Tag Archives: Grindr

Madonna To Chat With Grindr Users

As a promotion for the coming release of Rebel Heart, Madonna has teamed up with Grindr for a contest in which five winning users will get to chat with the Material Girl over the app. In order to enter, Grindr users must recreate the album’s artwork with their own photo and include the first single’s hashtag in their profile headline.

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Matt Moore: Christians Don’t Hate Gays, Real Hate Is Throwing You Off A Roof

“Intolerance. Hatred. Bigotry. Oppression. Violation of human rights. Religious extremism. Evil. These are words that I see used by Americans, both gay and straight, to describe the Church’s stance on sexuality, everyday. These are words that I see fill my email inbox describing my character because of my biblical stance on sexuality, everyday. These are words that I see the …

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REPORT: Accused HRC Co-Founder Terry Bean Met Teenaged Boy On Grindr

Portland police yesterday reported that accused HRC co-founder Terry Bean, 66, met the teenaged boy he is charged with molesting on Grindr. The boy was identified after police were given his phone number by Bean’s former partner, Kiah Lawson, 25, who has also been charged with sexual abuse of a minor. Via the Oregonian: Bean and Lawson are accused of …

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SAUDI ARABIA: Gay Man Sentenced To Three Years For Hook-Up Profile

Via Gulf News: A court in eastern Saudi Arabia has sentenced a homosexual man to three years in jail for engaging in “immoral acts”. The man, in his 30s, was also ordered to pay a SR100,000 fine by the court in the port city Dammam in the Eastern Province. According to a report in local news site Sabq, the man …

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Anonymous: We Spotted Very Anti-Gay Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) At DC Gay Bar

The above Anonymous Twitter account with 1.3 million followers claims to have spotted Tea Party hero and US Senate candidate Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) in the crowd at the popular DC gay bar JR’s. I’ve looked at the photos of Cotton that come up on Google Image and just can’t tell from the shot posted to Foursquare. According to Wikipedia, …

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NCAVP On Spree Of Hook-Up Murders

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs has issued a statement on yesterday’s news that yet another gay man has been murdered by someone he met online. This is the sixth hook-up related homicide that NCAVP has recorded nationally since last year at this time, and the third in Pennsylvania. Hook-up related violence is violence that occurs within the context of …

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BRITAIN: Royal Security Worried About Staffers Inviting Over Grindr Hook-Ups

Via the Daily Mail: Buckingham Palace staff have sparked internal security fears by bringing casual partners met over dating apps back to their living quarters. Police guarding the royal residences are said to be ‘deeply concerned’ at the number of unvetted overnight guests, many of whom appear to be casual acquaintances met online. Apps such as Tinder and Grindr allow …

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BERLIN: Grindr “Art Project” Roils Locals

A Dutch artist is sitting in a Berlin gayborhood storefront where he is live-streaming photos and chats with unsuspecting local Grindr users to giant video screens in the window. Some of these men, perhaps unsurprisingly, are furious. Via Gay Star News: The project is called Wanna Play? But many Grindr users don’t consider the art playful, some consider it to …

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NYC Takes PrEP Campaign To Grindr

The New York City Department of Health has launched a PrEP campaign on Grindr, Scruff, and social media sites. And of course, the ever combative AIDS Healthcare Foundation is furious. A stigma persists that Truvada is a “party pill” — an attitude shared by some doctors who scold patients about their sexual practices and won’t prescribe it, said Anthony Hayes, …

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EGYPT: Grindr Issues Entrapment Warning After Six Men Sentenced To Prison For Renting Apartment For Sex Hook-Ups

Grindr has issued the above warnings to its users in Egypt. J. Lester Feder reports at Buzzfeed: Six men were sentenced by an Egyptian court on Thursday to two years in prison with labor for allegedly advertising their apartment on Facebook for men to have sex with each other for a fee of $200 per night, reports the state-owned Egyptian …

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REPORT: Egyptian Police Are Using Dating Apps To Hunt Down Gay Men

According to a report published by France 24, Egyptian authorities are using smartphone dating apps such as Grindr to hunt down gay men. Such tactics were predicted last month when an anonymous Grindr member contacted thousands of overseas users to warn them that their exact locations could be triangulated. The France 24 report does not mention triangulation. Homosexuality is not …

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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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