Yes, there are apps for gay men, like Grindr and Scruff, and one for queer women called Her.
But what about trans people? Enter Thursta dating app for queer, trans and gender non-conforming people.
What seemed to be happening was that transphobic people on Trnas were reporting those transgender users on the app. If we find that a user has been wrongfully banned, then we unban their account. Still, Tinder only offers two options for gender identification: For sexuality, OKCupid added options like queer, asexual Steve Tranas online dating site pansexual.
With Thurst, inclusiveness is at the core of the product, and with that in mind, so is safety. This year, 16 trans women have been Stteveand most of them have been trans women of color.
Thurst co-founders Morgen Bromell and Rosa Pergams. That goes for trans women of color who get unreal levels of harassment and violence on dating platforms and apps.
Thurst, which is currently in beta, hopes to launch early next year.