Chappy, the social connection app on a mission to end the stereotyping of gay men in dating and friendship, is partnering with its sister app Bumble, the woman-first social networking app with over 65 million users worldwide, to present a number of events throughout the week of Austin PRIDE 2019. Both networking platforms will be taking the city by storm with public events including a PRIDE Ride at LOVE Cycling Studio, an after-party featuring an appearance from Drag Performer Alyssa Edwards, and more.
"The inclusion of marginalized communities is foundational for both Chappy and Bumble," said Chappy's Head of Brand Sam Dumas. "Today more than ever, it's important for us to help people of all genders and orientations make empowering connections in all areas of their lives. We’re looking forward to emphasizing this even more in our hometown during Austin PRIDE 2019, and we’re excited to work with amazing partners who share this same vision.”
Check out all the fun Chappy is bringing to Austin PRIDE:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7th
Bumble and Chappy PRIDE Ride at LOVE Cycling Studio
Location: LOVE Cycling Studio (507 Pressler St #900, Austin, TX 78703) Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bumble and Chappy have joined forces with LOVE Cycling Studio, an indoor cycling studio with the only music video wall in Texas, to present a PRIDE Ride to kick off Austin PRIDE 2019.
On Wednesday, August 7th, LOVE cyclists attending the 7 p.m. class with Instructor Bryan Gonzales will receive complimentary Bumble and Chappy merchandise, perfect to wear for Austin PRIDE, when they show their Bumble or Chappy profile at the front desk. Cyclists will also receive a voucher for a complimentary ride, eligible at a subsequent visit. The 45-minute indoor cycling session will consist of an intense cardio workout set to popular music videos featuring LGBTQIA+ artists, with a brief focus on arms with free-weights.
Guests are encouraged to mix and mingle with a post-class happy hour featuring complimentary cocktails. FIX Vodka is a new high-alkaline vodka made in Austin, and will be on site featuring their recently released high-alkaline vodka shaken with cold-pressed juices from Juiceland. Those interested in booking the PRIDE Ride class are encouraged to do so via the website here.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th
Bumble and Chappy: Austin PRIDE Parade
Location: Fiesta Gardens (Congress Ave between 11th and 4th street) Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The 2019 Austin PRIDE Festival and Parade will take over Austin at Fiesta Gardens. With over 400,000 attending in 2018, this year will be even bigger!
Bumble and Chappy will be marching in the Austin PRIDE Parade to showcase their solidarity within the LGBTQIA+ community. Both social networking apps aim to empower and help people of all genders and orientations make authentic connections in all areas of their lives.
Chappy After-Party featuring Alyssa Edwards
Location: Cedar Street Courtyard (208 W 4th St suite c, Austin, TX 78701) Time: 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Celebrations don’t have to end with the Austin PRIDE March. Chappy will host one of the biggest events of the weekend with an After-Party at Cedar Street Courtyard, located in the heart of Austin’s LGBTQIA+ social scene. Those interested in attending must show their Chappy profile upon entering the venue.
Guests are encouraged to dance into the after-hours with a live DJ while sipping on drinks provided by Chappy. In addition to complimentary makeovers provided by Drag Queens, American drag performer and contestant on Season 5 and All Stars 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race will also be making an appearance.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11th
Chappy and inLieu: PRIDE Pool Party
Location: East Austin Hotel (1108 E 6th St, Austin, TX) Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Join Chappy and inLieu at the East Austin Hotel and unwind by the pool with signature cocktails, complimentary merchandise, drag performances and more. Drink tickets will be provided for those who show their Chappy profile upon entry.
There will be a suggested donation at the door, and proceeds will go towards a local LGBTQIA+ nonprofit organization via the inLieu app, which allows users to make donations in lieu of purchasing gifts and at the same time makes donating fast, easy and social.
Chappy is owned and operated by Bumble, with operations run primarily out of Bumble's HQ in Austin. Similar to Bumble, Chappy is a mission-based social connection app that is dedicated to providing gay men a safe, judgement free space for meaningful connections.