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The Grindr Generation: Alice Discovers Trans Communities

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On Grindr's 8th birthday, we look at how the app has affected millennials.

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, Alice is a Buffalo native who recently moved to New York City. A trans woman, she downloaded Grindr to find other trans people and feel part a queer community. Although she's become the target of both online bullies and trans chasers, she's managed to meet a few who accept and embrace her. OUT recently caught up with Alice 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.

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