Grindr head of press quits because the CEO disapproves same-sex marriages


Grindr’s director of communications has resigned from his role, seemingly in response to the dating app’s president saying that to his mind marriage is a monogamous heterosexual union (though he emphasized that he deeply respects those people who think differently). Landen Rafe Zumwalt, who is gay, published a post on Medium on December 7, explaining that it was very sad for him but he had to leave. He did not mention the name of the CEO Scott Chen, but his quitting announcement looks like a direct respond to his message. “As an out and proud gay man madly in love with a man I don’t deserve, I refused to compromise my own values or professional integrity to defend a statement that goes against everything I am and everything I believe. While that resulted in my time at Grindr being cut short, I have absolutely no regrets. And neither should you,” he wrote. A Grindr spokesperson said that the resignation was approved and they wish Mr. Zumwait the best in future deeply appreciating the contribution he has made.


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