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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 04.05.2016 | 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 03.21.2016 | 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 03.11.2016 | 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 03.05.2016 | 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 02.28.2016 | 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.

Is Being Gay Just About Sex?

Jim Downs | Posted 02.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Downs

Gay men today have forgotten that history; they have fallen for the hype that they are just like everyone else except that they have sex with men. That semantic elision, as seductive as it may be, forgets that those in power can flick the switch from liberation back to oppression.

The Hilarious Reason Why Peter From 'Family Guy' Just Joined Grindr

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Grindr -- it's not just for gay guys... or even real guys, anymore?The popular gay hookup app recently got a hilarious mention on the Fox animated ser...

Straight People Are Going On Grindr -- But Not For The Reason You'd Think

Mic | James Nichols | Posted 02.21.2016 | Queer Voices

"This is embarrassing," Elizabeth*, 26, told Mic over the phone, her voice shaking. She was talking about how she discovered her boyfriend was cheatin...

A Look at the Discreet Charm of the Modern Daddy

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Sandler

After years of stereotypical depictions of intergenerational relationships in TV, porn and movies, it's increasingly clear that our community would do well to shed these hang-ups. We may well be strong, capable and sexual, but without desirable older role models, without a positive, normal vision of what an older gay man can be, we're stunted.

Anti-LGBT Republican Allegedly Caught Using Grindr

GAYVRA | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Addressing the Southwestern Virginia GOP lawmaker who cruised Grindr this past snowy weekend; First- welcome to RVA – I’ve visited your part of th...

24 Reasons Why Gay Hookup Sites Are a Lot Like Fishing

David Toussaint | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

You start out after dusk, determined that perfect catch is, literally, right around the corner.

The Best Thing About Online Dating Might Just Be Its Worst

Keay Nigel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Keay Nigel

The irony is that the plethora of choices is making our head spin, and giving us an even harder time making or sticking to a decision. We are in a constant state of anxiety where we never know if we are doing our best or having the best that we should and must have.

Grindr, The Gay Dating App, Hooks Up With Fashion

New York Times | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When the monthlong marathon of men’s fashion shows kicks off this week, so will the scrimmage to cover it: the race by newspapers, magazines, televi...

Someone Special: Wham!'s "Last Christmas" and the Loneliness of Being Queer

Qhris LoCasto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Qhris LoCasto

Is "Last Christmas" about AIDS? Is it George Michael, or some other tragedy-stricken gay man, watching his love life fall apart from the keyhole of the closet door? Or is it just a tale of adultery and heartbreak between two placeholders.

HIV-Positive Men Read Mean Grindr Messages For One Important Reason

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“I wouldn’t want anything to do with an ugly pile of HIV like you.” “Sluts like you deserve it.” “You’re a walking disease.” Those are...

40 Things I Know For Sure at 40

Ry Black | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ry Black

There is never enough time. Repeat that. Two seconds just went by you'll never see again.

Rob Lowe Shows Jimmy Kimmel How He Uses Grindr

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rob Lowe has discovered the perfect way to round up audiences for his new Fox series, "The Grinder." On Wednesday night's installment of "Jimmy Kimm...

Gay Guys React To Racist Grindr Profiles

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Racism is, apparently, alive and well in the queer community. One only has to look at apps for men who have sex with men -- such as Grindr or Scruff -...

Marc Jacobs Responds To Claims He Held An Orgy In Classic Marc Jacobs Style

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Marc Jacobs has quit Grindr and taken on a gossip column in one fell swoop. The fashion designer landed in the headlines on Monday when the New York ...

Dating Apps, Not Billboards, Are the Secret to Winning the War on STIs

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Sandler

Sex is never the real danger and neither are apps. Shame and ignorance are. Apps present an opportunity to change the way we have sex, and as soon as we learn to harness their incredible power, we'll all be a lot safer.

Why Online Dating Is So Much Better Now (Kind Of)

Terri Trespicio | Posted 09.24.2015 | Technology
Terri Trespicio

Your phone is now the portal to your love life, part mission control and part slot machine, complete with colors, movement, and flashing lights. But you have little to lose, and it's hard not to get hooked.