Separate section for trans people and their admirers
I think trans men and trans women along with people who are trans-attracted deserve to have their own separate posting section. That way, trans community members and their admirers can better easily connect with one another. It would be beneficial and make sense to give trans people and their seekers their own platform, connected to the rest of Grindr but as a section within the existing app. You could call it GrindrTrans or something.
This has been and continues to be a huge miss for Grindr. They are more worried about being this all inclusive one size fits all brand for the LGBTQIA community and it’s not appropriate. The majority reason that people use the app is for sexual meet up’s. Sure there’s other reasons it’s used, but that is the main one.
They continue to take away a space that was originally made for gay men and their community to share.
They continue to ignore the request by Trans individuals for their own space.
They continue to ignore the request from gay men to have their own space.
They claim they are being inclusive of the queer community but you don’t see a ton of lesbians on the app trying to find meet ups. So that claim is false.
Grindr has the technology and the resources to be a champion of creating spaces tailored to the right communities to ensure safe and like minded meet ups.
Grindr is pushing a mix of the Gay and Trans community in a way that could be potentially dangerous or deadly if a user were to misrepresent themselves to another user who was expecting to meet up with someone completely different.
It’s time that Grindr stop ignoring this issue and actually do something about it. It’s clear that the culture at headquarters is out of touch with reality and the community at large would appreciate if you kept your work agenda to the offices at HQ and out of our social and dating app.
Alec James commented
Agree when you have the free service the app throws them all o your search grids. It’s annoying then I’m top of it all the “str8” labels profiles generally are rude individuals with their bold word !! Etc
1st of all, stop limiting the paragraph to only 255 characters, Scruff doesn't do that.
2nd, it's for gay men!!! Not for straight men who want to get their fetish on with transsexuals or cross dressers! And no straight or bi couples!
What's the point of having it for gay men when there's no gay men on there!!
Make a separate app for those sickos who want to mess around with transsexuals.
This app should exclusive only for gay men or bi, who want to either date, want a relationship, or just hook up. No one else! They can go somewhere else.
Also emphasize that this can also be used for guys who want to date and look for LTR. I've been criticized so many timed on here just cause I want a date no sex.
And again, just for gay men only!!
None of your Beeswax! commented
so, when was this thread originally started?
...april 8th, 2020?
(´seems about right)
and it's been how long now?
over two years, soon to be approaching three — yeah?
soon to be three years; and most of us veterans have seen how grindR's elected to handle the situation: with the classic "no response IS a response" tactic
it's no longer a secret, grindR has been going down the shitter—speaking, in general—for years now; apparently this company is *not* chinese-owned any longer.
allegedly, operations are back in america.
but.. ..one of the new "investors" is someone who "has ties" with the previous china-based owners?
is this why we're going to be forced to suffer through this untenable mess?
is this why our only, viable solution here, is to band together to boycott grindR?
since, obviously, they're only valuing profit over people — banking on / taking advantage of a majority of users who aren't even aware (or, who simply don't care) there is an issue?
LR was very respectful in their approach when presenting this idea for grindR's consideration; but we see this has afforded us no forward progress in establishing the sort of boundaries we cis-men who seek other cis-men need...
...nor, for the Safe Space transwomen / transsexuals (and their admirers) could truly benefit from
speaking for me: it *is* bad enough, my feeling compelled to "accept" the presence of femboys / androgynous fellows, though i'm not attracted to them either..
..i wonder how transgendered women and the "straight" men would feel, if those sorts were to flock to their space?
i'd imagine, they'd be more welcomed there?
what do we do about "dedicated" transmen? i don't want to exclude them from the main grindR grid.
(have you seen some of those dudes? 🥵🥵🥵)
how do we ensure we're careful not to take this separation too, too far?
Let’s be honest here. Grindr has made its decision on this topic and doesn’t have the courage to address it with their users. They seem like they want to create dialog around important topics and ways to make the app better, but they stay silent. This has been a debated topic for multiple years now and nothing has changed. Grindr could have already solved this with free filters or additional sibling apps to provide communities a place to connect that truly allows more connection to happen. In 2009 Grindr was about Gay men. Now they strive to be the app for all Queer people and don’t care about the gay men that made this drove this app into the success it is today.
In case someone from Grindr actually cares to read this…
* the originator of this post is trans and is asking for a separate space.
* gay men want their separate space like they had when Grindr was started
* more trans people have ask for a separate space beyond the originator of the post
* people have ask for free filters to make their grid personalized to individuals they will find a connection with.
How has Grindr addressed this? By doing the complete opposite and/or nothing.
Check out the screenshot of what Grindr stands for today. It seems like their mission isn’t in line with the community that pays their bills.
Care to finally comment Grindr? Or are you going to just let this sit here unanswered for a few more years?
Hagen Matari commented
I think if grindr is really inclusive it could donate and make other, separate online spaces for the other queer communities.
Personally-it’s a romance/hook up app, It’s gross, upsetting and major, in a sex app to be exposed to now SO MANY trans who are an entirely different sexual prefrence.
Grindr really is permitting the good space gay men had to be spoiled. I have nothing against other communities and those communities should be protected. But it is so wrong to put that in a personal space. My opinion is I consent to being shown men who are interested in other men. I am not consenting to trans, cross dressers, to extremely problematic ‘straight’ trans admirers looking for them and taking space.
I want to be able to use grindr for my preference and that doesn’t mean excluding people necessarily.
Jamie Andrews commented
I'm fully supportive of Trans people, but I am a gay man looking fir other biological gay man. There are so many trans people is getting hard to navigate. There should be an easy way to separate them without use of a paid filter.
Deep Trhoat commented
Grindr is not an app for trans. This is a male to male dating app. I’m not trying to be rude, I’m an enormous ally to the trans community, I’m no J.K. Rowling, but this is insanely frustrating to browse around grindr and find guys that are not looking for « guys »… this is almost insulting, really. Also… that’s probably 30% of the guys on here, can you imagine? If you’re vegetarian, you don’t go to a steakhouse even though there are veggie option… please just be logical here. Thank you.
michael parker commented
I think the trans community should get their own app, I’m tired of them taking over grindr.
For the amount of money paid monthly for the unlimited, we should have a choice to exclude the female profiles as they don’t really belong on a gay male dating app
Jennifer Raines commented
Ken D. commented
There are so many trans men, trans women, cross-dressers, and those who love/want them that finding a man who wants a man on Grindr is a long, loathsome process now.
The fact that many of these profiles are either fake or frequently deactivated/recreated adds insult to injury.
Create a great new app for all these folks, and keep them from cluttering up Grindr with their profiles...profiles that do men who want men zero good.
Create a new site
gg gamer commented
The grinder ui is amazing I think it would be awesome and profitable to remake another grinder for straight people.(straight dating apps suck)
Erik garcia rosa commented
Grindr se está conviertendo en una app de heteros que no deberian pintando nada.
HOMBRE HETERO BUSCA A MUJER CIS? Hasta que punto debemos dejar pasar esto? No tienen ellos sus redes de contacto que tienen que venir a joder aquí?
I think it should be a separate, disconnected section, I'm a gay biological man looking only for romance or hookup with biological men and I don't want to see anything else on my grid, no trans women, no biological women, wigs, female lingerie etc and I don't care what trans activists think, if it makes be a trans phobe then the word trans phobe has no meaning.
It's trash, my grid is totally useless because of this, because of the removal of the ethnic filter and because of the cunning "Boost" feature showing people 7km away or more like if they were 200 meters away from me or less.
Filip Remplakowski commented
There are a lot of men (who identify as straight) looking for trans people and it’s starting to be come uncomfortable with the language they use on their profiles. Could you not ask what they are after when setting up the app so gay men are filtered out from their feed and they (the self identified straights) are filtered from gay mens feeds. That way gay men can feel safe, the straights won’t get annoyed by unwanted attention and trans people will be unaffected.
Kylee Rayne commented
The app seems to have some confusion when it comes to "what a real man is"... --However it's a double standard the masses pick on FEMMES but do not pick on STRAIGHT GUYS with WIVES at home while their out TRANNY CHASING the AMERICAN DREAM...Lying, sneaking as well as wasting people's time and energy...
Siddhant Singh commented
Please implement a filter to identify bisexual / gay and connect further. For exri don't to gay people then this can help to skip me unnecessary profile.
Females and trans should have there own app
Grindr is for Men for Men it always has been
And now I got to see females and men looking for trans only they should not be on this app at all
Therefore make a app for them and make them pay to use it as us gay and bi men have to pay on straight sites it's only fair
I'm tired of clicking on a man's profile at it says trans only this is a gay app