20th July 2014
US: Suspect wanted over Seattle gay murders arrested in New Jersey 5
11:36 AM — A man who is wanted in connection with the murder of two gay men in Seattle has finally been arrested in New Jersey.
9th July 2014
UK: Men appear in court over Grindr blackmail charges
11:20 AM — Two men have appeared in court, accused of blackmailing users of the gay hookup app Grindr.
26th June 2014
Public Health Wales: Rise in syphilis could be linked to dating apps 2
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.
13th June 2014
Study finds dating app users are more likely to contract STIs 5
4:06 PM — A study has found users of gay dating apps have an increased chance of contracting STIs.
4th June 2014
Met Police warned gay officers about using Grindr, ex-detective claims 37
12:38 PM — A former detective has told a tribunal that the Metropolitan Police Service warned him against using gay dating app Grindr.
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.
12th April 2014
US: Police identify suspect in ‘Grindr rape and robbery’ case 10
8:49 PM — Police have released a photo of a man suspected of holding at gunpoint, sexually assaulting and robbing a man he met on Grindr.
11th April 2014
US: Man held at gunpoint, robbed and raped during Grindr hookup 24
8:57 PM — A 34-year-old Canadian was robbed, held at gunpoint and raped by a man he had arranged to meet on Grindr.
7th April 2014
Chemsex and gay men: Has the issue been overblown? 22
12:35 PM — PinkNews interviews David Stuart, substance use lead at London’s 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic, on whether chemsex could be increasing HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men.
1st April 2014
Irish politician uses Grindr to advertise European Parliament campaign 2
3:24 PM — An Irish politician has used popular dating app Grindr as part of her advertising campaign.
6th March 2014
Dutch politicians canvas for votes on Grindr 3
7:02 PM — Two local politicians in Amsterdam are looking for votes on gay dating app, Grindr.
15th February 2014
Anti-gay law doesn’t stop Grindr use from tripling at Sochi 10
10:25 AM — Use of the gay dating app Grindr has tripled in the Sochi areas, developers say, despite an anti-gay law which has caused an international outcry.
11th February 2014
Gay dating app users warned to ensure sexual partners are above the age of consent 26
5:14 PM — Users of geosocial dating apps such as Grindr have been warned by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to ensure that sexual partners are above the age of consent.
23rd December 2013
Michigan: Man murdered after meeting attackers on Grindr 4
7:37 PM — A 71-year-old man was murdered last month in the US state of Michigan, having met one of the suspects on gay dating app Grindr, according to testimony from a police detective.
19th November 2013
Paul Flowers steps down from Terrence Higgins Trust’s board of trustees amid drug revelations 2
3:26 PM — Following revelations about his private life, former Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers has stepped down from his role on the board of trustees at Terrence Higgins Trust.
Co-op boss quits amid ex-chairman’s ‘drug-fuelled gay orgy’ claim 2
12:02 PM — The Co-op Group chairman, Len Wardle, has resigned following revelations about its former banking chairman, Paul Flowers, who was exposed by a man he met on Grindr for allegedly using and dealing in hardcore drugs.
18th November 2013
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman planned ‘two day, drug-fuelled gay orgy’ and used crystal meth 31
2:33 PM — The former Co-operative Bank chairman who oversaw its near collapse has been caught buying and using drugs such as crystal meth, ketamine, crack cocaine and boasting of how plans for a party were “turning into a two day, drug fuelled gay orgy.”
4th October 2013
Survey: 1 in 10 New York Grindr users have never had an HIV test 3
11:13 AM — A survey of New York users of Grindr shows 1 in 10 have never had an HIV test.