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Sexual Racism LGBTQI+ Men Experience When Online Dating

It’s  Men’s Health Week, and in a timely move dating app Grindr have announced they will be removing the ethnicity filter for users. 

The filter that exists on many dating apps allows users to filter out prospective matches by many traits, like age and location – but also by ethnicity. Grindr made its announcement as a demonstration of support for the broader Black Lives Matter movement. 

Grindr has been a revolutionary app for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identifying users, but the ethnicity filter has been said to have perpetuated a trend of ‘sexual racism’. 

In light of International Men’s Health Week, we spoke with Gene Lim, Research Assistant with the Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health and Society, to tell us more about the sexual racism that LGBTQI+ men can experience when online dating

For more details you can read the article Gene Lim co-authored in The Conversation

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