Winter La Mon is a 28-year-old transgender man who lives in New York City.He joined the online dating site OKCupid six years ago, about three years before he transitioned. He had just moved to Atlanta from Chicago and had this whole stereotypical macho thing about him.
Ryley Pogensky, the genderqueer person who created the petition, said that when he asked OKCupid about adding more gender identity options, a representative told him it would be difficult to change the site because it was built “in a pretty binary way.” La Mon has noticed that his male and female OKCupid profiles get different matches.
of the time, people just want to have sex with transgender people because it’s some sort of fetish for them. saying about ourselves/family/interests, we can tell our date is just thinking about us as a fetish.
The majority of us don’t want to be seen as a fetish and want to be loved and respected like EVERY. It makes us feel ignored rather than listened to and it's The Worst.
No matter who you are, no matter what you’re looking for, you should get quality matches through the Tinder experience," the company said in a statement emailed to .
"There’s an important transgender (and gender nonconforming) community on Tinder who haven’t had that experience ...
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Despite one pervasive misconception that transgender people transition for the approval or acceptance of future sexual partners, when I transitioned there was nothing about the forthcoming experience that assured me I would be seen as desirable. But when you’re trans, it’s hard in a completely different way.