Attacked on Grindr and Slut Shaming

Published: February 24, 2015

THE BODY
Justin B. Terry-Smith
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I got a notification on my phone from my Grindr application so I click on it to check the message. This guy immediately started with, "Really Justin?" I then didn’t understand what he was referring to, so I replied, "Really what?" He then went on to say that he was disappointed in me for having my HIV status at the bottom of my Grindr profile and that I was once his hero and etc. I just couldn’t believe this. All I could do was block the immaturity out and off my phone.

    1.    There are people on Grindr that don’t even say their status.
    2.    One of the first things I put is that I’m married and that my husband knows I have this application on my phone.
    3.    It’s really none of your business what I’m doing in my own bedroom but I’m open about my HIV status to all sexual partners — FYI.
    4.    If the basis of me not being your role model HIV positive activist is that my status is at the bottom of my Grindr profile than find another HIV activist to follow because you’ve been following me for the wrong reasons.

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