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What Are Grindr's New Gay Emoji?

The Most Amusing — and Troubling — New "Gaymoji" From Grindr

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This week, popular gay dating app Grindr released its own answer to the iPhone emoticons known as emoji. "Throw away your quills boys (and girls!)," the app proclaimed in a Twitter status that linked to a news post from The New York Times. "#GAYMOJI is here and it's queer." Naturally, as a gay man who uses Grindr, I experienced two immediate reactions: I instantly opened Grindr to see what new and exciting horizons these new emoji might approach, and I started getting a lot of texts from fellow gay Grindr friends. Having scanned through the various options, we've got some highs and lows to discuss.

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