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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 Danlan.org, speaks near a banner at the Blue City office in Beijing, China. Danlan.org, 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 faced being gay himself. After several years, the police force [...]

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

Sunday, September 28, 2014
High-tech gay dating apps and social media services have enabled countless men to expand their circles of friends and partners in settings that are hostile to any overt trace of homosexuality. Yet the same technology that they gratefully embrace exposes them to the risks of blackmail, arrest and violence.
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 in settings that are hostile to any overt trace of [...]

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Report: LGBT youth face higher rate of dating abuse than straight peers

Friday, September 6, 2013
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LGBT teenagers are at much greater risk of dating abuse than their heterosexual counterparts, with transgender teens especially vulnerable to victimization, according to a report issued Friday by the Urban Institute. [...]

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eHarmony founder: Homosexuality is ‘a painful way for people to have to live’

Sunday, February 17, 2013
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Neil Clark Warren, the Christian co-founder of the dating site eHarmony, said he's "tired" of the debate over marriage equality for gays and lesbians, and blamed same-sex marriage for damaging his company. [...]

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New app turns iPhone device into ‘gaydar beacon’

Friday, July 2, 2010
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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 iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. [...]

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