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Grindr May Not Be Liable for Revenge Profiles    

Grindr May Not Be Liable for Revenge Profiles    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A federal judge in Manhattan has denied a gay man’s request to extend a temporary restraining order that a state trial court earlier issued against Grindr, the gay dating app, requiring the company to “disable” any “impersonating profile” created by a “former love interest” of the man. In a lawsuit […]

A Gay Walks into a Bar –– Ow!

A Gay Walks into a Bar –– Ow!

BY ED SIKOV | A spate of articles has appeared lately on the subject of gay bars shutting down, and strangely, they all conclude that it’s A Good Thing. In the last two weeks, the Chicago Tribune, The Economist, and the website The Good Men Project have all published articles that examine the trend, which […]

Back to Rio’s Daily Grindr, This Beast Goes Ugly

Back to Rio’s Daily Grindr, This Beast Goes Ugly

BY ED SIKOV | Straight men can be so oblivious! This, of course, is not news. What is news is the sheer arrogance of Nico Hines, the Daily Beast writer who thought he’d be clever and report on Olympians’ sex lives by going on Grindr and arranging dates with whoever responded. Giving absolutely no thought whatsoever […]

Meth-PrEP Crisis Claims Simply UnTrue

BY NATHAN RILEY | Amidst cries of yet another drug crisis, an inflammatory piece in a new California publication, the Pride LA, claims that the combination of meth, PrEP, and orgies is threatening to take away the hard won gains of the gay community and create a “catasTrophe.” The op-ed is by Charles Kaiser, a respected […]

Misconceptions, Lies & Fear-Mongering About Sex

Misconceptions, Lies & Fear-Mongering About Sex

BY ED SIKOV | During a recent segment of “The View” with guest Danny Pintauro, one of the hosts, Raven-Symoné, turned to Pintauro’s husband, Wil Tabares, who was sitting placidly in the audience minding his own business, and said, “Please tell me if this is too personal, but do you guys have protected or unprotected sex?” […]

The Art of Subversion

BY ED SIKOV | From queerty.com comes a delightful tale of cyber sabotage: “Warningsofwrath.com used to direct people to the Open Door Baptist Church’s webpage. Now, thanks to one clever man, visitors of the website are redirected to a very, very NSFW hardcore gay XXX site called scaryfuckers.com that depicts videos of tattooed skinheads pounding each […]

And Now, Grindr: The Opera

And Now, Grindr: The Opera

BY ELI JACOBSON |  Some years ago, New York and Philadelphia-based actor, singer, playwright, and composer Erik Ransom came up with the idea of creating a cabaret theater piece about the gay sex hook-up site Manhunt.net. But the world of online gay dating evolved faster than the piece did. Soon gay men were ditching their […]

Grindr Not Liable for Hook-Up With Underage User  

Grindr Not Liable for Hook-Up With Underage User  

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A gay man’s attempt to hold Grindr responsible for his arrest and prosecution for sex with a minor was cut short on March 13 when a federal judge in New Jersey ruled that an “interactive computer service” provider enjoys statutory immunity from liability for harm resulting from content third parties post […]

Best of Gay City: App

Best of Gay City: App

BY PAUL SCHINDLER & MICHAEL SHIREY | The final round of the Best of Gay City Readers’ Choice Contest is complete and the winners are in. GRINDER And finally, it should probably come as little surprise that the Best of Gay City Readers’ Choice Award for Best App goes to… Grindr. Click on the categories […]

Always at the Gay Bar

Always at the Gay Bar

BY MICHAEL SHIREY  | “If someone left a little slip of paper on a table that said, ‘I’m 78 feet away, I’m looking at you right now, and I would like to fuck you.’ That’s creepy! But on an iPhone it’s okay?!” This is the premise of “Grind,” a new original musical short by Chemically Altered Productions […]

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