A transgender woman is suing Tinder after she alleged that the dating app removed the profile because she is transgender.
Ariel Hawkins, who is from Portland, Oregon, said that her profile was deleted from the app when she listed that she is trans in her bio.
Hours after adding the phrase “camgirl on the side. preop trans woman” to her profile, Hawkins alleges that her profile was removed just hours after she listed the detail, leading her to believe that the app is targeting trans people.
“I wanted to just find love like everybody else,” said Hawkins.
“I’m just looking to date. I was trying to find a boyfriend.”
The Tinder user filed a case against the dating app this morning in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland asking for a court order “prohibiting Tinder to continue discriminating against non-cisgender Oregon users.“I don’t think the company understands trans people and they don’t appreciate how we may represent ourselves,” added Hawkins.“I’ve never had this happen with another dating app before.“Every dating app I’ve ever used or signed up for, I’ve always tried to disclose [my transgender identity] and be upfront with that because I don’t want to run into any harmful situations.”This is not the […]