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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

Gay Dating Apps Are Protecting Users Amid Egypt's LGBTQ Crackdown

Grindr, Hornet, and Scruff are fighting back against police persecution in countries where homosexuality is illegal.
Mike Miksche
10.25.17
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
10.2.17
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

This Matchmaker Will Happily Pair You with Someone He's Already Fucked

Rembrandt Duran has hooked up with 550 dudes, and if you're lucky enough to be one of them, he'll tell you which of the others will blow your mind in bed.
Mikelle Street
4.19.17
LGBTQ

Can Hookup Apps Inspire 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
Stuff

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Being a (Gay) Daddy

Who you are in bed with one person isn't who you have to be with another.
Jeff Leavell
9.30.16
Stuff

Did the Internet Make Dating Worse for Gay People?

For many gay men who remember life before the internet, a nostalgia exists for the days of bars, backrooms, and voicemail.
Mike Albo
9.16.16
Stuff

This Man Had Sex with 365 Men in 365 Days, for Art

"I had to be so focused, so disciplined for the whole year," he said.
David Levesley
8.24.16
Health

Grindr Convinced Me to Take an HIV Test

How gay hookup apps are helping users with HIV awareness and PrEP.
Joseph Jaafari
12.1.15
News

Hookup Apps Are Doing a Better Job at HIV Prevention Than the Government

While Health Canada drags its feet to approve it, PrEP is becoming a selling point on Grindr and Scruff.
Brigitte Noël
11.27.15
Stuff

Can We Make Gay Bathhouses Cool Again?

Business hasn't been great for bathhouses lately. But Dennis Holding, the 75-year-old president of the North American Bathhouse Association, has a plan to get young gay men off Grindr and back into steam rooms.
Brian Moylan
10.14.14
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