Yes, there are apps for gay men, like Grindr and Scruff, and one for queer women called Her. Enter Thurst, a dating app for queer, trans and gender non-conforming people.
“Thurst pretty much came out of a frustrated conversation with friends, joking about how horrible OKCupid was, for queer folks in general but especially for women and trans folks,” Thurst Co-Founder Morgen Bromell told me.
Hinge, another popular dating app, also only offers “woman” and “man” as gender options.
I’ve reached out to both Tinder and Hinge about safeguards for trans people using their apps and why they don’t offer other ways for people to express their genders.
Ian is not as intelligent as Lip, but he is more physically fit and has an excellent work ethic in nearly everything he does.
“We were talking about our various experiences on Tinder and realizing there wasn’t actually a space to exist and feel completely comfortable, and safe to interact with people and try to date at all.” Earlier this year, trans people on Tinder reported that they were getting banned from using the app because of their transgender identity.
What seemed to be happening was that transphobic people on Tinder were reporting those transgender users on the app.
To answer those questions, first we need to look at how traditional Western culture has established very specific and strict parameters for being a ‘man’ and being a ‘woman.’ Masculinity, as our culture defines it, is highly valued; as a man you are expected to cultivate, maintain and celebrate it.
The existence of transgender women pose a threat to this concept of masculinity.
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