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Grindr users share experiences with sexual racism in new Kindr video

Grindr users share experiences with sexual racism in new Kindr video

Popular dating app Grindr teased at a new initiative called Kindr a few weeks ago. The project was revealed to be a move towards fighting discrimination experienced by users on the app, but few more details were provided. This week, Grindr has officially launched the program, revealing the first in a series of videos that discuss […]

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Be Kindr: Grindr signals new initiative to combat discrimination

Be Kindr: Grindr signals new initiative to combat discrimination

Dating app Grindr has teased a mysterious new initiative in response to criticisms of bullying, racism and transphobia between users. The application posted images of featuring “Kindr”, coupled with the slogan ‘It’s time to play nice’ across their social media platforms and on the service itself. The teaser features a short audio clip that highlights […]

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New trans-only dating app Transdr criticised by users

New trans-only dating app Transdr criticised by users

A new dating app aimed at the trans and gender diverse community has been widely criticised just a few weeks after release. Transdr, billed as The Premier Transgender Dating App, was launched by Sean Kennedy who was concerned trans people were treated unfairly on other dating apps. “There should be an app knowing about them […]

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Tops & Bottoms & Vers, Oh My! Are we defined by our position preference?

Tops & Bottoms & Vers, Oh My! Are we defined by our position preference?

A unique aspect of the gay community (incl. cis and trans gay, bi, and other guys who do ‘stuff’ with guys) is our organising of identity around sexual positionality. The most frequent message you will get on Grindr or an equivalent app is “u top or btm?”, either first up (even if it’s on your […]

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Billy Eichner helps a stranger up their Tinder game

Billy Eichner helps a stranger up their Tinder game

Comedian Billy Eichner graciously offered his assistance to a Vanity Fair staffer, taking over his Tinder account for a YouTube segment in conjunction with the publication. Gay Vanity Fair staffer Rom relinquishes his phone to the Difficult People and Billy On The Street star in the hopes of finding a date on the popular app. Eichner notes […]

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Canberra men targeted on hook-up apps

Canberra men targeted on hook-up apps

Canberra men are being targeted for extortion through their use of social dating phone apps according to a report at the ABC. ACT based organisation The AIDS Action Council has put out a warning to local men after they received reports about a group of 3-4 people targeting people. The group said it received two […]

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Review | There’s a lot going on at F**k Grindr

Review | There’s a lot going on at F**k Grindr

F**k Grindr / F**k Findhrr | Connections Nightclub | Wed Feb 1st & 8th | ★ ★ ★ ½ I don’t think any one of us really knew what we were expecting with F**k Grindr, but a Fringe show that boasts to bring “single men together for a good night out, chat to other interesting men and do a […]

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Henderson Skene: The Dating Game

Henderson Skene: The Dating Game

Henderson Skene is a new dating agency that caters for LGBTIQ+ people. We asked Josh and Ryan, the duo behind the service their advice on having a great date and why a matchmaking service might be a good choice. What was the inspiration to start Henderson Skene Introductions? We had both experienced the Perth gay […]

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Tinder update allows users to identify as trans, non binary & more

Tinder update allows users to identify as trans, non binary & more

Innovative dating app Tinder has launched a new update which allows users to choose a range of new gender options, rather than just male or female. “Starting today, no matter how you identify, you can express your authentic self on Tinder,” a statement from the organisation read. Now, while creating a profile on Tinder, users may […]

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Chinese company buys majority stake in Grindr

A Chinese company has bought a majority share of social networking app Grindr. Beijing Kunlun World Wide Technology Co bught a majority stake in the comany for $93 million, valuing the app at $248 million, based on nearly $40 million in 2015 revenue. Beijing Kunlun, who are the biggest games and publishing company in China, have […]

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