Rodrigo Ugarte

Grindr Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed By Rodrigo Ugarte | September 07, 2012 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Brendan Ayanbadejo, Columbia University, DNC and gay rights, DNC and marriage equality, Emmet Burns, gay characters, gay sex, Grindr, honor killing, Ira Sachs, Keep the Lights On, Maryland, Maryland Marriage Equality, Paranorman, satire and the DNC, sexual harassment at the workplace, social apps, The Onion, Turkey

I'm all for getting the vote out and seeing every American exercise his or her right to vote. I want to see President Obama reelected. And one company many gay men know very well wants to contribute in the effort to elect more LGBT-friendly politicians this coming November. Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr, has revealed the company's new social effort to mobilize gay men for this coming election. It is called 'Grindr for Equality.' Now user of Grindr can be made aware of issues affecting LGBT folk in their state while looking for someone to hook up with.

A lot of gay guys I know use this app or know other gay guys who use it and seeing as upwards of 1.5 million people - according to Grindr - use the app. Perhaps this plan might work. Though it may be annoying at first for many men who log on, looking to get laid, and instead find a political message informing them about an important issue, it'll still help influence many men, who otherwise may not care about politics, into having their voice heard this November. Now that you've had your fun with Grindr, here are some news you need to know:


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