Tag Archives: Grindr

IRELAND: Dublin Archbishop Transfers Trainee Priests After Reports Of Grindr Usage In His Seminary

Irish Central reports: The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has announced that he will not send trainee priests from his own diocese, the largest in Ireland, to the national seminary at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. When asked about his decision to send three seminary students from Dublin to the Irish Pontifical College in Rome instead of Maynooth later this …

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Carjackers Use Grindr To Lure Victims

The Los Angeles Times reports: Two carjacking suspects who reportedly used the gay dating app Grindr to lure their victims have been arrested by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, officials said Tuesday. The carjackings occurred over the last two weeks in the high desert communities of Victorville and Adelanto, according to deputies. “On both occasions, the victims had blindly …

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TRAILER: The Brothers Grimsby

There’s a Grindr gag in here. From Entertainment Weekly: Finding out your brother is a spy might be a life-changing shock for most, but for Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), it’s an excuse to dive into one dangerous, and outrageous, adventure. The new trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy, The Brothers Grimsby, highlights English soccer hooligan Nobby and the discovery …

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VIRGINIA: Anti-Gay Lawmaker Busted On Grindr, Local Gay Paper Declines to Name Him, Dan Savage Objects

Brad Kutner of GayRVA, Virginia’s LGBT newspaper, was tipped this weekend about a state lawmaker spotted cruising on Grindr. Rather than publicly outing him for his anti-LGBT voting record, Kutner has published a lengthy open letter to him. A small excerpt: I know you’re obviously not out at work here at the General Assembly, but I have to ask why …

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CHINA: Tech Billionaire Buys 60% Of Grindr

Bloomberg Business reports: One of China’s newly minted technology billionaires signed a deal to buy a controlling stake in Grindr, the world’s biggest gay social-networking app. Beijing Kunlun Tech Co., an Internet games company that helped introduce Angry Birds to China, offered $93 million in cash for 60 percent of New Grindr LLC, the company said in a statement to …

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BRITAIN: Crimes Related To Hook-Up Apps Soar 700%

According to statistics just issued by British police agencies, the number of reported Grindr and Tinder-related crimes have soared by 700% in the last two years. Last year Grindr was named in 135 police reports. BT.com reports: The number of alleged crimes potentially involving people’s use of dating apps Tinder and Grindr has increased more than seven-fold in the past …

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ITALY: Catholic Bishop Alleged To Have Known Pedophile Priest Was Meeting Teens On Grindr

The International Business Times reports: Italian police have arrested an alleged paedophile priest amid media accusation he was protected by the local bishop. Detectives allege father Antonello Tropea, 44, used gay dating app Grindr to groom teenage boys who he then paid for clandestine encounters in the southern Calabria region. Tropea was held on 18 December at the end of …

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NEW YORK CITY: Former Knicks Draft Pick Michael Wright Found Murdered After Possible Grindr Hook-Up

Michael Wright, a pro basketball player once drafted by the New York Knicks, was found bludgeoned to death in his SUV on Tuesday. NYPD detectives believe Wright may have been murdered by a man that he met on Grindr. The New York Daily News reports: Wright was found dead from a head wound inside his Lexus SUV on E. 16th …

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BRITAIN: Alleged Serial Killer Charged In Murders Of Four Young Gay Men He Met On Hook-Up Sites [VIDEO]

A British man was arraigned today on charges that he drugged and murdered four young men that he met on hook-up sites over a period of 15 months. The Guardian reports: At a hearing before Barkingside magistrates court in east London, Stephen Port spoke only to confirm his name and address. He faces four counts of murder in relation to …

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A French Guide To Grindr [VIDEO]

Via JMG reader Kent: “If you want to hook up next time you are in Paris, here is the basic French you need to understand what is going to happen to you.” Naughty words ahead.

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OREGON: Case Against Terry Bean Dismissed, Lawyer Says He Never Met Alleged Victim

The sexual abuse case against HRC co-founder Terry Bean was formally dismissed today. Bean’s attorney says that he is now free to reveal details of the case previously unknown to the public. If true, these details change the narrative significantly. Via press release: While we are pleased with today¹s outcome, this is a case that should never have been brought …

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OREGON: Sex Abuse Charges Against Terry Bean To Be Dismissed, Alleged Victim Still Won’t Testify

Oregon Live reports: The sex crimes case against prominent gay activist Terry Bean of Portland and his ex-boyfriend will be dismissed Tuesday because the alleged victim refuses to testify. Bean, 67, and former boyfriend Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, are accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy at a Eugene hotel in 2013. They each are charged with two counts …

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REPORT: Ashley Madison Nearly Bought Grindr

The gay community may have dodged a huge bullet as it’s being reported that Ashley Madison execs were seriously considering buying Grindr before their hacking scandal. Forbes reports: Amongst the masses of emails dumped by The Impact Team, a group of hackers who have made a mockery of Ashley Madison’s digital defences this month, are a handful of conversations showing …

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COLORADO: Army Sergeant Charged With Murder In Grindr Hook-Up Stabbing

As US Army sergeant in Colorado Springs has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a man he met on Grindr. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports: Fernando Rosales, 23, told police he stabbed Sean Crescentini, 30, when he became aggressive early Saturday morning. Rosales was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder. Rosales told police he connected with …

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OREGON: Alleged Victim In Terry Bean Case Accused Of Evading Subpoena

Earlier this week I reported that the teenage alleged victim in the Terry Bean sexual abuse case had vanished and that the trial might be called off without him. Yesterday prosecutors accused the unnamed youth and his mother of engaging in an elaborate series of ruses to avoid being served with a subpoena which orders him to appear for next …

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OREGON: Alleged Victim In Terry Bean Case Vanishes, Trial May Not Proceed

Oregon Live reports: The prosecutor handling the sex crimes case against Terry Bean, a prominent gay activist, told a judge Friday that his investigators have been unable to find the alleged victim in the case. Without the teenager’s testimony, the case will have to be dismissed or the trial rescheduled, the prosecutor acknowledged. The boy, now 17, doesn’t want to …

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OREGON: Judge Denies Settlement Offer To Alleged Victim Of Activist Terry Bean

An Oregon county judge has refused to allow HRC co-founder Terry Bean to make a financial settlement with the underage boy Bean and his former boyfriend are alleged to have hooked-up with on Grindr in 2013. Bean, who lives in Portland and is a prominent political fundraiser, proposed a civil compromise that could result in the dismissal of the criminal …

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Grindr, The Musical

“Come get fisted…right in the heart.”

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OREGON: Prosecutors Reveal Additional Sex Abuse Allegations Against Terry Bean

Via Williamette Week: Prosecutors say Portland real-estate developer and Democratic Party activist Terry Bean engaged in sex with an underaged boy in 1979, providing the 16-year-old with alcohol and drugs. The teenager later tried to kill himself after Bean broke off the relationship, court records say. The records were filed by prosecutors late Thursday in Lane County Circuit Court as …

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Scruff Hook-Up App Creates Traveler Alert: Gay Sex Is Illegal In This Country

The New York Times reports that the hook-up app Scruff has created a warning for users in countries where homosexuality remains illegal To help keep users safer, Scruff is adding a new traveler alert feature this week. Now, when a user arrives in one of the nearly 100 countries where homosexual acts are criminalized, an alert will pop up when …

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