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US says Chinese ownership of Grindr is a national security risk

US says Chinese ownership of Grindr is a national security risk

The US is reportedly concerned about Grindr being owned by a Chinese comapny according to the South China Morning Post. Chinese based company Kunlun bought Grindr through a two stage deal, taking full ownership in 2018. It’s ten years since the geo-social mobile networking app was first launched. The phone app is now available in […]

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Grindr scam artist jailed in NSW after impersonating a police officer

Grindr scam artist jailed in NSW after impersonating a police officer

The Illawarra Mercury has reported that a NSW man, Jayson Hastie, has been sent to prison over a scam which saw him contact a victim via the dating app Grindr. The newspaper says the 25 year old contacted his victim using the alias Alex. After exchange sexually explicit messages and phone calls they arranged a meet […]

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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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Grindr will be floated on the stock exchange

Grindr will be floated on the stock exchange

You might have invested a lot of time into Grindr, but now you can also invest your savings into the company. The Kunlun Group, the Chinese owners of the gay dating app, have announced plans to float the company on the stock exchange. The company said listing the shares of the company on international stock […]

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Teenagers appear in court over alleged Grindr assault and robberies

Eight teenagers have appeared in Perth Children’s Court in relation to a series of alleged assaults and robberies that occurred in Perth’s northern suburbs in July. It has previously been outlined that the high school students allegedly led men to parks using dating apps before committing the assault and robberies. Two of the teenagers pleaded […]

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Worth a Read: Interesting stories from around the web

Worth a Read: Interesting stories from around the web

The OUTinPerth team are always traversing the web looking for the most interesting LGBTI news and articles from around the globe, here’s some stories that caught our attention. Hans How: The Malaysian Gay Man Fighting for His Life, and Many Other LGBT Asylum Seekers The Daily Beast Hans How recounts what it was like growing […]

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Man charged with sex offences after citizen lead Grindr sting

Man charged with sex offences after citizen lead Grindr sting

Police in New Jersey, USA have charged a man with attempting to lure a 15-year old teenager to a rendezvous after conversing on the gay dating app Grindr. Website NJ.com reports that fifty six year old John A Deangelis was charged by police after a video of him attempting to meet the teen was circulated […]

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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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Four youths charged over Grindr assault and related robberies

Four youths charged over Grindr assault and related robberies

Four youths have been charged over the alleged assault on a gay man last week in Doubleview’s Bennett Park. Police have revealed that alongside the assault report by OUTinPerth there were two other incidents allegedly involving the group. Detectives have charged four youths as a result of their investigation into the three robbery incidents in […]

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Perth gay man targeted for assault via Grindr dating app

Perth gay man targeted for assault via Grindr dating app

A 28 year-old Perth man has been violently assaulted after he was targeted through the Grindr dating app. On the evening of Friday 20th July the man began chatting with a another profile on the app, after a conversation they agreed to meet up. The man arrived at the agreed location and was lured to […]

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