Yay for Queers

On your computer:
On a smartphone or tablet:
Setup instructions:
[ HexChat | LimeChat | Colloquy | Adium | irssi | AndroIRC | IRCCloud | Voice/Video Chat ]
If for some reason you cannot download a client, or you can't get any downloaded client to connect to the channel, you can use the webclient. From your web browser, you can use the green "Start" button on the Yay for Queers main page to get connected. This should be used only by those who are unable to download and install a client, or who can't get their client to connect for some reason.
What's a client?
(Skip this if you're not interested.)

Little known fact: People don't connect to each other online the way most people think they do. If you and I are PMing on Facebook, our computers aren't directly connected to each other. There's more than just your computer and mine involved in sending our messages back and forth. There's also the Facebook server - a big computer that acts as a middleman. I send a PM, the server gets it and passes it on, and then you receive it. This all happens very very fast (depending on the speed of the server and the speed of your and my internet connections), but the point is that you have to connect to a service on another computer in order to message someone.

A client is anything you run on your computer that accesses a service. Messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Yahoo Messenger are clients, because the program on your computer accesses the messenger service through the internet and lets you talk to other people.

Okay. Moving on.

HexChat setup instructions
LimeChat setup instructions

Once you've done all this, whenever you open LimeChat, it should connect you to the server and join the channel automatically - you don't have to do anything.

Colloquy setup instructions

Once you've done all this, the next time you open Colloquy, it should connect you to the server and join the channel automatically - you don't have to do anything.

Adium setup instructions

Once you've done all this, the next time you open Adium, it should connect you to the server and join the channel automatically - you don't have to do anything.

irssi setup instructions
AndroIRC setup instructions

Once you've done all this, the next time you open AndroIRC, it should connect you to the server and join the channel automatically - you don't have to do anything.

IRCCloud setup instructions

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