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Gosnells attack confirmed as involving gay dating app Scruff

Gosnells attack confirmed as involving gay dating app Scruff

Last week Perth police arrested a 26-year old man in relation to violent assaults in Gosnells. Whether the assaults were directly related to the LGBTIQ+ community was not clear as the police described the assaults as using a “messaging app”. When approached by OUTinPerth police denied the incidents involved Grindr, but said it was policy […]

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Perth vigilantes sign on to Grindr to hunt for pedophiles

Perth vigilantes sign on to Grindr to hunt for pedophiles

A Perth man has been arrested by police after being apprehended by two vigilantes who posed as a teenage boy on dating app Grindr, luring the man to a Kelmscott park. It is alleged that after sharing explicit messages, and twice describing themselves as a fourteen year old boy, the pair arranged to meet the […]

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Grindr tweets support for Black Lives Matter; will remove ethnicity filter

Grindr tweets support for Black Lives Matter; will remove ethnicity filter

Grindr has revealed the dating app will no longer allow users to filter profiles by ethnicity, in a statement posted to social media today. In a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and queer people of colour, Grindr issued a comment on racism in the LGBTIQ+ community. “We will not be silent, […]

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Three teenagers arrested over murder of Canberra man

Three teenagers arrested over murder of Canberra man

Three NSW teenagers have been arrested over the murder of a Canberra man. One line of investigation police are pursuing is that he may have been using a gay dating app in the lead up to his death. Police believe Peter Keeley, 56, may have been using the gay dating app Grindr to meet with […]

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Health workers team up with Grindr to tackle HIV in Bulgaria

Health workers team up with Grindr to tackle HIV in Bulgaria

Health workers in Bulgaria have teamed up with dating app Grindr rolling out an innovative program that aims to get more people testing for HIV. New cases of HIV are soaring in the socially conservative country, so to reach out to their target audience a charity offered free self testing kits to anyone who wanted […]

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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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