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Grindr to remove ethnicity filter in support of Black Lives Matter

Grindr, the popular queer dating app that spawned a wave of other dating apps, will finally remove its ethnicity filter in support of Black Lives Matter.

“We will not be silent. Black lives matter,” a lenghty post on Instagram reads. ⁣

“It is our responsibility to speak out against the hate and violence that such a vital part of our community continue to face,” it continued. “⁣We stand in solidarity with the [Black Lives Matter] movement and the hundreds of thousands of queer people of color who log in to our app every day.

“As part of this commitment, and based on your feedback, we have decided to remove the ethnicity filter from our next release.⁣”

The move also comes with the confirmation of donations to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute and Black Lives Matter.

Grindr is available on iOS and Android devices.

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