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.
"Cas commented · January 12, 2021 1:46 PM · Flag as inappropriate
I really hate this idea. I already hate that chasers use the 'trans' tribe to seek out trans people. This would only encourage chasers to think its okay to fetishize(?) trans people."
I'm missing something, wasn't grindr a dating app? shouldn't people look for what they're looking for? or probably Cas thinks that a man fancy trans should refrain to look for them and force himself to date a hairy butch manly man? Can we also please stop using this ideological construct of fetishisation in this manner as it makes no sense?
Arthur "being fetishized for a body that otherwise is used to invalidate ones gender is not cool. " what do you mean? I want to see only men on my grids, no one else. No women, no trans, has to be a man, born a man, with a penis. Why I should see trans people on my grid while I'm looking for romance? Why are you blaming us on you feeling invalidated?
Arthur "being fetishized for a body that otherwise is used to invalidate ones gender is not cool. " what do you mean? I want to see only men on my grids, no one else. No women, no trans, has to be a man, born a man, with a penis. Why I should see trans people on my grid while I'm looking for romance? Why are you blaming us on you feeling invalidated? also if people fancying you make you feel fetishised why don't you stop advertising yourself on a dating website?
JeepBear74 this is a gay DATING application not a political manifesto. No user has to "CHANGE" their sexual preferences and desires. GRINDR HAS TO CHANGE TO CATER TO HIS USERS. We shouldn't be the product of a social engineering project. The product is Grindr and the service is helping us to FILTER OUT ANYONE we are not interested in order to find THE MATCH. This are the FACTS. Anything else is STUPID WOKE RADICAL LEFT WING IDEOLOGY emanating from far away in California. And put back that bloody ethnic filter if you want to see my money ever again!
When I reinstalled Grindr after few years not using it I was shocked to see how Grindr directors ruined the app: my grid full of trans women and men only looking for them. I don't want to chat or see or met any trans women and trans men so I don't understand why they have to take most of my grid.
Ben Poholek commented
I agree with users asking for filters rather than another profile. As a transmasc person, it’s perfectly reasonable to assume that some gay men will be interested in me. I would prefer not to be filtered out completely and put on a different platform that would be rife with fetishization…more so than the trans filter already is.
Peter Stone commented
This this and more of this. Half the people on my page these days are straight guys looking for trans. Time for their own section or only show them when they put in what they’re looking for. I don’t need to see trans either. I like guys.
Please do it, here in the UK it's literally 50:50...give them their own space. Grindr is not for gays anymore... I dont judge anyone, live and let live but this issue we t too far..sometimes it's like collection of mental health here🤦♂️
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Add this!
I am more attracted to trans men so, I would welcome a feature where you can choose what kind of person you are attracted to rather than lumping all non-binary people together under one category
Johnny Bravo commented
Omggggggg I cannot anymore. Listen I’m here for everyone’s joy but omg!!!! Straight men are now on the app.
JeepBear74 this is nothing to do with race and we don't hate trans we just want to at least be able to filter them out because we don't find them sexually attractive.
Clearly an idiot falling for lie that everyone loves everyone that's not true and never will be, that's just a story made up by the Bible and adopted by law to control the masses.
Scott Moore commented
I dont know i too get creeped out by the wackos that post as feitish users. I have been attracted to trans women and men for well forever i was born that way i didnt develop a fetish over time my being attracted to trans is not a fetish and i am not a chaser either i see what i like and i choose to try and get together with trans who like me
This idea should have never been pitched.
I'm not Trans, but looking back at history;
How's this any different than whites vs. blacks, when you really think about it... Like really think about it...
It should NEVER be about EXCLUSION, SEGREGATION or ISOLATION, but INCLUSION...
History has a way of repeating itself.
Lest we do this, it makes a nasty blight on society and in turn causes distrust,feelings of being targeted, and not having a safe space.
We're a community of MINORITIES as it is... So let's act like a COMMUNITY, and HELP to increase POSITIVITY, UNDERSTANDING, and ACCEPTANCE... Through all of these steps, and actions it promotes a positive and streamlined way of CHANGE..
Let's BE that CHANGE!
I’ve had it with this. I no longer feel Grindr is a safe space for GAY MEN (AKA THE ORIGINAL DEMOGRAPHIC THIS APP WAS CREATED FOR).
As unrealistic and unfair it is for me to expect a gay app to remove straight men and trans woman (shocking disclaimer, I actually consider a trans woman to be a WOMAN) at least create an option for me to be able to filter out these profiles from my grid view.
A photo I attached is of a profile belonging to a HETEROSEXUAL couple seeking a straight male. THREE HETEROSEXUALS on a gay app. WTF! 😡
please do this, there are too many "straight" guys lurking who just fetish and troll looking for trans. Fills up the space.
Well said Anflexboi.
Girder is first and foremost for MEN to meet MEN. Yes I said the M word sue me later.
Many other sites have bowed to your wishes in fear of prosecution from yourselves.
If have a knob and want knob stay if have a flower go bloom elsewhere!
D G commented
Hey Arthur why not just invite lesbians and hell let’s throw in the whole bag of tricks and goodies. Let’s just make it an app for people! Look, Be who or what ever you are and be proud. That’s all fine and dandy but when someone is looking for a hookup and it’s been predominantly men for men, let it be. Please stop trying to make it about you and heart emojis. As a gay man, in not interested in seeing trannies or lesbos or straight men. it’s not transphobic or Heterophobic or any other type of racism or discrimination or political bullshit. The same as a hetero who chooses to have sex with the opposite gender isn’t homophobic. Your rights don’t get to trump mine I just don’t wanna fuck a woman who thinks she’s a man but has a Pu$$Y. Get over the feelings and live your best life. Be a proud bitch whatever you are but understand many gays have preferences that don’t include you or many others. Oh well. Grindr sucks anyways
Sound like another idea to make chasers and the fetishization of trans* bodys easier. Trans* don’t need their own platform, so that they get invalidated as not cis enough again, they need validation as part of Grindr and as normal people.
As a trans* person I definitely disagree on this idea. What would work, would be, that the search engine could search for the gender // pronouns as well and not just for the „trans“ tribe (so chasers can filter and misogynistic gay guys as well). The option to choose ones body parts and filter towards that would be helpful as well both groups. Here it would be important to do some community work and teach ppl via a pop up window that typical chaser lingo towards trans* ppl is rude and inappropriate ♥️
Btw. being fetishized for a body that otherwise is used to invalidate ones gender is not cool. Grindr has a huge problem with both…as the whole gay community. It would be great if this would be considered here ☺️♥️