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Grindr president confirms committed to LGBT+ equality

Following on a statement in which Grindr’s CEO said he believed that marriage should be between a man and woman, the straight, cis-gender, married man released a statement.

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Scott Chen, who is married to a woman, wrote, in a deleted (but later reinstated) social media message that it was his belief that marriage should be between and man and a woman.

The story, interestingly was first reported by the Grindr-owned digital magazineIntoMore, who have received a new statement from Chen, which said,

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“On November 26, I wrote a post on my personal Facebook account meant to condemn those advocating against same-sex marriage in Taiwan. The words I chose related to marriage between a man and a woman were meant to express my personal feelings about my own marriage to my wife – not to suggest that I am opposed to marriage equality.

I want to make clear that I am an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and have been since I was young. I support gay marriage and I am proud that I can work for Grindr. I apologize that my words did not clearly convey these feelings.

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I am very proud of the work INTO does and stand by them as an important part of our business.

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One of our greatest strengths at Grindr is our diverse team and our respect for one another. Together, we will continue the important work we do fighting for LGBTQ+ equality.”

No longer under gay ownership

Despite its gay beginnings, the Grindr app was snapped up by a Chinese gaming app in January 2018.

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