Breaking News: Gay people use mobile apps to hook up just like straight people. OK, that isn’t exactly breaking news, but reporting on it at the Olympics gives Uber-activists sadfeels because it’s a violation of SafeSpace or something.
“Armed with a range of dating and hookup apps—Bumble, Grindr, Jack’d, and Tinder—your distinctly non-Olympian correspondent had scored three dates in the first hour,” Hines, who is married and straight, wrote in his article. “Athlete profiles on the various apps during my short exploration included a track star, a volleyball player, a record-holder in the pool, a sailor, a diver, and a handball player.”
Oooh, if he can just find a cowboy and a construction worker, he’s ready for a village people reunion.
OK, so you put several thousand young, athletic, highly competitive people together and we’re supposed to be outraged that a reporter determines that… yes… hooking up is a thing that is facilitated by modern technology. Some concern about athletes from countries where homosexuality is punishable by law is legit, but a lot of LGBTQLMNOPXYZ’s were upset because simply reporting on gay hookups is homophobic, or something.
Several media outlets described and LGBTQ advocates and allies let loose on social media Thursday.
This is garbage journalism. It makes light of real issues affecting gay men.
LGBTQ+ people deserve respect. we are not your zoo animals. so infuriating. When LGBTQ+ people are protective of our safe places, understand WHY. we can be killed in our clubs. entrapment can happen on our apps.
Actually, the people killing gay people in clubs are Muslim Democrats, but whatever.
Sheesh, these activists want it both ways. They want to say on the one hand, “There’s nothing wrong with LGBTKLMPLO people using GRINDR or A4A or BBRT to hook-up,” but on the other, “How dare you expose the sleaze in our community by reporting on LGBTQ%!#*%$# using GRINDR and other apps to hook up!”
Note, these same activists have absolutely no morals or ethics when it comes to ‘outing’ those they perceive as political opponents.
LGBTQ – STFU.