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  • 26th June 2014

    Public Health Wales: Rise in syphilis could be linked to dating apps 2

    In South Wales, 55 cases have been recorded so far this year

    3:34 PM — An increase in cases of syphilis across Wales could be linked to the use of dating websites and mobile phone apps for sex, says Public Health Wales.

  • 17th October 2013

    Facebook to host Europe’s first LGBT hackathon

    The event will be held between the 22-23 of November at Facebook's London HQ

    10:58 AM — It's been announced Facebook is to host Europe's first LGBT hackathon next month.

  • 20th September 2013

    Grindr to fight against Turkish court ban 1

    Grindr CEO: 'Oppression starts with the strangling of free speech... today it's done by cutting off people’s access to technology'

    6:57 PM — Popular gay dating app Grindr, which was banned by a Turkish court last week, is set to fight against the ban and get back online. The company has announced that it is working with Kaos GL, a Turkish gay-rights organisation, and campaigning group All Out to launch a petition to force the Turkish government to rescind the ban.

  • 25th April 2013

    US: Attacker used dating apps to rob and rape gay men 4

    Leverne Lee Maxwell is accused of seven felony charges

    6:59 PM — Police in the US state of Washington say a man used gay dating phone apps to set up encounters with gay men at remote locations and then robbed them at gunpoint.

  • 11th April 2013

    Comment: A brave new world for GMFA 33

    Matthew Hodson is head of programmes at GMFA

    12:55 PM — Matthew Hodson, head of programmes at gay men’s health charity GMFA writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how funding cuts poses a challenge to the charity's HIV prevention work.

  • 20th February 2013

    Comment: The dark side of gay dating sites 57

    The internet provides many gay men with their first sexual experiences (Photo: Flickr adikos)

    3:27 PM — Although gay dating sites provide a useful platform in allowing men to meet each other, Christopher Halton writes for PinkNews of how they can also put some gay men at risk.

  • 23rd February 2012

    Grindr goes political on gay issues 18

    Grindr wants on-the-ground activists to email in about key issues

    2:01 PM — The location-aware gay social app Grindr has launched a new movement to raise awareness of gay, bi and trans issues around the world dubbed 'Grindr for Equality'.

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