The list includes 69 countries.
A notification will be added to the Tinder application warning members of the LGBT community when traveling to countries where same-sex relationships are prosecuted. According to The Verge, the function will be called a “traveler warning” and will automatically hide the profile of such a user.
If desired, a person will be able to open access to his profile, but the developers will hide information about his orientation for security purposes.
To determine the list of potentially dangerous countries, the creators of Tinder collaborated with the International Association of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender People and Intersexuals (ILGA). A total of 69 countries were identified where same-sex relationships are prosecuted. The developers did not provide a detailed list of countries.
The latest ILGA report confirms information about 69 dangerous travel states for LGBT people. This list includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and other countries. The organization noted Russian laws against gay propaganda, but did not include Russia on this list.
In early June, Tinder developers added the ability to choose a sexual orientation in the application. Users can identify themselves as heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, demisexual, pansexual, queer, or doubter. Visitors can choose up to three points.