Grindr has lost half its staff to strict return-to-work rules resulting in the layoff of 46% of its remote staff who refused to comply. This policy shift has raised concerns about its impact on the app's unique queer-friendly workplace culture.
The Kenyan supreme court recently struck down a government decision to ban the registration of an LGBTIQ+ community rights organisation, sparking new homophobic rhetoric in the country. Kenya is one of 32 African countries that criminalises homosexuality. Those who identify as part of the LGBTIQ+ community are often discriminated against, harassed and assaulted. Lise Woensdregt and Naomi van Stapele, who have researched queer experiences in Kenya for nine years, explain the impact of this ruling.