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A landmark new study by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Gay Bodies Worldwide, will track attitudes to body image among gay and bisexual men in several countries. The conversation around eating and body disorders has long focused on females, but experts are increasingly conscious of men developing an unhealthy obsession with gaining muscle, Melbourne …

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Want to find a partner? It turns out that using dating apps is the way to do it, according to a new study that found 65% of new same-sex couples met online. The research, entitled Disintermediating Your Friends, was published last month by a collaboration of sociologists from Stanford University and the University of New …

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Grindr has suddenly been blocked to users in Lebanon, in a move that appears to be part of an anti-gay crackdown by the government. In response to complaints about the app’s users unable to log in to their accounts using public networks, LGBTIQ rights group SMEX reached out to internet service providers to learn more …

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Grindr has let go of its entire editorial team and ended its 17 month old LGBTIQ news service INTO. The shake up comes only weeks after INTO published a controversial article about Grindr President Scott Chen not supporting same-sex marriage. In a joint statement released by INTO’s editorial staff, they have expressed their deep sadness …

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A New South Wales man has been jailed for impersonating a police officer and extorting money from a man he met on gay hookup app Grindr. Jayson Hastie contacted the victim on Grindr using a fake profile under the name of ‘Alex’ and spent two weeks exchanging sexually explicit messages and phone calls with him, …

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The president of gay hookup app Grindr has clarified that he supports marriage equality after he reportedly wrote on Facebook that he agrees “marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman”. Scott Chen, who became the president of Grindr after the company was bought by a Chinese corporation, wrote and later deleted …

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A passenger has claimed that a pilot sent him a message on Grindr in the middle of a flight. JP Thorn, a 27-year-old college student, told the New York Post that the interaction happened while he was flying with Delta Air Lines from Minnesota to Chicago in August. Shortly after the plane landed and his …

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Queensland police have urged users of dating and hookup apps to be mindful of their personal safety after the alleged assault of a Grindr user in Brisbane. Late last month, the 35-year-old Brisbane man was allegedly assaulted and robbed after meeting up with someone he’d interacted with on gay hookup app Grindr. When the pair …

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NSW Police are seeking a man who they say fled an apartment in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Surry Hills after he witnessed his Grindr date jump three floors from a balcony. The 37-year-old victim, a Swedish-American national, survived the fall but is in a critical condition after he climbed over the railing on November …

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A 40-year-old man has faced court over the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old boy he met on Grindr. According to police, Sydney man Moud Nuri and the boy met through the app on Friday, September 28. Police said the pair engaged in conversations, including the exchanging of images and personal details, and made plans …

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