Gay man sentenced for deliberately spreading HIV

By : Staff Reports OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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EDINBURGH, Scotland | A Scottish hairdresser whom police said deliberately tried to infect 10 men with HIV has been jailed for at least 12 years, The Scotsman reports.

Daryll Rowe became the first man in the country to be found guilty of intentionally setting out to spread the virus after meeting men on Grindr. Branded “grotesque” and a “sociopath” by his victims, the 27-year-old was convicted this month of 10 charges: five of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and five of attempting to do so, The Scotsman reports.

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Grindr looks to end discrimination, bullying on app with new initiative Kindr

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Grindr, the social networking and dating app for gay men, launched an anti-discrimination, anti-bullying initiative as a part of the app called Kindr Sept. 18.

Kindr was announced in July in a video posted to Grindr’s Instagram with audio of men talking about sexual racism and different forms of discrimination.

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Gay dating app Grindr shared HIV status with other companies

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NEW YORK (AP) — The gay dating app Grindr has acknowledged sharing its users’ HIV status with two companies.

Grindr says Localytics and Apptimize were paid to test and monitor how the app is used. The company says the firms are under “strict contractual terms that provide for the highest level of confidentiality, data security and user privacy.” Grindr says data that may include location or information from HIV status fields are “always transmitted securely with encryption.”

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Florida man robbed at gunpoint in Grindr app setup

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida police say a man thought he was going on a date set through an app, but instead was attacked and robbed at gunpoint.

Police say a 21-year-old Taborice Lee Foster lured his target using Grindr, a dating app for gay men. When the victim arrived to his home in Panama City, Foster and another man attacked him, pointing a gun from behind while searching the date’s pockets and stealing his wallet.

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Eminem says he uses Grindr, baffles fans

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Eminem fans were left wondering if the 46-year-old rapper was joking when he shared he’s used dating apps like Grindr.

Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, has been single since his divorce from ex-wife Kim Scott in 2006. In an interview with Vulture, he revealed nothing serious as come from his dating life.

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9.21.17 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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Two things I told myself

I would never write about: Aging and dating. Who wants to hear another middle-aged gay man talk about the woes of getting older and being single? Does every homosexual writer think he’s Carrie Bradshaw? Well, it’s time to break my own rule. Getting old sucks!

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Jack discovers Grindr in new ‘Will & Grace’ promo

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Jack delves into the digital age of gay hookups on Grindr in a new clip for the upcoming season of “Will & Grace.”

The promo starts featuring old school clips of the gang and their antics before giving a sneak peek at the foursome set in modern day using new technology.

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High Fidelity: The dating game

By : Miguel Fuller
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Here we are. Back to square one. Back to Tinder. Back to Grindr. Back to Scruff. Back to Jack’d (yes, that’s actually a dating app).

Most of my time spent on the radio in Tampa Bay, I have been Miguel, the guy who is in a relationship. A week or so before Valentine’s Day that all changed. So here I am – single, kind of ready to mingle and jumping back into the dating world – but how do you do it?

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The Daily Beast withdraws story about outing gay athletes at Rio games

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The Daily Beast has withdrawn a story that prompted ire of many readers, complaining that it could have outed gay athletes at the Rio games.

The story’s removal from the site Aug. 11 came hours after the editor-in-chief for the publication apologized for the article, which was first revised before being taken down completely.

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Grindr screenshots reveal anti-gay pastor not who he claims

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Midland, MI- Pastor Matthew Makela told LGBT entertainment website Queerty that he had resigned from his position at St. John’s Lutheran Church after screenshots of his “extracurricular activities” were leaked to the web May 18.

Makela made headlines in March when he posted about a transgender woman using gym facilities on his Facebook.

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North Dakota State Representative outed using Grindr

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Fargo, N.D. – A North Dakota Republican lawmaker was caught sending sexually explicit photos and messages on the dating/hookup app Grindr and is saying it is retaliation for his recent voting record on gay rights.

Rep. Randy Boehning (Fargo-R), who recently voted against Senate Bill 2279, which would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, said that he was outed because of political payback by an unnamed Capitol staffer.

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Local filmmaker’s flick about Grindr wins shorts competition

By : Stephen J. Miller
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Orlando – The Grind is a concise, emotional film about one man’s experience on the gay dating app Grindr. Only five minutes long, it was created in a week. Constructed by University of Central Florida student Robert Doobay, The Grind won the jury prize in the Campus Movie Fest on Feb. 19.

Now Doobay and his two actors—UCF student Gordon Hirsch Wilson and Stetson’s Drew Aldrich—are looking forward to the national finals in Hollywood this summer.

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