Grindr’s mission to launch Kindr has been realized with a series of video releases that talk about sensitive topics in the LGBTQI community.
Three Kindr videos have been released thus far on the Grindr youtube page under the #KindrGrindr.
We reported on the Kindr pending September launch back on July 29, 2018, in our, article Grindr To Address Sexual Racism With New App Kindr. At that time only a Kindr webpage was up and running, which didn’t provide much of what the concept entailed.
All we could gather from the website, which just housed a pink curtain like background and an audio recording of a male voice talking about sexual racism was that Kindr was possibly meant as a vehicle to confront sensitive but important stigmas that plague our community.
If you go to the Kindr webpage now there’s much more to it than what was once there before. Now, you can play the Kindr videos that are on display and actually read a description about the website, titled Kindness is Our Preference.
Kindness Is Our Preference.
At Grindr, we’re into diversity, inclusion, and users who treat each other with respect. We’re not into racism, bullying, or other forms of toxic behavior.
These are our preferences, and we’ve updated our Community Guidelines to better reflect them. Same app. New rules.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Their type. Their tastes. But nobody is entitled to tear someone else down because of their race, size, gender, HIV status, age, or – quite simply – being who they are.
Join us in building a kinder Grindr. Express yourself, but not at the expense of someone else. Report discrimination when you see it. Use your voice and share your story to call out prejudice and spark change.
Together, we can amplify the conversation and take steps towards a kinder, more respectful community.
It’s time to play nice.
Grindr is taking a stand against racism, bullying and the like to spread a Kindr way of interacting on their dating/hookup app. And they encourage all app users to help in their efforts by speaking out and reporting those who use the Grindr platform to showcase hate.
Watch their three impactful videos that all tackle a different issue of discrimination by using individuals’ separate experiences as a vehicle for change and growth.