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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.

via http://www.theweek.co.uk

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.”

http://www.theweek.co.uk/73258/tinder-promises-to-be-more-trans-friendly

You can also follow Andrea’s work here http://www.andreajames.com/

 

 

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About the author: Michelle

 

Michelle's powerful combination of self and community shines through the platform of radio which has helped raised the public profile and national dialogue of transgender, gender diverse and intersex issues on a national scale.
Surprisingly nothing is off limits with Michelle who connects with her audience brilliantly; obviously through her humour and unapologetic blunt honesty.
She is often labelled as an inspiring advocate and role model for youth and adults alike and hers is a powerful story to tell.

Australian LGBTI Award Nominated Radio Personality
Family Matters | Transpositions | Trans POV
Momma Mish | All views are my own.

Awards
- Globe Awards 2016 - ANZ Excellence in Business Award
- The LOTL Power List 2016 (28/40)
- Finalist for ‘MTV – LGBTI Broadcaster and Presenter’ in the Australian LGBTI Awards 2017

 

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