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OUT offers support to queer dating app victims

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The Pretoria-based OUT LGBT Well-being says it is alarmed at ongoing reports that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are falling prey to kidnappers and extortionists on dating and networking apps. As reported by eNCA’s Checkpoint and, numerous men in Johannesburg have been lured, via apps like Grindr, to meeting a date.

They are instead held hostage and threatened with death until a large ransom is paid by the victim or their friends or family.

It’s believed that many incidents go unreported, and the police have seemingly failed to take decisive action. “While our laws are progressive, South Africa remains a socially conservative country with same-sex sexuality still frowned upon.

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