In my case (and perhaps for many trans folks), going online for potential romance felt like a safe first step in cultivating my new, authentic self—in being able to reach out to others as the man that I was and am.
Plus, since I live in a small community, there aren’t many opportunities to date and less of a selection of potential partners.
The company stated that Tahlia had been “violating our Terms of Service or Community Guidelines in some way.” However, according to Tahlia, she had done nothing of the sort.
“So @Tinder got back to me and the best they can say is I broke their community guidelines 'in some way' but we all know this is because of men mass reporting me for being trans,” Tahlia tweeted.
“As most of you know, I’m a transgender woman and Tinder didn’t exist when I was single so I was looking forward to trying out the app,” she tweeted.
Tinder posted an apologetic statement on Twitter in response to Blaque’s complaints, claiming that they had restored her account and that believing in inclusivity and acceptance is “a core value of our company.” When Blaque checked her phone, she discovered that her profile was still deleted from the app.
My foray into the dating world began a couple of years ago while I was still fairly early in my transition.
This can be a difficult topic to bring up, but being sensitive to their concerns will make things better for everyone in the long run.Perhaps this was out of a desire to meet and connect with people in the queer community; perhaps it was because I wasn’t totally comfortable identifying as heterosexual, despite the fact that I was a man and was attracted to women.A little later on in my transition, once I began presenting as male, I set up profiles on two mainstream dating sites, one listing myself as male without stating that I was trans, and the other listing my trans status. A few months after posting my profiles to both sites, I received a message on the site where I hadn’t disclosed that I was trans.This isn’t the first time Tinder has been accused of gender discrimination.Now that this is out of the way, @Tinder has been deleting every single account I've created on the website since I created an account.A woman has been left feeling outraged after claiming to have been banned on Tinder for being transgender.Tahlia René, a Public Health Major at the University of Austin in Texas, discovered two days ago that Tinder had removed her profile from the app.In a statement posted on their website, Tinder wrote: “Starting today, no matter how you identify, you can express your authentic self on Tinder.“No one will ever be banned from Tinder because of their gender.” The statement even made a point of saying that they would be providing their staff with an education on the challenges members of the transgender and gender non-conforming communities face.World Possible is a nonprofit organization focused on connecting offline learners to the world's knowledge.They work to ensure that anyone can access the best educational resources from the web anytime, anywhere, even if they do not have an internet connection.