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SCRUFF Launches 'Hosting,' a Live In-App Queer Quiz Show

Thursday Mar 14, 2019

SCRUFF, the gay, bi, trans and queer social networking and dating app with over 15 million users, has launched Hosting, a live-streaming game show where SCRUFF members compete for a cash prize by answering LGBTQ trivia.

The video stream is broadcast live from SCRUFF's New York headquarters and features a rotating cast of hosts, including Brooklyn-based comedian and journalist, Gabe Gonzalez, and one of New York's most celebrated drag queens, Pixie Aventura. Each show is written by a diverse group of comedians, writers, and journalists, with questions ranging from pop culture to politics to LGBTQ history.

Hosting consists of ten questions over three rounds. Players have ten seconds to answer each question and can swipe to see who is playing nearby. Users can 'Woof' or 'favorite' during the game, and then follow-up on these new connections after the game. Players who correctly answer all ten questions split a cash prize.

"As one of the original apps on the iOS and Google Play App Stores, we have always known that gay apps are unique because our community uses us for so many different reasons: chat, dating, hookups, travel, and so much more," says SCRUFF CEO Eric Silverberg. "With Hosting, we are pushing the boundaries of what people think of and can expect from a gay app. Hosting provides entertainment while educating people about queer history, and lets people who are single, partnered, and everyone in-between to connect in a social, lighthearted way."

As a software-driven organization with a technical CEO, SCRUFF prioritizes security, privacy and stability. The launch of Hosting comes shortly after SCRUFF's decision to remove all programmatic advertising from its platform in an effort to protect its members' data and improve user experience. These initiatives further SCRUFF's mission of creating smarter, safer experiences that allow its community to create better connections and express themselves.

The show will air multiple times each week. A complete schedule can be found here. Hosting is available now in the Events section of the SCRUFF app, which can be downloaded on iOS and Android.


SCRUFF is the top-rated, safest and most reliable app for gay, bi, trans and queer guys to connect. The company connects more than 15M guys worldwide to friends, datings, hookups, events, travel advice and more. The SCRUFF app today includes SCRUFF Match, which lets guys connect with other guys open to dates and relationships, SCRUFF Venture, which lets guys connect before they travel or while on trips, and SCRUFF Events, a global gay event calendar. Founded in 2010, SCRUFF is owned and operated by Perry Street Software, gay mobile software developer headquartered in New York City.

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