Ask the Aunties: Racism on Grindr is stressing me out
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In this episode, the aunties answer a dilemma sent in from a gay Londoner called Rishi who is feeling stressed out and tired of “so-called preferences” on gay dating apps.
Racism on dating apps
I’m an Asian guy and I find it harder to meet people because I feel like apps like Grindr have a lot of overt racism.
People write so-called preferences in their bios and stereotype you based on your race. I’m tired of it but everyone uses Grindr and I still want to meet guys. What should I do?
From Rishi, in London
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Watch the video above to see the aunties—unfiltered—advice.
Lee Gray is a YouTuber and part-time podcaster with Karnage Kills—together they produce a podcast about black queer men’s experiences living and dating in London, called Wolves in the City.
Rhys Hollis is a drag queen and cabaret performer, and this year’s winner of LIPSYNC1000.
Subscribe to PinkNews on YouTube to catch new weekly episodes of Ask the Aunties. Previous episodes include a bisexual identity crisis, advice on how to come out to your family, telling people your preferred pronouns, and can you ever really find love on Grindr?