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“Tinder’s update ameliorates the typical discomfort and stress that trans people experience around disclosure.Much of the violence that trans people encounter is in the context of sex and dating, and for us to be empowered with the tools to communicate who we are and on our own terms, is incredible.”Tinder isn’t the first social media company to shift away from the male-female gender binary.
The changes to the app are personal for Zackary Drucker, a performance artist and associate producer on the popular Amazon series “Transparent.” Drucker used the app in the past and consulted with Tinder while it was looking into how to be more inclusive.“Dating while trans is difficult, and one of the biggest hurdles is disclosing your trans status,” Drucker told CBS News in an email.
The move is seen as a step forward for people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming who wanted to be better represented by the popular app.
Crucially, these updates also aim to create a safer, more accepting environment for transgender users.
Tinder co-founder and CEO Sean Rad told CBS News that several of the company’s own employees shed light on the problem of in-app harassment against transgender users that many others in the company at large weren’t aware of.
For example, not only did transgender users say they received inappropriate messages, but they were also being “reported” to the app unfairly by other users.Rad said that it was clear many of these users were being “reported” simply because of their gender identity, creating a hostile environment within the larger app community.