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Grindr hacking, Honolulu lesbians and a baseball mix-up

Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Gay dating apps give away your location, no matter what

At Wired, Andy Greenberg writes that even if you disable location settings on gay dating apps such as Grindr, Hornet and Jack’d, hackers can target your location down to a few feet. A Kyoto researcher has shown how anyone can use triangulation to pinpoint users, causing possible security and privacy nightmares.

Gay chorus baseball mix-up

The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus was on the field to sing the American national anthem before a Major League Baseball game Saturday, but then had to stand awkwardly on the field while a pre-recorded female voice was broadcast instead. The San Diego Padres baseball team say the incident was a mistake, and an investigation is underway.

Read more at the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Church of Scotland allows gay married clergy

Ministers of the Church of Scotland still can’t perform same-sex marriages, but, strangely, they can be in them. The church has voted to allow congregations to “opt out” of the official anti-same-sex marriage stance and appoint married gay clergy.

Read more from the Associated Press.

Honolulu settles Lesbian kiss arrest for $80,000

The city of Honolulu has agreed to pay $80,000 to a lesbian couple who were arrested for kissing in a grocery store. An off-duty police officer allegedly saw the women kissing, and threatened to throw them out of the store.

Read more from the Associated Press.

The gay Coachella

Los Angeles Pride was once a cutting-edge political protest, where many of the gay liberation movement’s greatest activists cut their teeth. But has the event sold out, and become the “gay Coachella”?

Read more at the LA Times.