The one where Andrea talks about a more trans-friendly Tinder

Education, Health, Society & Culture, Technology, Transgender, TV & Film


Image result for tinder phone app iconAndrea James, who is an American transgender rights activist, film producer, director, and blogger, joins Michelle for a chat about dating and the conscience changes made in popular dating app Tinder as well as some of her current and upcoming media projects.


Tinder has vowed to improve the experience of its transgender users after coming under fire for not doing enough to protect them from transphobic abuse.

The company will work alongside advocacy group GLAAD to make the dating app more trans-friendly, although it has not said what new

features can be expected.

At present, users are only able to choose male or female as their gender identity.  It is now expected that Tinder will begin rolling out a “more flexible system” with which people can identify themselves and specify who they’re looking to connect with, Engadget reports.

“There’s a transgender community on Tinder and we haven’t done enough to give them a good experience,” chief executive Sean Rad told the Re-code Code Conference in California.

“We want every single person on Tinder to get a quality match. We want to let people be who they are.”

You can also follow Andrea’s work here



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