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Jack’d Adds GPS ‘Blurring Feature’ to Protect Gay Americans From Hate Crimes

“Jack’d has added a “blurring feature” to protect its American users from hate crimes. The tool obfuscates the exact location of a user so that others using the gay dating app cannot pinpoint his whereabouts — although they can tell if he is nearby. It has previously been employed in antigay nations where this information […]

Sex Apps Aren’t Just for Hookups Anymore, They’re for Boyfriend Hunting!

“The impetus for apps like Grindr, Scruff and Hornet (and before that, sites like Manhunt and Adam4Adam) was primarily sexual, giving guys a chance to seek the hookup partners they desire and do the dirty before moving on to the next. But it turns out that lust can evolve into love, and seeing as physical […]

Jack’d Says FCKH8 At San Diego Pride

“This pride season, Jack’d has partnered with FCKH8 on the FCKH8 Pride Tour aimed at combating racism, sexism and homophobia.   The tour is traveling to 25 cities in the USA, Canada and Europe with its message of inclusiveness, community, and equality.  “At each stop, we are urging men to come out, be proud, and […]

In Trump’s America, racism on gay dating apps is getting worse

  “Ross Hammond hadn’t received a message in weeks. A 30-year-old gay man who lives in New York, he keeps a folder filled with various dating apps on his phone—including Grindr, Scruff, and Tinder. Since moving to Hell’s Kitchen two months ago, he says he can “count on one hand” the number of messages he’s […]