Grindr has opened its first office in Asia, in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.
Taiwan was the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. It is also considered to hold the most progressive attitudes towards the LGBT community in the continent.
Grindr said that it was because of these attitudes that Taipei was chosen as the home for its new base.
Grindr’s CTO, Scott Chen Jun-yang, who will also be running the new Asian office, said in Gay Star News: “Taiwan is the first nation in Asia to legalize gay marriage.
“It is an open society that is tolerant of sexual minorities. It also has strong tech talents that are relatively affordable.”
Hornet actively supported Taiwan’s case for legalising same-sex marriage, and the law was passed last year.
However, Conservative Christian groups are trying to launch a national referendum to challenge the new law.
Grindr is facing some controversy in the US at the moment. Jack’d recently called out their competitors, saying that they weren’t doing enough to combat racial discrimination on the platform.
This led to a gay Asian man attempting to sue Grindr for allowing men to write preferences such as, “No Asians” on their profile.
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