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Apparent HRC ad on Grindr targets CPAC attendees.


Men using Grindr at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last month may have seen a geo-specific ad purchased by HRC, reports Alex Bollinger at

The CPAC is a large annual conference for conservatives held in the Washington, DC, suburb of Oxon Hill, Maryland. The CPAC’s general attitude towards LGBT rights is not positive.

According to a Reddit post, the HRC sent out an ad on Grindr, with the following text: Attention: CPAC Attendees. You can’t be with us in the hotel room and against us in the CPAC ballroom.

The implication being that there are certain men who oppose LGBTQ-inclusive policies and equality on a public platform, but change their tune when it comes to whom they “hook up” with.

Last year, Grindr told Broadly ( that usage increased in Cleveland around the Quicken Loans Arena during the weekend that the Republican National Convention was held. User also tended to be whiter: “When comparing Quicken Loans visitors to the Grindr community at large, the biggest trend is over-representation of white males. White men comprise only 40 percent of the Grindr community, but represent 75 percent of the visitors [at the RNC].”