Tag Archives: Grindr

BRITAIN: Two Men Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Grindr Blackmail

Two British men have been sentenced to four years in prison for blackmailing men that they met on Grindr. Via Gay Star News: Nathanael Foster and Adam Webb, both 26 from Gloucester in South West England, were charged with two counts of blackmail. Gloucester Crown Court heard how the pair trapped two men, with one victim even handing over £15,000 …

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Grindr Turns Off “Distance” Function

Two weeks ago I reported that an unknown person had sent warnings to thousands of Grindr users in countries with anti-gay laws. The tipster warned that the user’s exact location or address can be triangulated via the distance function, putting them at risk of being found by authorities or gay-bashers. Grindr responded to media inquiries by declaring that its distance …

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Tipster Warns Grindr Users That Their Exact Location Can Be Determined

NDTV Gadgets reports that an unknown person has sent warnings to thousands of Grindr users in countries with anti-gay laws. The tipster warns that the user’s exact location or address can be triangulated, putting them at risk of being found by authorities or gay-bashers. The anonymous spammer, who is presumably acting altruistically, includes links to a Twitter account, YouTube video …

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NEW JERSEY: Federal Suit Filed Against Grindr Over “Lax” Age Verifications

A New Jersey man has filed a federal lawsuit against Grindr, alleging that the hook-up site’s lax age verification standards resulted in his arrest for having sex with an underage boy. In his suit, William Saponaro Jr., of Cape May, N.J., says he was invited June 21, 2012, to have sex with two other males who had met over Grindr, …

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HomoQuotable – Matt Moore

“Neither you nor your psychologist nor your pastor nor your doctor will ever fully know why your kid is attracted to the same sex, but you can know that it isn’t your fault. Yes, you are a sinner and yes, you have sinned against your kids… and yes, you do need forgiveness for that — and you have it fully …

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Judge Judy Hears Grindr Case

UPDATE: YouTube has already yanked the clips. Gawker has portions of the show in their own video player.

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PHILADELPHIA: Cops Arrest Suspect In Grindr Rape And Robbery Case

Philadelphia police have arrested a man suspected in the April rape, robbery and beating of a Canadian tourist who met his assailant on Grindr. Due to surveillance video, the suspect had been publicly named by the police on the day after the crime. Philly Mag has the police report on the arrest: “The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged 26-year-old …

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“Ex-Gay” Grindr Cruiser Matt Moore:
Trans Kids Are Possessed By Demons

“I get angry because of stories about kids like [six year-old transgender boy] Ryland. Angry at people. Angry as sin. Angry at Satan. I am not the type of person that believes Satan is hiding behind every rock, but I do think that there is a demonic element at play when little girls actually start to think they’re little boys, …

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HomoQuotable – Edmund White

“People have gotten really puritanical. Or not that, but hypocritical. All the gays are getting married and adopting children and pretending to be respectable members of the PTA—and they’re all on Grindr constantly. Don’t you think? I think boys will be boys, and all these gays who are trying to be so domestic and respectable—well, the animalistic comes out of …

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Straight Men React To Grindr

(Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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PHILADELPHIA: Police Say Gay Man Was Beaten To Death By Grindr Hook-Up

Philadelphia police report that a local gay man was apparently beaten to death by someone he met on Grindr. At the bottom of a fire escape in an overgrown lot in Chester, a passerby found the body of 25-year-old Philadelphia man Dino Dizdarevic. “It was awful. I don’t think there are any words that could actually describe what I felt …

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DELAWARE: Deputy AG Charged With Rape Of Teen He Met On Grindr

Delaware Deputy Attorney General Daniel Simmons has been charged with the rape of a 16 year-old he met on Grindr. New Castle County police say 34-year-old Daniel Simmons faces four counts of fourth-degree rape. Simmons is a deputy attorney general assigned to the county’s Misdemeanor Trial Unit. Police say Simmons met the boy through a social media app called Grindr …

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Philly Suspect ID’d In Grindr Rape

Philadelphia police have identified a suspect in the rape and robbery of a tourist that met his assailant on Grindr. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding 26-year-old Douglas Spady, a.k.a. Douglas Casey, of the 5200 block of Cottage Street, in relation to the Wednesday afternoon attack. Spady allegedly pulled a gun on a 34-year-old Canadian man, in …

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PHILADELPHIA: Tourist Raped, Robbed, And Beaten By Man He Met On Grindr

Philadelphia police are seeking a suspect after a Canadian tourist yesterday reported that he was raped, beaten, and robbed by a man he met on the hook-up app Grindr. The local NBC affiliate reports: The 34-year-old victim, whose identity we are withholding, tells NBC10.com exclusively that he invited the suspect to his hotel room inside the Hilton Home 2 Suites …

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Bay Area Health Officials Create Fake Grindr Profiles To Promote Safer Sex

Health officials from San Mateo County have created fake Grindr profiles in a campaign to promote safer sex among the hook-up app’s users. Via the Bay Area Reporter: Darryl Lampkin, prevention supervisor for the STD/HIV program at the county’s health department, said last week that the efforts have enabled staff to reach far more people than they had been able …

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PUERTO RICO: Anti-Gay GOP Pol Comes Out Three Years After Grindr Scandal

Longtime JMG readers might remember the above post from three years ago. Well, that douchebag has finally come out after having led the unsuccessful campaign to place a ban on same-sex marriage into the Puerto Rican constitution. Video via Andres Duque at Blabbeando: RELATED:  According to a 2011 JMG source, Arango not only supported that failed constitutional ban, he once …

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Women Read From Gay Hook-Up Apps

“Women read real messages from Grindr, SCRUFF, and GROWLr. Happy Valentine’s Day!” Perhaps obviously, this is very not office friendly.

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BRITAIN: Gov’t Warns Gay Men About Teens Using Hook-Up Apps

The British government has issued a warning to gay men about teenagers using hook-up apps such a Grindr even though such apps are supposedly age-restricted to adults only. Via Gay Star News: The UK’s National Crime Agency has said, after an increase of teens reporting abuse on these apps, the responsibility is always on the adult. If an adult receives …

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MICHIGAN: Gay Murder Victim Met His Alleged Killers On Grindr

Detectives in Ann Arbor, Michigan say that a 71 year-old gay man was murdered by three men that he hooked up with on Grindr. Nineteen-year-old Richard Thompson, of Flat Rock, told police that when he was signaled by 20-year-old Rikky Ranger and 19-year-old Mark Paling, he got David Maurer in a chokehold while the two other men went through the …

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HomoQuotable – Joel Simkhai

“I’m very proud if Grindr has forced us to up up our game. To brush our teeth. Comb our hair. Eat right. Go to the gym. Be a healthy person. Cut back on the smoking. Cut back on the bad things and look your best. We’re men. We visualize. We see before we hear, before we think, before we do …

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