Out Abroad: 'Drag Race' Crowns Taiwanese-American Queen; Users Claim Grindr Shared Personal Information

Nymphia Wind. Photo courtesy of Wold of Wonder/MTV.

"RuPaul's Drag Race" crowns its first Taiwanese-American queen, Grindr suffers a lawsuit claiming the app sold its users' personal information to advertisers, and a trans woman is suing a dating app for women for discrimination.

‘Drag Race’ Crowns First Taiwanese-American Queen

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” crowned Nymphia Wind, the show’s first Taiwanese-American drag queen.

According to NBC News, Wind is known for her obsession with the color yellow and for her couture-like design talent.

“All I said to myself was, I’m here to break the Asian curse. I am not going to be out early on,” said Wind in her exit-interview on “Whatcha Packin’.” She expressed that she felt she had a responsibility to do well in the competition for the Asian American community.

Wind grew up in between Taipei, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. In 2022, she moved to Brooklyn, NY.

“I just wanted to come here and show a rich, rich Asian culture in my drag.”

Lawsuit Claims Grindr Shared Users’ HIV Status


Photo via Grindr, Facebook.

Hundreds of users allege that Grindr, which claims to be the world’s largest dating app for LGBTQ people, has shared highly sensitive personal information, including their HIV status, with advertising companies.

According to The Guardian, the law firm Austen Hays is set to file a claim in London’s high court alleging that the U.S. owner of the app breached British data protection laws.

“Our clients have experienced significant distress over their highly sensitive and private information being shared without their consent, and many have suffered feelings of fear, embarrassment, and anxiety as a result,” said Chaya Hanoomanjee, managing director of Austen Hays, The Guardian reported.

Six hundred and seventy people have signed up to the claim.

Women-Only App Sued By Trans Woman


Sall Grover. Photo by Puck1234, via Wikimedia Commons.

Sall Grover, the founder of the women-only social networking app, Giggle for Girls, is being sued after denying services to a trans woman.

Grover says she didn’t think twice about denying Roxanne Tickle, a transgender woman, according to Al Jazeera.

“It did not register, as we get men trying to enter all the time. Mr. Tickle [sic] passed our AI facial recognition test, which was deliberately set at 94% accuracy, meaning that some men will get through,” said Grover. “The rest we remove manually.”

When Tickle contacted Grover about being removed, she hung up on Tickle.

According to Al Jazeera, Grover refuses to refer to transgender women as women and has purposely made her app open to cisgender women only.

Tickle argues that she is legally entitled to use services meant for women and is relying on Australia's Anti-Discrimination Act and a 2013 amendment to show that she has been discriminated against on the basis of gender identity.

A judge is expected to hand down his decision in this matter in the next three to six months. This is a highly watched decision as it will have to decide sex and gender and what it means to be a woman in Australia.


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