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Grindr scandal, Disney and a presidential election

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Grindr shared HIV information with other companies

A BuzzFeed investigative report shows that dating app Grindr shared users’ HIV status with other companies, along with GPS data, email and phone ID.

Pro-marriage candidate wins in Costa Rica

After a tense presidential race, centre-left candidate Carlos Alvarado Quesada has taken an insurmountable lead in a runoff vote. A key division in the election was over how to react to an Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling in favour of same-sex marriage. [Reuters]

Kenya approaches key legal victory

Gay rights groups in Kenya are hoping for a decisive victory in the courts against the country’s colonial-era sodomy laws. On the other side, a majority of Kenyans still think of homosexuality as a pernicious Western import. [Washington Post]

Disney star Alyson Stoner comes out as bisexual

In an essay in Teen Vogue, actress and singer Alyson Stoner says coming to terms with her bisexuality makes her feel “awakened.”

Malaysian university holds gay conversion competition

In Malaysia, where anti-LGBT movements believe strongly in conversion through Islam, university students are encourage to invent new ways to make gay people straight. [NBC News]