The newly named Chair of the City of Kansas City LGBTQ Commission is receiving a lot of attention for his recent appointment, including on Grindr.Justice Horn, 24, was named to the leadership post on Thursday after serving as vice chair for two years.
On Monday, the out former collegiate wrestler posted a screenshot of a Grindr conversation purporting to congratulate him on the new gig on Twitter.“I do not and will not regret posting this because I’m young, single, and gay—but even the folks on Grindr are wishing me well on becoming Chair of the LGBTQ Commission.
Thanks, kings,” Horn tweeted.The screenshot associated with the tweet shows a recognizable Grindr interaction. “Hey, congrats,” somebody sent. “Thank you!
Really means a lot,” the recipient, Horn, replied. The tweet has been seen more than 300,000 times and has been liked more than 6,000 times.Horn tells The Advocate that the tweet is authentic.“I’ve really been recognized on dating apps, from the news, and because I only do work in this community,” Horn says.He explains that he received messages from several profiles on Grindr and Tinder — the only two apps he uses — congratulating him.“Or, ‘you’re Justice Horn,” he says. “Then I’d confirm, and they say they saw the announcement.”He says he thanked everybody and appreciated the kindness.Horn is no stranger to the spotlight.