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New App Offers Ingenious Option For Guys Who Are Too Shy To Send Dick Pics

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 04.20.2017 | Queer Voices

Sex Heroes is an ongoing HuffPost Q&A series by Voices Editorial Director Noah Michelson that explores the lives and experiences of individuals who ar...

In Defense Of Grindr: Is It Really The Worst Place To Meet The Love Of Your Life?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 03.13.2017 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Grindr has been the bane of my gay existence for the better part of five years now, and I’m still no closer to finding true and lasting love than I ...

Stop Telling Me To Work Off My 'Disability Fat'

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 12.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I don’t know how many times in recent months I have opened up my Scruff app, or even Facebook to see people putting in their profiles stuff like thi...

How To F**k A Transgender Guy

Davey Wavey | Posted 12.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Davey Wavey

For example, a handsome guy approaches you on Grindr. You're interested. You notice that he identifies as trans in his profile. You have questions, but aren't sure what to say.

Grindr Finally Takes Steps To Inhibit Illegal Drug Sales

WEHOville | James Nichols | Posted 10.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Grindr has taken steps to inhibit the marketing of illegal drugs by users of its app, which is said to be the most widely used mobile phone hookup app...

Undetectable: Fear, Filters And Grindr

Alex Garner | Posted 10.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Garner

This epidemic over 35 years old. It's our history, our culture, and our politics. It is incidental to our lives. Living in fear is agonizing and exhausting. No one should have to live that way. We can do better for our community.

Grindr's Latest Upgrade: Hack4Equality

Joel Simkhai | Posted 09.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Joel Simkhai

Together we can crack the code to equality, and this is just the beginning. Progress happens when we all work together, and we're excited to be a part of the journey.

Where Is Our Dependency On Hook-Up Apps Taking Us?

Gawker | James Nichols | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices

I spent one Saturday morning late last year on my couch toggling back from Grindr to Scruff to Grindr to Scruff. I don’t remember what I was looking...

IOC Calls Daily Beast Sex Article 'Unacceptable,' Author Sent Home From Rio

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 01.06.2017 | Queer Voices

This article by Jim Buzinski originally appeared on Outsports The International Olympic Committee has condemned as “simply unacceptable” a since-d...

An Open Letter To The Daily Beast And Nico Hines

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Aaron Jay Ledesma

Everyone around you starts asking questions you weren't prepared to answer. Your reaction and feelings are valid. You have been wronged.  What I just described is exactly what you did to the LGBT athletes at the Olympics in Rio. 

Why Grindr Launched A Clothing Line To Benefit Queer Athletes

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices

On Friday, gay hook-up and dating app Grindr announced a new clothing line that, in many ways, is attempting to disrupt the traditionally heteronormat...

Why The Daily Beast Thought Its Article Endangering Gay Olympians Was Perfectly Acceptable

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

After an avalanche of outrage, The Daily Beast last night removed a wretched article from its website which it had published on Wednesday and which had luridly exposed the sex lives of gay Olympians who were easily identifiable in the article and who were meeting on dating apps in Rio.

After Backlash, Daily Beast Removes Article That 'Outed' Olympians

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices

In what editors called an “unprecedented but necessary” move, The Daily Beast removed an article that some said “outed” closeted Olympians fro...

Some Good Can Come From Daily Beast's Olympian-Outing Article

Matt Baume | Posted 08.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

So you might’ve heard that a website just ran an article from the Rio Olympics where a straight reporter went on Grindr under the pretense of arrang...

Bishop Removes Priests From Irish Seminary Over Grindr Claims

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.03.2016 | Queer Voices

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Catholic archbishop of Dublin has removed trainee priests from Ireland’s largest seminary over allegations of widespread use ...

Here's What Happened When Daniel Franzese Showed Grindr To His Mom

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices

“Mean Girls” and “Looking” star Daniel Franzese may be newly engaged, but he hasn’t forgotten the trials and tribulations of being a gay sin...

Pokemon Gay

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The phenomenal success of Pokemon Go has inspired me. I have developed a new game for the gay male community that combines the best features of the augmented-reality game Pokemon Go with gay hook-up apps like Grindr. I call it Pokemon Gay.

Grindr CEO And His Brothers Recall The Moment They Knew They Were Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices

Grindr's founder and CEO Joel Simkhai detailed the exact moment he came out as gay in an intimate conversation with his family. "I said, 'Hey Dad, I'...

SCRUFF Takes on Cyber Safety

Dane Steele Green | Posted 03.24.2017 | Queer Voices
Dane Steele Green

What is the world coming to, you may think, when a hook-up app goes socially responsible? The answer is "deadly."

This Is What Happened That Time Grindr Died For A Day

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Do you remember where you were that fateful day in Jan. 2016 when popular gay hook-up app Grindr suddenly went dark? A hilarious (and, honestly, in so...

If These 25 Popular Apps Had Honest Company Slogans

Joe Bagel | Posted 03.22.2017 | Technology
Joe Bagel

Snapchat: I am eating a burrito.

Grindr Founder Responds To Claim That The Hook-Up Is Killing Gay Bars

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices

Grindr founder Joel Simkhai recently spoke out about claims that the gay hook-up and dating app is contributing to the death of the gay bar by enablin...

Does Talking About My Big Penis Make Me a Dick?

David Toussaint | Posted 03.12.2017 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

As the expression goes, if you've got it, flaunt it. I now do so, without vain-shame, and the next man who tells me about his size fixation should be prepared for a big surprise. Whether or not that makes me a prick is up to you.

Here's What I Want You To Know About My Life as a Feminine Transman

Bentley Burdick | Posted 03.06.2017 | Queer Voices
Bentley Burdick

Falling in the middle, both in body and with how I dress, is what makes me comfortable. I feel attractive when I take time to do makeup or sculpt my facial hair, I feel desirable in a flippy skirt or click-clacking boots.

5 Ways Grindr Changed Me for the Better

Zachary Zane | Posted 02.28.2017 | Queer Voices
Zachary Zane

If you're looking to learn a little bit more about yourself through stepping outside your comfort zone, then Grindr experimentation has the capacity to change your life for the better.