Scott Kutler: My vision is that BRO will act as a social network where men can find other men to make meaningful connections beyond just hooking up or random sex. Our typical demographic will likely be men that identify as gay looking to meet other men for friendship or dating, and not straight men looking for sex like some media outlets have proclaimed.
However, Bro is also a place for men who may not be sure of their sexuality or who want a safe place to express it without judgment or fear; and that means they may identify as "straight. Why is this important to you? In our culture we have a tradition of identifying people through particular categories: It gives men the opportunity to explore without feeling burdened by the need to identify in one way or another.
What do you say to critics who would claim that this app caters towards men with internalized homophobia and "masc4masc" culture? I've found that by being inclusive of men that may not typically identify as gay, some critics believe the app comes off homophobic.
People also think the name itself -- BRO -- has heteronormative connotations. In actuality, I believe it's the opposite. BRO is a safe space for men to express and embrace their sexuality.
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Our goal is to move beyond the "hookup culture" and be inclusive of more than just "gay" men. I chose the name BRO because I believe a bro is someone you can count on to be there for you. A bro can be a friend, a brother, or in some cases, a life partner. I believe that masculinity and sexuality can be mutually exclusive.
Men have the right to express their masculinity however they'd like. They may come off as stereotypically effeminate, or they may seem what critics call "straight acting," and more in line with how society defines masculine. BRO is a place for both without judgement.
What do you want people to take away from this app experience? This app has caused loads of media speculation because, in some ways, it all seems so confusing. People have taken it as an app for confused people.
Maybe we're just thinking about it too much though. Maybe it's all pretty straightforward.
Like BRO's mission statement puts it, a place, "for men that are interested in meeting other men… as simple as that". Like I'm doing it all in secret. That's not because I'm a homophobe who doesn't want to be tarnished with homosexuality.
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