GRINDR IS TELLING OTHER COMPANIES IF YOU’R HIV POSITIVE

The gay hookup app Grindr is in damage control mode after a Norwegian nonprofit exposed that the company is sharing users’ HIV status and other personal information with two other corporations. Buzzfeed News independently confirmed the allegations by the researchers. Apptimize and Localytics, companies that help “optimize” apps, are being sent Grindr users’ HIV status and the date they were last…

DEATH PENALTY FOR THE MAN WHO KILLED AN 8-YEAR OLD HE THOUGHT WAS GAY

A jury in California recommended the death penalty to a man who was convicted of killing an 8-year-old boy for being gay. Isauro Aguirre was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of his girlfriend Pearl Sinthia Fernandez’s son Gabriel Fernandez. The boy was found in May, 2013, with a cracked skull, broken ribs, and burns, and…

GENDER FLUID: GRINDR ISN’T JUST FOR GAY MEN ANY LONGER

Grindr, the popular hookup app for gay men, has gone genderfluid to be more inclusive of transgender people and women. A new update being pushed out this week will add more options for users to self identify their gender and choose their pronouns. The update was done to make the app more trans-friendly. The company announced the…

OBAMA HAS CHOSE A GAY ARTIST TO PAINT HIS OFFICIAL PORTRAIT

Former president Barack Obama has chosen gay artist Kehinde Wiley to paint his official portrait. Wiley is best known for his vibrant paintings of young African American men in a glorified yet hyper realistic and modern style. Amy Sherald, first-prize winner of the Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, will paint Michelle Obama‘s portrait. Sherald’s work often centers around…

STUPID THINGS STRAIGHT GUYS SAY TO BI GUYS

Bisexuality is not a hard concept to grasp, but you wouldn’t know it based on the litany of stupid and at times downright offensive questions that get thrown the bi community’s way. In honor of Bi Week, YouTuber La’Ron Readus created a hilarious video of what it’s like to be a bisexual man in a heteronormative world. Questions…

HILLARY CLINTON DELIVERS A TOUCHING EULOGY FOR EDIE WINDSOR

At the Temple Emanu-El in New York yesterday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a eulogy for marriage equality activist Edie Windsor. Windsor, who passed away Tuesday at age 88, is best known for her 2013 Supreme Court victory that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. Clinton recounted the life of Windsor, including her time working for IBM when very few…