Sister Roma, a well-known drag queen who has been actively involved in the protests against Facebook’s “real name” policy, also called out Tinder for its suspension policy:
Hey @Tinder – what's your policy to protect trans and gender nonconforming users on your app? My friend has been suspended.
— Sister Roma (@SisterRoma) May 11, 2015
On Tumblr, the story was the same:
Sol Solomon, a 20-year-old transgender woman and the author of the post above, said she thought she had been reported by someone with whom she matched and who later read her profile and saw the pronouns she used.
“I have my pronouns on my Tinder, so I assumed he was just being transphobic,” she told Business Insider, which initially reported the issues trans users were having on Tinder. “Right after he matched me, I was reported, which is why I would assume the connection happened.”
On Reddit, trans user raine_ posted that “[Tinder is] telling me people have reported me too many times and that my account is under review … the only reason I could think of that people would report me because I put in my bio that I’m trans (MtF).”
I've seen several of my Trans friends get discriminated against by @Tinder. Their profiles removed as they have their gender set to female.
— IG: PeteyPlastic (@PeteyPlastic) May 11, 2015