As part of new community guidelines, Grindr will no longer allow exclusionary language like “no fats, no fems, no Asians” on user profiles.
“Hopefully this also helps tackle that whole ‘masc4masc no femmes’ shit. There’s a lot of misogyny manifesting as homophobia in the gay community too.”
Grindr has said HIV status will no longer be shared with other data as of the app’s next update – whenever that may be – and defended itself, calling the app a “public forum”
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Experts are already concerned that it could be used to out or persecute LGBTI people.