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Several have been vocal on Twitter, Tumblr and Reddit, saying their accounts have been reported and subsequently banned by other users they accuse of transphobia. Tinder allows users to report other users if they violate their standards. The categories include “inappropriate messages, inappropriate photos, bad offline behavior, feels like spam” and “other. In April, Twitter user Molly McGlone noted that her account had been reported multiple times; on Wednesday, she said she had been “permabanned” because of these reports. She explained that she tried to safeguard against it by mentioning her trans identity in her Tinder profile — to “make [people] think they weren’t ‘trapped"” — but other users kept reporting her account. 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: On Tumblr, the story was the same: Rosette Pambakian, Tinder’s vice president for corporate communications and branding, told Mic in an email that Tinder is committed to inclusion and is working on making the app better for everyone. This includes instances when transgender users are reported by others, but haven’t violated any of our community standards. Because of the lack of pronouns and gender options — Tinder has only two, compared to Facebook’s 58 — trans users may find themselves exposed to the discriminatory attitudes of Tinder users who see the app through the lens of the traditional gender binary.

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Three More Women Have Come Forward With Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Jeremy Piven Several months ago, five women accused actor Jeremy Piven of various forms of sexual misconduct — and this weekend, in a bombshell new report at BuzzFeed News , three more women have come forward with brand new allegations of sexual misconduct and impropriety.

The claims of the three women date back decades, with allegations of inappropriate behavior and more against the former Entourage star. Brigitte Nielsen Slams Sexual Assault Allegations Against Sylvester Stallone In addition to the women themselves, BuzzFeed spoke to a total of eight other people who all variously confirmed that the women had shared their stories with them at the time, or in the years since, well before these stories had gone to print.

Definition of transphobia – dislike of or prejudice against transsexual or transgender people.

Internet detectives discovered Jones had a gay son, Carson Jones, and a new Instagram hunk was born. Since we first blogged about you , your Instagram following has grown by more than 15, followers. How does it feel to have such a strong following now and what are you going to do with your platform? It was honestly kind of overwhelming as the followers started to climb really quickly.

But I have had so many really nice people reach out with words of encouragement and support. Moving forward, I probably will get a bit more vocal about issues. But honestly who knows what the future holds at this point. Alabama really can change. I was definitely very pessimistic before the victory and while I saw Alabama changing, it was very very slow.

This victory was just so monumental that it really demonstrates that my home state can and will be a place that puts people first.

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BlockedUnblock FollowFollowing Educator, author, and queer trans woman. Co-host of the Queer Sex Ed Podcast. Many well-meaning allies, friends, and family members of transgender people will say things like: Before we talk about how that sentiment alone is transphobic, I want to be direct about the fear that trans people, especially trans women, face in the world of dating cisgender people. Dating as a trans woman online or in person often means an exhausting stream of inappropriate, fetishizing, dehumanizing, and sometimes violent messages asking about my genitals, people expecting praise for fetishizing me, and others assuming my identity is either not authentic or repulsive in some way.

This gets even more complicated when trans women are trying to date straight cisgender men.

If there is such a thing as transphobia, I’m willing to bet it’s fuelled mostly by theatrics from the uptight trans lobby, whose rhetorical technique combines the bloodlust of twenty-something men with the emotional incontinence and sense of proportion of single middle-aged women.

We are dads and moms, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. We are your coworkers, and your neighbors. We are 7-year-old children and year-old grandparents. We are a diverse community, representing all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as faith backgrounds. Other research suggests that there are at least , transgender people in the United States, about 0. What does it mean to be transgender? The transgender community is incredibly diverse.

Discussing Transphobia Within the LGBT Community – A Panel Event at the GCCR this Sunday

Tweet Shares 39 Relationship abuse can affect any person regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, social class, and ability. You can be the class valedictorian or the star quarterback, the new face of CoverGirl or an introverted wallflower. Anyone can be a victim of relationship abuse. As a queer, male-bodied survivor of sexual violence myself, I know it is important to speak about the ways that our identities shape our experiences and our access to resources.

This fear is amplified among queer and trans folks who have to also wonder if they will face discrimination and prejudice, especially when the assumption is that sexual and relationship violence only occurs in situations with male perpetrators and female victims.

Transgender users of the swipe-happy dating app Tinder are taking to social media because they believe their accounts are being suspended on the basis of their gender identities. Several have been.

Three More Women Have Come Forward With Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Jeremy Piven Several months ago, five women accused actor Jeremy Piven of various forms of sexual misconduct — and this weekend, in a bombshell new report at BuzzFeed News , three more women have come forward with brand new allegations of sexual misconduct and impropriety. The claims of the three women date back decades, with allegations of inappropriate behavior and more against the former Entourage star.

Brigitte Nielsen Slams Sexual Assault Allegations Against Sylvester Stallone In addition to the women themselves, BuzzFeed spoke to a total of eight other people who all variously confirmed that the women had shared their stories with them at the time, or in the years since, well before these stories had gone to print. That means now eight total women have come forward publicly to accuse Piven of sexual misconduct. Piven’s lawyers have vehemently denied the claims outlined in this new article — just as they did in November — calling them “works of fiction,” and adding that the stories ‘ ; document.

Switzerland Rules Transphobia and Homophobia Illegal

Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A petrified trans woman begged for her life moments before being shot dead in a sickening attack. Dandara dos Santos was dragged from her home and dumped in a wheelbarrow before being rolled to a back alley, beaten and shot dead amid cheers and laughter. The terrified year-old is seen crying on the ground as she is kicked, punched and hit with shoes and a plank of wood in front of residents in Fortaleza, Ceara state, Brazil.

Mar 24,  · Dan Savage has a long history of transphobic commentary in the advice column he writes for Seattle’s The Stranger. Yesterday he took his transphobia to a new level, mockingly suggesting that Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna is trans (he’s not). In Savage’s world view being trans is so shameful it is something to slur.

People shouldn’t feel obligated to accept another person’s lifestyle if it means being in a relationship with them, even if it is just sex. When you leave someone in the dark about being born the same sex the straight person they are pursuing it is a betrayal. It doesn’t matter why they didnt tell the other person i.

We know that being transgender is still taboo and uncomfortable for people to accept. And nope it’s not transphobic to want to have sex with or be in a relationship with a real man or real woman who was born that way; one who is able to reproduce with if the partner wanted to. And it goes even beyond childbirth.

I am NOT sexually aroused by a vagina. So being with a transgender male personautomatically kills the sex. I don’t want to have to use toys. And honestly, knowing you were born a woman turns me off. I don’t hate you, I’m just not sexually attracted to you. This goes for straight people seeking straight people too. Just because I am attracted to a male, that doesn’t mean he is obligated to be with me. Even if we are compatible personality wise.

Jennifer Lawrence reportedly dating a New York City gallery director

You would think that by now, I would have little left to say about the subject, but this is not the case. In deciding what I would write about this time around, I wrestled with so many possible themes: So I decided to take a different approach. Instead of figuring out what I most wanted to say, I asked myself:

The risk is even greater for transgender women of color, who often grapple with both transphobia and racism. Sixteen of the at least 20 LGBT people murdered in were people of color, according.

Jael Goldfine 03 October In a landmark decision, Switzerland’s National Council has voted to 60 to criminalize transphobia and homophobia. The ruling makes discrimination against LGBTQ people a parallel offense to racism, and introduces a prison sentence of up to three years for homophobic and transphobic crimes like hate speech. Socialist council member Mathias Reynard introduced and has championed the penal code reform over the last five years. Following the ruling he told Shortlist: During the last few years, this loophole in the law has been pointed out several times at an international level.

By against 60 and 5 abstentions, the National Council accepts my parliamentary initiative against homophobia and transphobia! A magnificent success for human rights! Final response in December to the Council of States” the lawmaker wrote on Twitter. The ruling is groundbreaking for Switzerland, where gay marriage is still illegal and where anti-LGBTQ actions and speech previously were not criminalized.

Primary school introduces unisex toilets to ‘prevent transphobia’

Violence against LGBT people As homophobia and transphobia are correlated, many trans people experience homophobia and heterosexism ; this is due to people who associate trans people’s gender identity with homosexuality , or because trans people may also have a sexual orientation that is non-heterosexual. According to the American Psychological Association , transgender children are more likely than other children to experience harassment and violence in school, foster care, residential treatment centers, homeless centers and juvenile justice programs.

Three-quarters report having felt unsafe.

Transphobia, Straight Men refusing to Date Trans Women The BBC has told viewers that straight men who refuse to date transgender people are ‘transphobic’ and could be .

You do have the option to report them but unfortunately some people have been abusing the reporting system on Tinder and that has led to another issue: Yet another Trans person being removed simply for having the body they have. My immediate reaction reading that this has happened to someone was utter shock. I knew some people out there are morons but you don’t expect to see someone reported for their gender.

Some of you will still be going right, well what did they actually do? None of this suggests that they’re lying or baiting these users, they aren’t being nasty and they’re getting in trouble for something they cannot help.

70. DOES NOT SLEEPING WITH TRANS PEOPLE MAKE ME TRANSPHOBIC?