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Grindr: the most famous scandals of the most famous gay app in the world

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The most amazing stories that happened on Grindr. (photo: RPP News)

Grindr It is the most famous application for gays and bisexuals in the world and like any social network with millions of users, it has not been spared from scandals, criticisms and curious cases. These are some of the stories that have caught the attention of Internet users.

Priests looking for casual sex

According to a news portal related to Catholic Church affairs whose name is The Pillar, in 2018 connections to different casual dating apps were reported from the Vatican City areawhere it is assumed that access to this type of application is restricted.

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According to the media report, there were a total of 32 telephones that, from the offices and other facilities of the Holy See, sent signals to different places to meet people, 16 of these connected to Grindr and other types of gay dating apps.

Of the 32 Vatican cell phones they used connected to dating apps, 16 did so to Grindr
Of the 32 Vatican cell phones they used connected to dating apps, 16 did so to Grindr

However, the religious institution had rejected the publication of these reports because they represented a violation of the privacy of priests and other personnel residing in the Vatican areabut even so they met with the journalists of the web portal to know more details of the investigation.

Racism and discrimination

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 Grindr works by geolocation. (photo: tusexpertosapps.com)
Grindr works by geolocation. (photo: tusexpertosapps.com)
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The messages mostly promulgated by the movement LGTBIQ+ are respect, inclusion and diversity, howevermen who have profiles on Grindr seem not to share this type of discourse and on the contrary, they have generated a whole debate that has lasted for several years since this application became very popular around the world.

The gay dating platform has always been in the eye of the hurricane due to the criticism made by the same community activists and members of other social movements such as the anti-racist movement, since the language used by users very often has discriminatory overtonesmisogynistic and even homophobic.

For example, in the United States they derogatorily refer to Asian and black people with words like “chocolate” or rice. In addition, it is very common to see descriptions in user profiles with messages of the type “not Asian”, “not black”, “not fat” or “not effeminate”.

A man finds his father on Grindr

A young man found his homophobic father looking for sex on Grindr Photo: Grindr)
A young man found his homophobic father looking for sex on Grindr Photo: Grindr)

This is one of the most recent stories, it happened just a few weeks ago according to the protagonist for a radio program in Australia called “Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O’s radio show”.

The son of the man caught “red-handed” is called Jacob and he was the one who was in charge of making this curious story known.

According to, his father is homophobic and they had cut off all communication when Jacob decided to tell his family, friends and loved ones about their sexual orientation. Recently. she had tried to get close to his father when the incident occurred.

According to him, one day he was browsing the application when he saw a profile whose photograph was a naked torso with a background that was very familiar to him, it was one of the walls of his parents’ house. Without many clues yet, The young man decided to start a conversation with the user until he asked for a photo of his face and to his surprise it turned out to be his father.

Now Jacob is very dismayed and does not know whether to confront his father or discuss the incident directly with his mother, he assures that he has no problem with his father being gay or bisexual but if he is angry that he is being unfaithful to his mother.

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