Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Anyone who has ever joined an online dating site can probably speak about the risks: Ira Silverstein, who introduced the measure in the Senate, agrees. Racialized rejection occurs during interactions, such as when a user explicitly rejects a person who has contacted them based upon their racial or ethnic background. University of Illinois social work professor Ryan Wade studies racialized sexual discrimination in the online world and the impact it has on gay or bisexual men of color who use dating websites. Legislation has been introduced in the Illinois State Senate and Illinois House that would require dating sites to disclose whether or not they conduct background checks on usersthe Chicago Tribune reports.
He told the paper that dating sites should be regulated in Illinois, and companies that don't want to follow the rules should pay.
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Illinois Online Dating Crackdown: According to the Associated Press, sites would have to tell Illinois customers if criminal background checks are done before users can sign up for the service. To reach Ryan Wade, call ; email wlryan illinois. This study included a nationally representative sample of nearly 2, black gay or bisexual men. How might clinicians who work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations apply these findings?