Tinder matches over 250,000 trans users after inclusive update

Dating app Tinder, matches over a quarter of a million trans people since their latest update.

Tinder co-founder Sean Rad revealed the statistics during a panel presentation at SXSW, alongside GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis.

Rad said: ‘Tinder is about everyone and everyone deserves to meet someone special.’

Released in November last year, the update allows users to pick from almost 40 gender options.

Those options include Transgender Woman, Transgender Man, Transmasculine, Two-Spirit, Neutrois, Non-Binary and Other.

Shauna Brooks, Madison Hinton, Hope Giselle and Cherry Boom Speak Out About Recent Trans Murders

We must remember to stand with our trans brothers and sisters in solidarity as they often stand with us. We all know the statistics. Trans men and women of color are being killed and the mainstream media is doing all but ignore it, so we'll keep posting until someone starts to pay attention. Shauna Brooks posted this video to her Facebook and its really something we all need to watch to get a better understanding of the plight of trans people in this country.

Black Trans Man Demarkis Stansberry Killed in Louisiana

Authorities reported a suspect is in custody in connection with Saturday's deadly shooting on Prescott Road.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Nicholas Matthews, 24, turned himself in just after 5 p.m. the day of the shooting. He just turned 24 on Monday.

The shooting happened on Prescott Road east of Airline Highway just before 11:30 a.m. Deputies said they found Demarkis Stamsberry, 30, with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ciara Dupree 2nd Trans Woman Killed In New Orleans In Two Days

A person was killed in a fatal stabbing Monday (Feb. 27) in the 7th Ward, police said. Officers responded to the scene near the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Columbus Street just before 9 a.m. They found the victim suffering from stab wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital where the victim later died died, according to a preliminary police report.

Trans Woman Chyna Doll Dupree Killed in New Orleans

A transgender woman was shot dead Saturday night (Feb. 25) outside a shopping center in New Orleans East, according to a relative who identified the victim as Chyna Doll Dupree.

Police said the victim was found shot several times in the 4300 block of Downman Road at about 8:30 p.m. and died at the scene. The Orleans Parish coroner's office will release the victim's name and cause of death.

By 9:30 p.m., police had cordoned off the Bella Plaza shopping center, where a body lay between two cars parked in front of a clothing store. Downman was blocked to southbound traffic.

TS Madison Reads Caitlyn Jenner For Blood Over Trans Repeal "Don't Get Mad Now"

TS Madison was not here for Caitlyn Jenner coming out to denounce Donald Trump's debunking of Trans protects earlier this week. Neither were we. Jenner was a staunch supporter of Donald Trump during the campaign which we, nor TS Madison have forgotten. Madison doesn't hold anything back and gives Jenner the read we've all been waiting for.

24 Year Old Trans Woman Killed In Chicago

Keke Collier, a 24-year-old woman, was fatally shot in Englewood Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

Collier, whom friends identified as trans, was found lying in the street with gunshot wounds to the chest, arm and hand, according to police, in the 7300 block of South May Street around 6:14 a.m. She was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital, where she was pronounced.

Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections For Trans Students

The Trump Administration revoked Obama-era guidance on Wednesday that sought to protect transgender students under Title IX, seemingly undoing what trans and civil rights advocates had seen as a victory on a major cultural and political battleground.

Mesha Caldwell First Trans Woman Killed In 2017 In US

Mesha Caldwell, a well-known hairstylist and make-up artist in her community, was found shot to death in Mississippi’s Madison County.

Caldwell is the the first transgender person to be reported murdered in the US in 2017.

Caldwell, 41, was found on a county road just outside the Canton city limits on Wednesday (4 January), according to Mississippi Now..

‘I really don’t know why somebody would want to kill her,’ friend Mary Young told Indentities.Mic.

Caldwell had attended Jackson State University and Canton Public High School, according to her Facebook page.

Virginia Woman Raises Money To Build Shelter For Homeless LGBTQ Youth

A Viriginia woman and advocate for the LGBTQ community is raising money to buy a house and build a shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth and adults.

Zakia McKensey, the founder and Executive Director for Nationz Foundation, created the non-profit more than a year ago. The organization provides people access to HIV testing, healthcare and also has an open food pantry.