Millennials are the first generation of young queer people to have social apps, such as Grindr, at the palm of their hands. With the need to go physically cruising or approach a stranger in a bar being practically obsolete, how do these apps affect this generation in their daily lives?
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Found after reaching out to potential subjects on Grindr, Brandon is a New York-based actor and songwriter from Mississippi. He discovered Grindr 5 years ago when he moved to NYC. Ultimately, the app has helped him develop a thick skin and strengthen his sexual confidence. OUT recently caught up with Brandon in Washington Heights to closely examine "The Grindr Generation:"
This week, OUT will be looking back at Grindr's 8-year legacy since the gay hook-up app first launched on March 25, 2009. Through a series of stories and images, we'll investigate where we came from to know where we're going.