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November 24, 2014

Ass Hunter lets players shoot dead naked gay men as they try to molest you

Google has caused outrage for hosting a game that allows players to shoot dead naked gay men as they try to molest you.

Ass Hunter has been playable online 2002 but was uploaded to the Google Play app store yesterday (23 November).

The game description reads, 'Popular game hunting on gays is now on android! Play and do not be gay!

'Legendary game, where you are hunter and your mission is to kill gays as much as you can or escape between them to the next level. Gays may be hidden in bushes and unexpectedly catch you.

November 23, 2014

'We look forward to the opportunity to clear his name'

A major US LGBT donor, who helped create the country's largest gay civil rights organization, is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old minor.

According to The Oregonian, Terrence P. Bean and his former boyfriend, Kiah L. Lawson, are accused of using the iPhone dating app Grindr to set up a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy. 

The alleged incident happened in an Eugene, Oregon hotel on 27 September 2013.

November 3, 2014

Nobody tell them about Alan Turing

A Russian memorial to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs has been torn down as CEO Tim Cook has come out as gay.

The tribute, a giant six foot iPhone with a large screen and QR code showing moments from Jobs' life, was taken down by the company that funded its erection in 2013.

ZEFS claimed they needed to tear it down in order to abide by the law banning 'gay propaganda'.

The memorial was removed the day after Cook officially came out.

August 1, 2014

Free gay social networking app GiFi has launched new features and is using Brighton Pride in the UK this weekend to share them with you

GiFi, the free, inclusive app on iPhone and Android has launched a range of new functions.

And the guys are going to be strutting their stuff at Brighton Pride on Saturday so you can find out what GiFi is all about.

GiFi is a next-generation free gay social networking app changing the way gay men chat, network and meet-up.

July 1, 2014

New update features ultra-big profile pics and allows you to see how long it will take to travel to meet your new guy

Grindr, the gay hookup app, will be debuting a new look this summer.

With changes to the layout and offerings, users’ profile pictures will be featured more prominently in the update.

The changes will hit Androids within the net few weeks and iPhones later this summer.

‘The update is part of Grindr’s continued focus on speed and simplicity when looking to meet guys and this new profile will make it easier than ever,’ a Grindr spokesman said.

November 12, 2013

Student, 15, with two lesbian moms asks historically LGBTI friendly Apple to remove insulting definition of ‘gay’ from its dictionary

A 15-year-old student with two lesbian moms has asked Apple to stop describing ‘gay’ as ‘foolish, stupid’ is its dictionary.

Becca Gorman in Sudbury, on the outskirts of Boston, Massachusets, US, is sadly used to the insulting phrase ‘that’s so gay’. But she never expected a company like Apple to join in.

The Apple dictionary explains ‘gay’ can mean ‘homosexual’ or lighthearted or carefree.

But it adds a third ‘informal’ definition saying it means ‘foolish, stupid, or unimpressive’.

September 27, 2013

Amazon and Play are also saying you should buy an inflatable gay best friend with a 'Gary Lineker-esque face' as they are 'in this season'

British supermarket Tesco is selling an inflatable gay best friend to bitch with you.

The retro and novelty toy, which is ‘always ready to give you fashion advice’ and has an age range of three to four, has caused controversy by being sold online.

‘Gay’ is also censored on the supermarket’s website.

‘If SEX in the City and Will & Grace taught us anything, it's that g*y best friends are in this season,’ it states.

August 20, 2013

Elisa Chan defends right to 'my personal opinions and thoughts'

Republican San Antonio Councilwoman Elisa Chan is not apologizing for calling gays and lesbians 'disgusting' and for saying they should not be allowed to be parents.

The local Texas politician is under fire for the comments made in a late May during a staff meeting and secretly recorded by a member of her staff who went public with his iPhone recording after quitting this week.

August 17, 2013

When discussing how to respond to a proposal to  San Antonio's nondiscrimination policy, Councilwoman Elisa Chan describes gay sexuality 'disgusting'

 

San Antonio Councilwoman Elisa Chan is under fire for anti-gay comments made in a late May staff meeting.

The Republican, from Texas' second largest city, was strategizing a response to the proposal to extend San Antonio's nondiscrimination law to include sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and veteran status.

August 12, 2013

LGBT app developer launches petition saying she is sure Apple will remove blacklisting of ‘bisexual’ once they are alerted

The lesbian behind an LGBT history app was shocked to discover Apple’s iTunes may reject her hard work if she used the word ‘bisexual’ in the description.

She says ‘bisexual’ is not a ‘dirty word’ and Apple should change their alerts accordingly.

Sarah Prager, from Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA, launched the Quist smartphone app two weeks ago to tell more people about LGBTQ history.

It was approved by Apple and has already been downloaded by 8,000 on iTunes and 2,000 on Android.

July 1, 2013

Sponsored editorial: Holidaymakers travelling to Pride can make their travel money go further by being savvy, says Travelex. The foreign currency specialist has put together its top traveller tips to help those heading abroad for Pride avoid the classic holiday money pitfalls

As with any international excursion it’s important to be prepared and pride is no exception. When it comes to your travel money it can pay off to plan ahead. With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with the leading foreign exchange specialist Travelex to give you some useful travel money tips, for those travelling to pride events overseas.

May 30, 2013

A petition from All Out calls for the homophobic app to be removed from the Apple store and Google Play

Thousands are calling on an app claiming to 'cure' gay people in 60 days to be removed from Apple and Google's stores.

From Christian group Setting Captives Free, it claims people are not born gay and can cure them with a two month course.

It is currently available for free download from Google Play and the Apple store for Android and iPhone.

May 30, 2013

A petition from All Out calls for the homophobic app to be removed from the Apple store and Google Play

Thousands are calling on an app claiming to 'cure' gay people in 60 days to be removed from Apple and Google's stores.

From Christian group Setting Captives Free, it claims people are not born gay and can cure them with a two month course.

It is currently available for free download from Google Play and the Apple store for Android and iPhone.

May 3, 2013

Gaydar responds to strong competition in gay men’s smartphone dating market with release of new service and promises changes to Gaydar Girls soon

International gay dating brand Gaydar is fighting back against its competitors today (3 May) with the launch of its new mobile web service.

Gaydar has long held a market-leading position for its desktop-based men’s dating site but has faced stiff competition from location-based dating apps like Grindr in recent years.

April 26, 2013

Ousmane Dramé allegedly tried to pay for sex with an iPhone, stealing her purse, and pedalling away on a bicycle in Italy

Have you ever had one of those crazy nights when you offered to pay for sex with a phone, stole the prostitute's purse, fled by bicycle, and got chased down by her trans friend?

No? Well meet Ousmane Dramé, a third division footballer who is accused of doing just that.

The Frenchman, a left-winger for Italian side Lecce, is alleged to have argued with a prostitute over payment for her services on Monday night (22 April).

After the 20-year-old said he would pay the Nigerian lady of the night with his iPhone 5, he stole her purse and fled by bicycle.

April 25, 2013

Serial felon accused of going on violent crime spree, meeting men off GROWLr and SCRUFF apps, holding them at gun point, and taking their property

A gunman is accused of targeting ‘bears’ he met on gay dating apps for theft and rape.

The man from Kent, an outlying suburb of Seattle, is accused of having gone on a days-long violent crime spree and is now in jail on seven felony charges, reports Seattle Pi.

The most serious allegation against Laverne Lee Maxwell, aged 32, dates from 7 April.

April 11, 2013

SAGA creator says he never thought Apple or Comixology was homophobic, but 'weirdly inconsistent' over policy

Smartphone application Comixology has admitted to banning a comic containing images of gay sex as they were confused over Apple’s policies.

The app, which many iPhone and iPad users use to read their favorite comic books, admitted responsibility yesterday (10 April).

SAGA #12, created by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples, showed a character named Prince Robot IV with a TV screen for a head showing two small images of gay pornography in its opening pages.

April 10, 2013

Issue 12 of acclaimed series SAGA containing two postage-stamp size images of gay sex will not be available on Apple devices

Apple has banned a comic for containing images of gay sex. Earlier issues, which showed explicit straight sex, are still available.

The new issue of SAGA, by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples, shows a character named Prince Robot IV with a TV screen for a head showing two small images of gay pornography.

The acclaimed series’ 12th issue will not be available through the iOS Comixology app or on iPhones or iPads.

Vaughn said: ‘As has hopefully been clear from the first page of our first issue, SAGA is a series for the proverbial “mature reader”.

April 3, 2013

Smartphone casing website, Case-Mate, has released a new kind of iPhone case that you would hardly know was there

We all like to make sure our valuables are safely protected and love to personalise them. So consult the Case-Mate. It’s the latest in the expanding line of shopping websites selling state of the art technology and extra nick-knacks to keep our assets safe and clean. It specializes in selling cases for any kind of smartphone.

April 3, 2013

Smartphone casing website, Case-Mate, has released a new kind of iPhone case that you would hardly know was there

We all like to make sure our valuables are safely protected and love to personalise them. So consult the Case-Mate. It’s the latest in the expanding line of shopping websites selling state of the art technology and extra nick-knacks to keep our assets safe and clean. It specializes in selling cases for any kind of smartphone.

January 8, 2013

British sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust launches mobile phone app for myHIV users

A new app from British sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust helps people with HIV access health information on the go.

The app, Life plus, has been launched to ensure the 5,000 members of THT's myHIV online service are able to access information about their condition wherever they are.

It is free to download and contains tools for monitoring CD4 and viral load levels, storing health and treatment information, as well as setting medication and appointment reminders.

November 28, 2012

Need inspiration for gift ideas? GSN has you covered

With Christmas just around the corner, millions of people have already started their Christmas shopping.

But what if you're stuck for ideas? Sick of giving the usual box of chocolates and bottle of wine?

There's no need to be out on the cold streets and in crowded stores this Christmas. Whatever your budget and taste, Gay Star News has you covered and with all these gifts available online, you won't even have to go outdoors.

November 28, 2012

Need inspiration for gift ideas? GSN has you covered

With Christmas just around the corner, millions of people have already started their Christmas shopping.

But what if you're stuck for ideas? Sick of giving the usual box of chocolates and bottle of wine?

There's no need to be out on the cold streets and in crowded stores this Christmas. Whatever your budget and taste, Gay Star News has you covered and with all these gifts available online, you won't even have to go outdoors.

November 23, 2012

Charity launches tool to help people find an HIV test online, via Facebook or on their iPhone

Thousands of gay men use their smartphones to meet guys for sex – now there’s an app to help them find an HIV test too.

As England starts it’s first National HIV Testing Week today, running until 30 November, HIV and AIDS information charity NAM has launched a free smartphone app helping people find their nearest HIV test.