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.
It’s not fair for gay men and trans girls on this app. Please make one for straight guys and trans girls. Thank you!
Greg Alberque commented
I don't care for exclusion, however I am a masculine bottom and it's truly disappointing that I see a aggressive dl straight discreet top and there it is tran or cd only. Again no offense but they are growing in numbers and it would just help to not have to weed through that as well. Also slightly disappointing to see some of these guys pigeon hole there limited needs. Thanks for hearing.
Remove them completely.
daron artashes commented
I wanna meet ftm people. How can I choose it. Just no way, no filter. I use trans, but only see mtf people. This is boring.
Anthony Cooper commented
Agree totally that trans people and trans attracted people should have their own site. As an individual, gay man in my case, i have preferences relating to the men I am attracted to. I have the right to openly state I'm not interested sexually in trans individuals, twinks, total bottoms, Asians, Caucasians or whatever it may be without fear of persecution by the politically correct or being in violation of and being banned from a sex hook up site. Being constantly contacted by trans individuals, total bottoms and twinks I see as being a violation of my rights. Those same individuals may be out standing individuals yet I have no desire to have sex with them and as I attempt to respond to all messages sent to me I find it uncomfortable to have to reject those individuals, who if they had read my profile would not have contacted me. Stating your preferences on your profile should be encouraged and anyone vilifying another for Stating their preferences should be the one that is reprimanded. I've lived my life in rural and regional areas and have had to stand up for my self and who I am as a gay man yet now the situation has become that I am expected to not only be comfortable being approached on a sex hook up app by individuals who are not what I am attracted to. I have been told on numerous occasions by those who believe they are enlightened and politically correct that i am expected to accept this, which is a form of sexual harassment especially if my profile states I'm not interested and that person contacts me regardless. I have also been informed that as a gay man I should accept as a sexual partner and happily have sex with trans men. I reject that assumption totally on the grounds that a trans man as nice a bloke and as hot looking as he may be is not and never will be a man, I am attracted to men, men who have a penis and definitely have no desire to include a vagina, no matter what "type" of individual it is part of into my sexual exexperience. .
Pete Bennett commented
If there were a somewhat easier way to filter out trans / CD folk, I think that would solve my discomfort (turning off the 'trans' tribe in filters does not work). I mean no offense to the two communities, but as someone who is very not turned on by women, it's a repetitive turn-off (on a paid app) that has me spending most of time on the app tediously and manually blocking folks to keep the grid, well, sexy (subjectively!).
Ginevra Rossi commented
Hi, as a woman (i'm not on grindr of course) i'm here to suggest an idea:
can we also have a grindr app for women seeking women? I think we need that, cause i tried so many apps and none of them is well structured, or enough popular, or a symbol for lgbt+ community.
Guys help me 🙏
Grindr was and is supposed to be for gay men. We were and are allowed to view 100 nearest profiles and contact them. That is fine until the MTF and FTM invasion. Now we even have women coming in and often a very high proportion of the profiles are not gay men. This means that instead being able to sift through our 100 M4M by the time we get through the clutter of Trans and women we can only see as much as half of that number. Indeed there even now appear the odd straight male looking for a trans,
The issue here is that it is depriving us of half the men we should be able to see. The solution is to either get the trans off Grindr and onto their own app or double the number of profiles we can see to 200. I don't care but something needs to be done because it's our app and they are effectively stealing a proportion of it.
Grindr used to be gay but is increasing everything I don't want...girls, trans, spam, pronouns, genders. Gay men like men. Straight people already have tinder. Make a separate app for trans. The only gender option Grindr needs is male. Allowing nude pics would be nice but supposedly they aren't allowed even though most new profiles are using them. I tried posting a face picture with a collar and another with a blindfold and was told they were sexually explicit even though it only showed from the neck up...meanwhile there's girls and trannys with their tits out and is the last thing I want to see.
Sam Cagle commented
Some transmen ARE gay men. Come on in to the present...
Ever notice that the trans and trans-chasers started to flock over to Grindr right after Craigslist shut down its personals section? CL even had several trans categories (t4m, m4t, etc.) that were separate from men-seeking-men (m4m). Where was all the outrage, bullying, and gaslighting from the trans community THEN like we are seeing NOW? The vast majority of GAY MEN (sexual orientation) are not on Grindr looking for trans/trans-chasers (gender identity), so it makes sense to create separate sections for the two groups.
I agree, to me it's like this obscene idea that everyone is ment to like everyone (friend wise) now apparently have to find everyone sexually pleasing.
@Eventide Yikes !!! you thought you ate that ??? your transphobia is showing . You can state your opinion without trying to dehumanize a group that already faces systemic oppression.
Trans ppl do deserve their own spaces and they have apps for that (Fiorry, Tinder, even Facebook Dating) However most trans women STARTED on grindr just like most gay men bc it was literally all we had!!!! Most of these new apps are just now converting to a more inclusive platform for trans people.
Also you do understand that being trans is an identity not a sexual orientation.. Therefore intersectionality exists you can be trans and bi, trans and straight, trans and gay, ect so when you say “Gay as in homosexual male” it really doesnt give.
“If you're a "trans man" you're not a man. You don't have a penis, testes, or anything that genetically makes you a man.”
yeah its giving transphobia.. genes and chromosomes do determine sex however genitalia DOES NOT . intersex people (which may fall under the trans umbrella) can have both vagina and testes and be assigned male at birth . or they may have a penis and ovaries it can vary on a spectrum just like sexual orientation. Everything is not black and white. You sound like the people who say trans women arent real women bc they cant bleed and have kids but then that would mean women born without a uterus or have PCOS are “not real women” too ? right because genitalia does not determine sex or gender . literally chromosomes are the only thing that does . Ever heard that we all start off as female embryo then are sex determined 6 weeks after by just the switch of one gonad . Science is fun because its always changing.
Anyway as i said before you can state your opinions without being transphobic. Which i know is tough because 99% of the world has internalized transphobia (including trans people) its just the way it is . Peace
David Portillo commented
Yes, This needs to happen now! I been so fustrated ! With trans replying to me as if I would ever be interested! It's just like a straight women replying to me a gay guy! I have no interest! I am gay ! I only want gay men. I don't have anything against trans people! But it's not fair to share the site designed for Gay men! The are just like straight replying to gays it's actually not right or fair to me. I talk with many who agree and feel as I do! That why they should have there own category that gives them there own space for people who have those interest! It really disgusted me to see female appearing on Grindr! I will never be interested in any type of female Iam Gay!
No. We don't want to be fetishized or chased just because we're trans. There's a lot of transphobia in these comments. Being transgender is a private matter between me and the person it's necessary to convey to deeming the situation. It's not a matter of politics. I will no longer be putting on my profile "trans man" after seeing this. I am just a man. That's it. Cis men need to grow up and stfu. Stop putting your insecurities on us. You're so sensitive it's ridiculous. Just mind your own business and don't come into ours.
Unsure if this is prevalent to other areas or just mine but is actually kind of homophobic even though it is trans positive. It is becoming inflated with hetero presenting profiles that make searching very limited. Its also renewing the toxic masculinity culture that I thought we were all passed.
One could make the connection that cd profile pics are inappropriate because they only cross dress (often wearing lingerie) for sex. This is the drawback for the platform becoming gender inclusive. I am pro trans lives but I'm not for false-gender exploitation to satisfy str8s wanting to get off. Out of 22, 3 out of seven m4m do not identify as gay or bi and the remaining 15 give way for fem/ passable/ transonly preferences that pass through for sex only as a standard for gay sex
Rashod Brown commented
Most of these comments is coming from a place of jealousy and hurt feelings. Y’all CIS gay men kill me. If guys com on here for trans woman let them it’s not hurting you. Not everyone will want you deal with it. I have. Need I remind most of y’all about how you got your rights today. A black trans woman. I rest my case.
Rashod Brown commented
I agree with Arther. I’m a transman and being told I can’t go on a cite because I wasn’t born a cis male will never fly. I would sue the fuck out this app before I have anyone take away my rights as a human. Times are changing. You either keep up or get left in the dust.
"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?
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!