The piece, originally titled “I Got Three Grindr Dates in an Hour in the Olympic Village”, quickly drew criticism of reporter Nico Hines for voyeurism and potentially putting closeted athletes at risk.
In one case, Hines gave the height, weight, nationality and language of an athlete from a country where discrimination and violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community is widespread.
At least so the comment pages of the Guardian keep telling me.
Although out here in the real world we do manage to make the distinction between sneering “gayboy shirtlifter” at someone and hanging them for buggery. One’s merely rude, the other terminally serious.