SAN FRANCISCO — Tinder, the dating app that lets people scroll, swipe, match and meet up, is giving its users new gender options besides male and female. “About six months ago, we really realized there was a big issue with harassment toward transgender people,” said Rad.
In addition to some 40 different new auto-fill options, users can create their own customized label to describe their gender. “Our immediate reaction was this is unacceptable we’re going to squash this.
Rather than emphasising the homosexuality of these persons, however, many Native Americans focused on their spiritual gifts.
American Indian traditionalists, even today, tend to see a person's basic character as a reflection of their spirit.
Please try to clear these issues up with sound doctrine.
There are really two issues here: 1) transgendered people and 2) the intersexed (new term) or hermaphrodites (older term).
“Anti-transgender sentiment runs as deep as we always feared it did,” Samantha Allen laments, noting that more than 80 percent of poll respondents rule out the transgendered for a romantic relationship.
Finally, Tinder issued an invitation to anyone who was ever reported and wrongfully removed from the app, asking them to return to the platform.
Those users can now email [email protected] a link to their Facebook file and regain access.
There is still stigma associated with the notion of dating a transgender,” added Nick Adams, Director of GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program.
They were not able to have the same experience that non-transgender users were able to have.” The company collaborated with trans activists and organizations like GLAAD to create the new options, and says this is just the fist step in its effort “to make Tinder a more inclusive community.” “We want to make sure everyone has the ability to meet someone new that can have a profound impact in their lives,” said Rad.