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An error occurred while saving the commentHarry White commented
Access to Grindr is a basic human right for a gay person. It is the primary format for sexual interaction in the gay community. Withholding or denying access to Grindr for an individual denies their access to and participation in the gay community.
Grindr bans are issued without fair process or governance based on arbitrary enforcement of vaguely defined rules. We demand:
- clearer and more specific rules, with examples and sufficient detail for a user to know what is and is not acceptable
- a range of punishment activities: including warnings and temporary suspensions of different lengths. Lifelong suspensions should be used only in the rarest and most extreme cases as they are profoundly damaging to the ability of a queer person to fully participate in the gay community
- clear information around the cause of any punishment activity undertaken by Grindr, including sufficient information to launch an appeal
- a detailed and fair appeals process, with multiple steps and an open and transparent format
- representation from the Grindr community in the setting of community standards and the appropriate level of punishment for each breach
- clear reporting on the frequency and nature of bans and other punishment activities undertaken by Grindr, including any patterns of bias by gender identity, race and sexual interest, to observe whether elements of our community are being unfairly overrepresented in grindr bans
- an ongoing commitment to further improvements to and refinements of the Grindr community standards enforcement approach
Doing so will ensure that grindr is a fair and healthy environment, reduce actual rule breaking behaviour by providing clarity so individuals do not break rules and to ensure that grindr is an inclusive environment for all.