Apple Approves Gay Social App for Ages 12 and Up

A customer looks at an iPhone 4 at the Apple Store 5th Avenue in New York June 24, 2010.                          (Photo: Reuters/Eric Thayer)

By Melissa Barnhart, CP Reporter

Apple has approved a gay social networking app that claims to be safe for children as young as 12, and aims to lead adults, teens and tweens to places that are “clean, social and fun.”

In the iTunes store, Distinc.tt is described as “an LGBT app that you can bring home to Mom!” But although it’s supposedly safe for children as young as 12, it specifically states that it was created for “gay dating and chat” for LGBT or “curious adults” who are 18 and older.

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