6th September 2014
Men jailed for four years over Grindr blackmail 8
4:30 PM — Two men have been jailed for four years each, after using Grindr to blackmail gay men into paying large sums of money.
24th August 2014
Are hookup apps killing off gay saunas? 17
4:03 PM — Gay saunas across the US are facing an uncertain future, after an upswing in closures following the rise of hookup apps.
31st May 2014
US: Reviewers pretend ‘we don’t serve fags’ restaurant is a cruising hotspot 6
3:15 PM — Reviewers are mocking a restaurant accused of refusing to serve a gay couple, by reviewing it as if it were a gay cruising hotspot.
12th May 2014
US: Judge quits after ‘invasive’ reports reveal his gay hookup app profile 16
9:35 PM — A Florida judge who struck down a ban on same-sex adoption has resigned from his post, following reports that he used gay hookup app Manhunt.
21st April 2014
Exclusive: Grindr removes advert from Christian group GodLife 12
7:04 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Grindr has confirmed it will remove an advert from a Christian group, which had been appearing to users of the gay dating app.
Christian group advertises on Grindr, denies trying to ‘change’ gays 29
2:33 PM — A Christian group that is running a large-scale advertising campaign on Grindr says it isn't trying to save people from homosexuality.
10th April 2014
UK: Police ask gay community for help after man found dead with sock in mouth 2
11:31 AM — Police have appealed to the gay community for help over the death of a man in Cornwall.
28th February 2014
Manchester Council moves towards closing off canal cruising site 3
3:35 PM — Plans to close off a cruising site in Manchester have moved a step closer following meetings between the council and emergency services.
24th January 2014
Manchester: Calls to close off cruising site after man dies in canal 5
12:27 PM — A cruising site in Manchester may have to be closed off, following the death of a man who fell into nearby water, according to officials.
10th January 2014
Met Police to patrol Redbridge cruising spots in bid to reduce hate crime 3
2:37 PM — The Metropolitan Police Service has launched a crackdown against homophobic crime in a north London borough by patrolling public areas used for sex.
22nd October 2013
Los Angeles: Man sues city over sex cruise operation arrest 25
11:21 AM — A man who was arrested as part of a cruising operation last year is suing the city of Los Angeles.
18th June 2013
Gay dating website for ‘homosensible’ Catholic priests being run out of the Vatican 20
3:04 PM — According to reports, a gay dating website for "homosensible Roman Catholic priests", has been operating out of the Vatican.
13th June 2013
US: California city officials sued for sting operation targeting gay men for cruising 13
3:34 PM — The Californian city of San Leandro and its police department are being sued in federal court, and are accused of violating the civil rights of gay men, by conducting undercover sting operations, hoping to stop cruising in a public restroom.
27th March 2013
Study: Six million users log onto Grindr an average of eight times a day 18
6:45 PM — Grindr is used by 6 million users who spend an hour and a half daily on average using the app, a study has found. The study by the location-based app also found that users log in eight times a day on average.
24th February 2013
Parliamentary computers used to access gay cruising and porn sites thousands of times 50
7:13 PM — Computers in the British Parliament have been used to access gay cruising, and hardcore pornography websites thousands of times over a fourteen month period.
23rd January 2013
James Franco: I wasn’t ‘frightened’ when girls spread gay rumours about me at school 8
3:20 PM — Actor and director, James Franco, has spoken about girls who used to make up gay rumours about him at school, that they even made up a dance about it, except he said he was never "frightened" by them.
4th December 2012
UK: Local newspaper exposes public toilet as gay cruising spot 19
10:14 AM — Residents in the English town of Ashbourne have reacted with alarm after a local newspaper revealed that a public toilet is used as a gay cruising spot.
24th August 2012
James Franco set to star in and produce gay-art film “James Franco’s Cruising” 6
12:18 AM — James Franco has teamed up with a gay art-porn director to produce and star in an indie film which re-imagines footage lost from the film "Cruising" which starred Al Pacino.
27th July 2012
Belgium: Gay man killed at cruising spot 19
10:13 AM — A suspect is being detained by police after a 61-year-old man was found dead at a gay cruising area of a park in the centre of Liège, Belgium.
14th June 2012
Updated: Occupy London protesters could ‘vaporise’ gay cruising on Hampstead Heath 132
11:42 AM — A group of anti-capitalist Occupy London protesters took up residence on Hampstead Heath this week and defended the camp, saying it would improve the area by driving out the men who meet there for sex.