Tinder launches new safety feature for LGBTQ users when traveling to 70 countries where being gay is still illegal

Business Insider | 7/25/2019 | Aleks Vickovich
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Dating app Tinder has unveiled a new 'traveler alert' aimed at LGBTQ users who may face danger when traveling abroad to countries with discriminatory laws in place.

The feature will trigger a safety update giving users the choice of keeping their profiles or their sexual orientation and gender identity information hidden.

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According to the International ****, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), there are 70 countries around the world that criminalize consensual same-sex sexual acts between adults to varying extents.

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Dating app Tinder has started rolling out a new feature globally aimed at protecting LGBTQ users from harm in countries that discriminate against gay people.

The new 'traveler alert' will be triggered when Tinder users self-identifying as LGBTQ open the app in 70 countries around the world, giving them an option to remain hidden in those locations or not display their sexual orientation or gender identity information if they do choose to remain public.

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The alert will also be triggered when app users have enabled the Tinder Passport function and are connecting or matching with people in locations around the world.

"It's important to remember that there are still nearly 70...
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