Tinder update allows gender options beyond 'man,' 'woman'

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16 November, 2016

"It's about getting this right and that takes time". About six months ago, we really realized there was a big issue with harassment toward transgender people. "This is the first in a bunch of things we are going to do to end harassment on the platform", Rad said. "The deeper we got into it, it is a complex issue, and not everyone agrees on the best way to approach this issue".

Starting Tuesday, however, the dating app will introduce 37 new gender identity options, specifically giving transgender people and gender non-conforming people the ability to identify online as they do in real life.

"We need to see more action like this, that let's people from diverse backgrounds know they are truly included". In a blog post, the company said flat out: "No one will ever be banned from Tinder due to their gender". They ultimately decided that it would be best to give people the most options and ability to be private on the app if they wanted to. Others, however, like Bumble and Hinge, still only have "man" or "woman" to choose from. "There is no consensus over what is the right way of doing this. Tinder is ahead of the curve in seeing this change, and I think that as we brace for what may very well be a backlash on a federal and legislative level, it will be increasingly imperative that the trans community builds alliances with powerful allies". While that defense has been outlawed in many states and has generally been discouraged by the American Bar Association, it shows that people often feel justified in brutalizing and assaulting trans people.

"For many trans people, opening up to a new romantic prospect about being trans can be a really nerve-racking experience", trans advocate Andrea James said in a statement.

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In its promotional materials for the update, the company features transgender users saying that other users would unfairly report them.

James, who's been working as a consumer and media activist for the trans community for more than 20 years, said the updates were important for many reasons.

"In the current political climate it is not enough for companies, institutions and private individuals to say they are "tolerant", she told The Huffington Post UK, .

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