, and prescriptions.
 
The team will be giving away collectible swag like their famous Pride clacker fans, drawstring bags, and attendees can get their photos taken with the Q Care Plus giant lips – let’s just say there will be more than a mouthful of fun joining the Grindr Bus this June.
 
So…where are we going?
The tour kicks off in San Francisco on May 29th and ends in New York on June 30th, with eight additional cross-country stops along the way:
  • 5/29: San Francisco – Midnight Sun from 8pm-12am
  • 6/1: Los Angeles – WEHO Pride from 12pm-8pm
  • 6/3: Phoenix – Charlie’s from 8pm-12am
  • 6/8: New Orleans Pride from 11am-6pm
  • 6/12: Atlanta – Ansley Square, Oscar’s, Felix’s, Mixx from 8pm-1am
  • 6/15: Wilton Manors Pride from 3pm-11pm
  • 6/19: Columbus – Union Café from 8pm-1 am
  • 6/22-6/23: Chicago Pride from 11am-10pm
  • 6/25: Pittsburgh – P-Town Bar from 8pm-12 am
  • 6/29- 6/30: New York City Pride from 11am-6pm
We’re also using our time on the road as an opportunity to share regional data snapshots of Grindr users in our destination cities. While we’ve highlighted global trends in the past with our annual Grindr Unwrapped, this Pride, we’re getting local. As part of our cross-country journey, we’ve dug deep into the psyche of our users in each of our destinations, compiling anonymous aggregated profile and survey data to paint a picture of what makes each city tick. Stay tuned to Grindr’s social channels throughout June for the full run-down on how some of America’s loudest and proudest cities stack up against each other. 
 
Beep beep—it’s giving BUS, and we can’t wait to welcome you aboard.
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