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Young Gay Men Talk About the Dangers of Having to Hide Your Dating Life

Many gay teens use apps to explore their sexuality in secret, which can put them at risk of being abused or exploited.
Bo Hanna
3.14.18
LGBTQ

Are Gay Dating Apps Doing Enough to Respond to User Discrimination?

Some say it is high time that apps like Grindr changed their filter features.
Jon Shadel
2.13.18
LGBTQ

How Queer Men of Color Deal with Being Fetishized

Sexual racism sucks, and it's huge in the queer community. But being chased by someone who only dates your race can suck just as much.
Naveen Kumar
10.3.17
LGBTQ

The Artist Who Makes Beautiful Portraits of the Men of Grindr

For Daniel Marin Medina, an app widely associated with quick sex has become a source of limitless muses.
Shelby Hartman
8.10.17
Pride 2017

We Need to Talk About the Queer Community's Meth and GHB Epidemic

Our nonchalant attitude towards this problem is just as detrimental as the drugs themselves.
Anthony "aCe" Pabey
7.3.17
Pride 2017

Fire Island Was, and Still Is, Grindr IRL

I went to a Pride Party in the Pines hosted by the gay dating app.
Alex Frank
6.26.17
thump news

Flirting in the Club Was Much Easier in the 1920s

Patrons of Berlin nightlife venues used pneumatic tubes and table telephones to hook up.
Krystal Rodriguez
6.23.17
LGBTQ

On Gay Dating Apps, Hooking Up Is Out

Traveling, status updates, and long-term dating are in. What's driving the new generation of gay digital dating?
Jon Shadel
6.6.17
LGBTQ

Cruising Online Was Actually Fun Before Grindr Ruined Everything

Craigslist, AOL chatrooms and Gay.com were something today's apps aren't: fun.
Steven Blum
5.25.17
Dating

I Let Siri Control My Tinder for a Day and It Was a Disaster

The robots definitely won't be taking over anytime soon.
Caroline Thompson
5.18.17
LGBTQ

Can Hookup Apps Rouse a Gay Political Renaissance?

Gay dating apps like Hornet and SCRUFF have become more outright political than ever before. But will their efforts affect real-world change?
Jon Shadel
3.13.17
LGBTQ

A New Documentary Series is Dismantling LGBTQ Racism One Story at a Time

<i>Other Boys NYC,</i> premiering today, aims to combat racism in the LGBTQ community by combatting the whiteness of its media.
Manuel Betancourt
2.20.17
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