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Grindr Users Tell Us the Best (and Worst!) of 2017

2017 may not have been everyone’s favorite year, but there was still plenty to celebrate. Politically, people got more involved than ever before. Culturally, our favorite artists served bop after bop on the dancefloor while films like Get Out and Call Me By Your Name kept us enthralled. In the spirit of celebrating what it is we loved about a year that seemed to be all doom and gloom, we asked Grindr users to tell us about their favorite parts of 2017.

Who was the best ally of 2017?

While the LGBTQ community has no shortage of allies these days, Grindr users recognized the parents of transgender children more so than any public figure, including Justin Trudeau and Hillary Clinton.

  • Parents of transgender children 5,195 (36.24%)
  • Justin Trudeau 3,553 (24.79%)
  • Shawn Mendes 2,336 (16.3%)
  • Hillary Clinton 1,890 (13.18%)
  • Jay-Z 793 (5.53%)
  • Mandy Moore 568 (3.96%)

Who was your biggest hero of 2017?

Heroes are in our midst everyday, according to Grindr users. Women who shared stories of sexual assault were at the top of their hero list by a wide margin. In second place was Kesha, who also shared her own story and came back with her album Rainbow after a legal battle against producer Dr. Luke.

  • Every woman who posted a #MeToo story 6,335 (44.58%)
  • Kesha 4,174 (29.36%)
  • Cardi B 1,686 (11.86%)
  • Anthony Rapp 840 (5.91%)
  • Danica Roem 466 (3.28%)
  • Munroe Bergdorf 398 (2.8%)
  • Lena Waithe 312 (2.2%)

What was the best music video of the past year?

Music had no shortage of visual feats and feasts this year, but Grindr users went with Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma,” which explored gender roles against a 1950s conservative-era background.

  • Pink, “Beautiful Trauma,” 4,185 (29.61%)
  • Dua Lipa, “New Rules,” 2,473 (17.5%)
  • Charli XCX, “Boys,” 1,906 (13.49%)
  • Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow,” 1,670 (11.82%)
  • Lorde, “Green Light,” 1,329 (9.4%)
  • Bjork, “The Gate,” 923 (6.53%)
  • Sophie, “It’s Okay to Cry,” 595 (4.21%)
  • Anohni, “Paradise,” 270 (1.91%)
  • Arca, “Desafio,” 262 (1.85%)
  • Rina Sawayama, “Cyber Stockholm Syndrome,” 206 (1.46%)
  • Kelela, “LMK,” 191 (1.35%)
  • Ah Mer Ah Su, “Meg Ryan,” 124 (0.88%)

What was the best concert of the past year?

Someone tell Taylor Swift: Grindr users’ favorite concert of the year belonged to Katy Perry, whose Witness worldwide tour captivated audiences.

  • Katy Perry, Witness Tour 4,446 (31.72%)
  • Kesha, Rainbow Tour 3,490 (24.9%)
  • Britney Spears, Piece of Me Las Vegas Residency 3,095 (22.08%)
  • Cardi B, anywhere she performed 1,754 (12.51%)
  • Tegan and Sara, The Con X Anniversary Tour 780 (5.56%)
  • Arca, Open Beta/RBMA 453 (3.23%)

Who were your 2017 relationship goals?

No couple made Grindr users more jealous than the union between Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black and British diver Tom Daley.

  • Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black 5,686 (40.28%)
  • RuPaul and George LeBar 3,711 (26.29%)
  • Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor 1,572 (11.14%)
  • Daniel Franzese and Joseph Bradley Phillips 1,069 (7.57%)
  • Gigi Gorgeous and Nats Getty 834 (5.91%)
  • Trystan Angel Reese and Biff Chaplow 673 (4.77%)
  • Samira Wiley and Laura Morelli 572 (4.05%)

What was the best sport moment of 2017?

Nothing brought sports to new peaks of entertainment more than the Titanic Baseball Twitter account, which sets home runs to the lofty notes of “My Heart Will Go On.”

  • Titanic Baseball Twitter account 4,142 (29.63%)
  • Warwick Rowers holiday calendar 3,387 (24.23%)
  • Soccer player Abby Wambach gets married 2,789 (19.95%)
  • #ThirstBaseMan hashtag on Twitter 2012 (14.39%)
  • Jose Altuve’s celebration dance moves 1,650 (11.8%)

What is the best menswear brand of 2017?

There was nothing Grindr users wanted on their body more than Calvin Klein this year.

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein 5,340 (38.87%)
  • Gypsy Sport 2,096 (15.26%)
  • Paloma Spain 1,359 (9.89%)
  • Acne Studios 1,301 (9.47%)
  • Kinfolk 1,053 (7.67%)
  • Telfar 730 (5.31%)
  • Sanchez-Kane 663 (4.83%)
  • Barragan 618 (4.5%)
  • No Sesso 577 (4.2%)

What was the Must Watch film of 2017?

Get Out bested queer-themed films like Call Me By Your Name and Battle of the Sexes as the movie that best kept Grindr users’ attention.

  • Get Out 3,512 (24.96%)
  • Call Me By Your Name 2,828 (20.10%)
  • Girls Trip 2,387 (16.96%)
  • Bladerunner 2049 (12.93%)
  • Battle of the Sexes 1,589 (11.29%)
  • Lady Bird 991 (7.04%)
  • Thelma 428 (3.04%)
  • The Post 329 (2.34%)
  • BPM 190 (1.35%)

What was the best art exhibition of 2017?

The powerful Chicago exhibit “Art AIDS America” took a look at how the AIDS epidemic influenced American visual culture and Grindr chose it as their favorite of the year.

  • Art AIDS America, Alphawood Gallery 3,819 (27.76%)
  • Queer British Art 1861-1967, Tate Modern 3,326 (24.18%)
  • Solange Knowlews’ “An Ode To,” Guggenheim 1,975 (14.36%)
  • David Hockney Retrospective, Metropolitan Museum of Art 1,367 (9.94%)
  • Glenn Ligon’s “A Deeper Dive,” Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 1,364 (9.92%)
  • Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, Latin American & Latino Art in LA, 1,307 (9.5%)
  • Axis Mundo, Museum of Contemporary Art, 597 (4.34%)

What was the best podcast of 2017?

What was between Grindr users’ ears this year? While it was a tight race, RuPaul’s podcast “What’s the Tee?” snatched the crown.

  • “What’s the Tee?,” 2,905 (21.29%)
  • “2 Dope Queens,” 2,630 (19.27%)
  • “Homoground,” 2,421 (17.74%)
  • “Food 4 Thot,” 1,878 (13.76%)
  • “The Savage Lovecast,” 1,251 (9.17%)
  • “The Read,” 730 (5.35%)
  • “Nancy,” 701 (5.14%)
  • “That Was Us With Julia Nunes,” 667 (4.89%)
  • “Ramble Redhead,” 462 (3.39%)

What was the best television show of 2017?

Though Will & Grace had a lot of “welcome back” love, it’s clear that Stranger Things came out on top and Eleven is a new icon.

  • Stranger Things, 3,636 (25.52%)
  • WIll & Grace, 2,680 (18.81%)
  • American Horror Story: Cult, 1,794 (12.59%)
  • Orange Is the New Black, 1,569 (11.01%)
  • The Trixie and Katya Show, 1,165 (8.18%)
  • Star Trek Discovery, 997 (7%)
  • Broad City, 756 (5.31%)
  • Insecure, 586 (4.11%)
  • Transparent, 560 (3.93%)
  • Master of None, 507 (3.56%)

Who was the biggest troll of 2017?

This one was the only category where users overwhelmingly voted together. Hm, wonder why?

  • Donald Trump, 11,097 (77.46%)
  • Kevin Spacey, 1,528 (10.67%)
  • Jeff Sessions, 662 (4.62%)
  • UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, 550 (3.84%)
  • Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Bakery, 490 (3.42%)