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Grindr’s China Owner Sells Gay Dating App for $600 Million
March 07, 2020
The Chinese owner of gay dating app Grindr has reached a deal to offload one of the world’s largest LGBT social platforms, a year after U.S. regulators pressed for disposal over national security concerns.
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Alibaba's Tmall ad: Same-sex relationships are taboo in China but an ad is subverting that
January 10, 2020
A new commercial for one of China's largest online marketplaces never utters the words "gay rights." But it's making waves online for what appears to be a subtle challenge to one of the country's major taboos.
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Gay Dating App Blued Said to Plan U.S. IPO at $1 Billion Value
August 30, 2019
Blued, China’s largest gay-dating app, is planning a U.S. initial public offering that could raise about $200 million, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Grindr Holds a Mirror to China’s Subtle LGBT Evolution
September 10, 2018
A planned IPO underlines increased acceptance of LGBT people, and their spending power.
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2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Public Champion Award Finalists & Online Public Voting
April 02, 2018
As part of our 2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards, Community Business is delighted to announce the finalists of our LGBT+ Public Champion Award. This Award aims to recognise a public figure (eg. politician, entertainer, athlete, government official, etc.) who has used their influence to promote LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong. Winner of this Award will be the one that receives the most votes from ...
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Chinese company to buy US gay app Grindr
May 26, 2017
Chinese company Beijing Kunlun Tech has announced on Tuesday that it will acquire remaining 38.47% stake in the world's largest gay social network app Grindr for $152m.
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China's new multibillion-dollar target market: LGBT youth
February 28, 2017
China's Spring Festival, which celebrates the lunar New Year, is the ultimate test for fledgling romances. A partner's invitation to meet family signals commitment; but for China's LGBT population, the holiday creates disproportionate stress. Only 5 percent of them have come out of the closet, and they are, as a group, under remarkable pressure to get married to someone of the opposite sex.
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Gay dating app Blued bags strategic investment from China’s state-run media
February 08, 2017
Contrary to most foreigners would believe, China is shifting to a much milder tone towards the country’s thriving LGBT community, especially when it comes to the online world. This is evident enoug…
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The pink yuan: how Chinese business is embracing the LGBT market
January 05, 2017
While businesses in China are embracing the ‘pink economy’, their human resources policies aren’t embracing LGBT rights
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Building a Community, and an Empire, With a Gay Dating App in China
December 17, 2016
For 16 years, Ma Baoli hid his life as a gay man from his family. Now, as attitudes shift, he sees a lucrative business opportunity.
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Gay Social Networks, Hornet And China-Based Blued, Enter Into First Global Cooperation
December 17, 2016
Hornet, the world's second largest gay social network, announced today that it has entered into a mutually beneficial cooperation with Blued, the largest gay social network in China. As part of the cooperation, Blued will be participating in an extension of the funding round to help expand upon the momentum and growth rates Hornet has been experiencing.
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'PINK ECONOMY' in China set to soar as companies target LGBT community
December 01, 2016
A new business model is coming to China as entrepreneurs begin developing products for the rapidly emerging market. 
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250 Business Leaders Attend 3rd China LGBT “Pink Market” Conference
November 17, 2016
1st China LGBT Advertising Showcase, Annual Community Report Released
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China’s Most Popular Gay App’s Valuation Exceeds $300 Million after 2 Rounds of Financing
June 03, 2016
Following the completion of two rounds of financing, Series C and C+, Blued, the most popular gay social-networking app in China, is now valued at over $300 million.
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Gay Consumers' Spending Power Draws Attention in China — But Stigma Remains
November 28, 2015
Homosexuality has long been taboo in China. But the spending power of China’s LGBT-community is attracting growing attention.
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