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Former cop launches Chinese gay dating app that grows to 15 million users

Monday, December 1, 2014
Ma Baoli, founder of, speaks near a banner at the Blue City office in Beijing, China., a website for gay people to share experiences has spawned a dating app specifically for gay Chinese men and the company Blue City last month received $30 million in funding.
BEIJING --- By day, Ma Baoli was a high-ranking officer in a seaside city police force. By night, he ran a website for gay people to share experiences and on which he spoke under a pseudonym about the pressure he ...

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In many countries, hook-up apps expose gay men to blackmail, arrest, violence

Sunday, September 28, 2014
For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse. High-tech dating apps and social media have enabled countless men to expand their circles of friends and lovers ...

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Gay bathhouses nationwide facing uncertain future

Saturday, August 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES -- Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush ...

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New app turns iPhone device into ‘gaydar beacon’

Friday, July 2, 2010
Wouldn't it be great if there was some kind of "gaydar detector" that would tell you if someone was gay or not? Guess what, there's an app for that! "Bandana - The Gaydar App" is new for the ...

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eHarmony settles suit, will make website more welcoming to gays

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
eharmony agreed Tuesday to pay $500,000 and make its website more gay friendly to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by gays in California nearly three years ago. ...

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