Sindr App, UK to ban online porn, Grindr serial killer found guilty, Police urge dating apps to prioritise safety, New York anti-conversion therapy bill and more: Here’s the biggest international LGBT news in today’s Cuppán Gay
- ‘Sindr’ is the Catholic confession app that you’ve always wanted. Operating like Grindr or Tinder, that is via smartphone GPS location-based services, The Catholic App will tell users where the nearest and soonest service is in Edinburgh. (Irish Times)
- Gay serial killer found guilty of murdering four young men by giving them lethal doses of the drug GHB. Stephen Port met his victims via online dating websites including Grindr before administering them with lethal doses of the date rape drug GHB before raping them. (BBC)
- UK Police calling for dating apps to “take more responsibility” to protect users safety. Police lead for LGBT issues says apps “could do more to prevent crimes happening in the first place”, while the police are under investigation for failing to spot a link between the deaths in the Stephen Port case. (Pink News)
- Spice Girls GEM reunion track ‘Song For Her’ has leaked online. The new track was originally leaked online earlier this year, however Emma Bunton said “It’s not a single, it’s just we were creating […] it’s just a demo and somehow it has got out there,” seeming to quell rumours that it will be the first single GEM release. (Attitude)
- A New York lawmaker has proposed ‘PENCE’ bill banning conversion therapy. In a move which trolls Vice-President-elect Mike Pence, Patrick Burke has proposed a bill called the Prevention of Emotional Neglect and Childhood Endangerment (PENCE) bill describing conversion therapy as “an abomination”. (NBC News)
- The UK will be banned from accessing sites online which depict non-conventional sexual acts. A bill currently going through parliament will force internet service providers to block sites providing content which would not be certified for commercial DVD sale by the British Board of Film Classification, such as female ejaculation. (The Guardian)
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