Dating is hard. That's just a fact. Dating while queer is often even harder. When you're a guy who's attracted to people of the same gender, there are simply fewer instances in which you can serendipitously meet somebody and experience that romantic spark. Of course, if you're a queer man looking for love, not every town has a gay bar that you can just head to whenever you're in the mood to get your flirt on.
Navigating the dating world as a trans person
Navigating the dating world as a trans person | GLAAD
Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. Dating can be fun and dating can be hard. And yet, there are ways in which dating as a trans person can be uniquely rewarding.
Grindr Unveils New Options For Trans And Gender Non-Conforming Users
If you are a media professional working on a story, please check out GLAAD's resources for covering transgender people in the media. Learn about the work GLAAD does everyday to ensure transgender people are treated fairly in the media. It is a day to celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people, while also drawing attention to the poverty, discrimination, and violence the community faces. Gender identity is a person's internal, personal sense of being a man or a woman or boy or girl. For some people, their gender identity does not fit neatly into those two choices.
Mainstream apps like Tinder, Grindr and OkCupid have been slow to recognize the needs of their trans users. And even if you do find a match on an app, dating IRL can pose very real threats. Though roughly 1. And sadly, transphobia is on the rise ; was the deadliest year for transgender people, with at least 28 deaths tracked by the Human Rights Campaign.