Grindr Banned in Lebanon: List of Countries that Prohibit Gay Dating App

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1/21/2019

Lebanon has reportedly banned people from accessing Grindr, a gay dating mobile app, on the country’s public network. SMEX, a Lebanese NGO that works toward empowering people, reached out to Touch, one of the country’s top mobile networks, after several users confirmed the app being blocked.  A representative of the company confirmed the news by saying the ban was in response to an order by the Ministry of Telecom. However, the reason behind the ban was unknown. The NGO also urged the ministry to reverse the decision as it is the “most popular app among Lebanon’s queer community.”

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