Google pulled one of world’s largest gay dating apps, Blued Move comes amid crackdown on LGBT community in the country Officials urged people to shun apps that broke with cultural norms Google has pulled one of the world’s largest gay dating apps from the Indonesian version of its online store in response to government demands, Jakarta said Wednesday, amid a crackdown on the LGBT community. Officials had called for the tech giant to remove 73 LGBT-related applications, including dating services, from its Play Store , and urged people to shun apps that broke with cultural norms in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation. Communications ministry spokesman Noor Iza confirmed Wednesday that gay dating application Blued — which boasts more than 27 million users globally — no longer appeared in the Google Play Store available to Indonesian users. Google declined to say whether it would comply with the government demand to remove dozens of LGBT-related apps. Homosexuality and gay sex are legal in Indonesia — except in conservative Aceh province, which is ruled by Islamic law — but same-sex relationships are widely frowned upon and public displays of affection between gay couples almost unheard of. In Aceh at the weekend, police forcibly cut the hair of a group of transgender women and made them wear male clothing, sparking protests from rights groups. Elsewhere in Indonesia, police have often used a tough anti-pornography law to criminalise members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community, and the government’s gay apps ban comes against a backdrop of growing hostility towards the embattled minority.
Gay social networks, aka “dating” apps, have replaced their predecessors, online websites, and have taken over as one of the more popular ways for men to meet, and possibly have sex. Until recently, the majority of the gay dating apps didn’t include users’ HIV status. Each of the major apps has since found a unique way of introducing HIV status. Grindr, for example, set up ” tribes ” for members to join, linking HIV status among a list of gay identities such as bear, jock and leather.
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Image courtesy of Jon Cohen. As reported by CNN, a new study involving the gay dating app Grindr suggests that mobile technology could help bridge this gap. The study, led by Dr. The ads gave these men—whose race and sexual orientation place them at high risk for HIV—vouchers that they could redeem for test kits at pharmacies and vending machines. Similar efforts were under way in several of the locations that Brangham, Cohen, and Kane visited in the course of their reporting.
But until recently, few had been tested for the disease.
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For example, apps like Tinder are there but their audience is very broad so it becomes hard to operate the app according to personal needs. And, this is what this article is all about: Top 10 Lesbian Dating Apps Her HER is an award-winning lesbian app. Her solves another big issue, it brushes off all the fake profiles that spammers make on the hookup apps which gives a sense of better community and security. Her requires the user to connect the Facebook account with App so that you can create a profile on HER.
Like other apps, you can upload pictures and provide information about you by answering their questionnaire. Make sure you answer these questions maturely because it will help their algorithm to fine best possible matches for you. You would also be able to read articles related to the Lesbians. Also, you would be able to enjoy LGBTQ meetups, parties and festivals happening near you which are submitted and curated by their community.
Coffee Meets Bagel Coffe meets bagel is a free online dating app where singles can find other singles looking for real long-term relationships. It requires you to authenticate the app with Facebook to get started. These questions will be used for suitable match-making for you. Your message history will disappear after a weak. This concept may annoy you but it forces you to either move on or meet personally.
Specificity is key, and holy shit do these new arrivals get specific. Take a look at these five new super queer-friendly dating apps and download the one that most floats your boat. ExNay Ever meet Ms. A beautiful interface and integration with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Dandr Cat people unite! Dandr has taken this cold hard fact to the next logical step by removing the human component from the app completely. You start by uploading clear face and full-body photos of your feline life partner.
Next comes a detailed personality profile including dislikes, quirks, catnip preference, and most importantly, whether they like to scratch all the toilet paper off the roll with the flap facing outward or inward.
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Tweet By Coffee Junkie, January 31, at 8: Not only was it down for several hours, it also happened to be down on a Saturday of all days! It caused a mass panic on Twitter, some of which were done in tongue in cheek fashion. Check out examples of some of the Twitter comments here and here that my friend deemed funniest, see if you agree: While the outage was happening, I’d written a post yesterday entitled ‘ Four alternative things to do when Grindr stops a grinding: This morning, I was thinking of some alternate gay app dating sites that could pose a threat to Grindr if additional outages were to occur.
Below I’ve listed five alternative gay dating apps that could very well be a worthy alternative to the increasingly unreliable Grindr. I rarely have had any long term outages on the app, and it’s a pretty easy to use app. It’s been around since , while being the first app to include options for members of the military and transgender community. It’s inclusive instead of exclusive. The thing I love about the app is the option to go anywhere in the world to see what gay guys are there.
It’s a great tool to use when planning a trip to know whether you’ll be striking it rich, or coming up empty. The only downside is that you can’t filter based on age unless you have a paid membership for the app.
SOCIAL Dating apps allowing people to filter by race reinforces racial bias Scientists at Cornell University have taken a very serious look at the way dating apps sort people by race – and the impact it has on desire Sanadi is the first website designed to facilitate access to HIV testing. They have taken a long, hard look at the way dating apps work, and the racial preferences people sometimes express. Several dating apps allow people to filter search results based in race.
However, the researchers say this can result in those seeking connections missing out on potential partners. It could also lead to users fetishizing particular groups.
Blued is known to connect people from the LGBT community and promotes a healthy conversation between them. It has several features including live streaming and video call, that distinguishes fake accounts from the real ones. Apart from it they have many connecting features like group chatting, post stream etc. The series is written and produced by Amit Khanna who has been awarded with Dadasaheb Phalke award in fashion photography.
Amit has acted in the series too. It also highlights the myths people have about the LGBT community and the story hence focuses on breaking those myths as well as educate masses on how one should not be judgmental.
But with the other gay dating apps arguably reaching saturation point, is there room on the scene for Gaydar to stage a return? A comprehensive guide to the best gay dating apps Rob Curtis, Managing Director at Gaydar told PinkNews exclusively that plans for a huge revamp are in their final stages. A brief history Gaydar launched in November as a desktop tool to allow gay and bisexual men to meet.
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Goldwasser also had a profile on Bear Nation by the same name. Truth Wins Out does not engage in the outing of people participating in ex-gay programs unless there is overwhelming hypocrisy, exchange of commerce, and the threat of harm to LGBT youth. The Goldwasser outing passes all three tests. According to the Declaration: In one section, homosexuality, which is not a mental health disorder or disease, is casually pathologized and compared to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Two people with SSA can be completely different in every other aspect of their lives and psychological makeup and cannot be grouped solely based on their common challenge.
Similarly, OCD can manifest itself in countless different variations, subtypes, and combinations. Describing a group of individuals only in terms of OCD compromises and distorts the comprehensive and accurate clinical picture of each individual. They are also falsely diagnosed as having become gay because of poor parental relationships or not participating in sports.
The program is controversial, because some who have attended JIM say the program includes bizarre and inappropriate cuddling sessions. Do you know what the connotation of South Beach is?
Responding to this, Chen shared his views including criticizing Wang for funding organizations against gay marriage. He also revealed that he would be boycotting any of her smartphones and accessories from her Taiwan-based company for a lifetime. I agree but that’s none of our business,’ Chen wrote in Chinese, which was translated by an independent translator for INTO.
That’s also none of our business.
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There are some good and some bad ones but a few stand out from the crowd so here are the top 5 Gay related iPhone apps you may want to take a look at. Headlines EDGE publishes news, entertainment, business, technology, style, health, fitness, travel and nightlife information to readers around the world. For the LGBT community, staying connected on the go has never been so easy. Columnists Read fabulous commentary from individuals from within and without the LGBT community about life, relationships, and the issues facing gays and lesbians the world over.
Did we catch you or your friends at a nightlife or community event? Tonight, your man is hanging out on Grindr, a killer location-based social networking tool for the iPhone or iPod Touch. Grindr, unlike many other social network sites was made for the mobile world we live in. Grindr has no complicated registration process, nor do you need to enter an email address, or validate your account.