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Grindr: Welcome to the World’s Biggest, Scariest Gay Bar

Grindr, the popular “geosocial networking” iPhone app for gay men, has more than a million users in 180 countries, including Iraq, Iran, and Haiti. It’s been called a “revolutionary dating tool”—and also “the scariest gay bar on earth that is all over the earth.” From his virtual bar stool, author Matt Kapp decodes the lingua franca of smart-phone-assisted gay dating and wonders whether Grindr can translate into hetero.
 
http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/05/grindr-201105
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Thankful

Never thought I’d be one to start my own blog, but hey there’s a first time for everything right?

I’d like to start off my blog by introducing myself. My name is Anthony Salvador and I am 26 years old. Im a full time student studying Advertising at the Miami International University of Art and Design in lovely Miami, Florida. I’d like to consider myself as a unique individual with never a dull moment in my life. I tend to put myself in crazy situations which I swear only happens to me (ask my peers, they know) Im very outgoing and my witty character I believe tends to differentiate myself from others. Im constantly told if I were to star in a reality show I would most definitely be a hit. I guess you can say I am known as a party animal amongst my friends, but i love to dance I can’t help myself. (which I kick ass in if i do say so myself) House music has taken over my life and where ever there is tiki-tiki music, count me in. As for the Love life, i’ve been single for about a year now and dated a couple of guys(yes im a fruit bag, can’t you tell by my lovely blog theme) since. I am very picky and tend to go for the wrong guys. For some reason, I seem to attract the straight, bi-curious guys that want to keep me as their dirty little secret. I am not your typical, South Beach fag, that queens around with a pink boa in the gay clubs all over Miami. As a matter of fact, most of my friends are actually str8 and I prefer to surround myself in a str8 environment rather than a gay one. I don’t dress or look gay so i tend to cause curiosity to the closet cases, hence myself getting into these crazy relationships and situations. (That is another entry on its own because I have tons) Im actually a hopeless romantic and would not mind to settle down with my Papi Chulo from hialeah, who drives a hooked up honda civic, rocking a heat jersey, a fitted, his ex girlfriends name on his chest, and some fly ass high tops. (I like them ghetto boys, i can’t help myself). I hope you enjoy my Blog entries, I promise you they will never bore you.

I decided to title my blog “Thankful” because after this past weekend that is exactly what I am. On sunday night I was on facebook and noticed that lots of my friends were changing their profile pictures to our friend friend Daniela. I did not put two and two together until I received a text message from my friend asking if I had heard of the terrible news. Sadly this Sunday, a dear friend of ours has passed away due to Cancer. This was the 4th time the cancer had actually come back and she was battling cancer for a good 6 years now. It saddens me so much because she was so happy to have grown out her hair after the third time fighting the cancer and not to long ago the cancer came back. My last memory with Daniela was all of us in a bar in Brickell for a friends birthday. That night every one seemed to be a drunken mess except for Daniela and myself. It is very ironic for myself because I am usually the one all over the place, but that night I decided to take it easy. We were sitting down having a beer making fun of our friends as they made a fool of themselves around the bar. Daniela and I did what we did best and checked out guys and talked shit. Surprise, surprise at the end of the night Daniela was the designated driver and had to drive everybody home. She dropped me off first and said goodbye. I gave her a kiss and a hug and little did I know that would be the last time I would ever see her again. It amazed me how such a beautiful soul could have such a beautiful smile on knowing she is battling with a disease that one day would take her life. Since the day I met her, she always had a smile on, but still very timid at the same time. Even though I was not extremely close to Daniela, this was my first time coping with a death. Last night I was tossing and turning and could not help but think about the whole situation. Just not to long ago we were out having a good time and from one minute to the next she’s gone. Last night I had a really interesting dream in which I know for a fact was Daniela reaching out to me. In my dream, I was in my  bed with the lights on with a friend of mine when all of a sudden I felt an extremely cold burst of air blow at me and my friend looked at me and said it’s Daniela. I woke up instantly sweating from head to toe and in tears. The dream felt so real and I remember perfectly feeling the air hit my entire body. On my way to school this morning I receive a text message from my sister asking me if I was ok because she had a terrible dream that I had passed away. I responded “Im ok, but my friend passed away yesterday”. Today I have been very pensive and can not help but think that I am so extremely blessed. Life is so short and in a matter of a blink of an eye your life can be taken away from you instantly. I’ve put myself in situations where the consequences could be bad and I truly think Daniela was trying to tell me to wake up and change my behavior with certain things. I’ve even become upset because I can’t possibly understand why such a young, beautiful, girl would go through years of struggle and pain and for what? To pass away at the age of 26. Life is unexplainable and we all need to live life as each day were our last. This is why this post I dedicate to Daniela.

R.I.P- Daniela Leon

Your were truly a beautiful soul whom I will never forget…

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