Keeping in mind that I’ve by no means covered every topic, here’s what I’ve learned about being a good cis partner to trans people I date. Recognize that your partner’s identity may change over time This is important to keep in mind even if you’re dating a cis person, because anyone can discover something new about their gender identity.
I’m dating a cis woman whose partner of nearly a year identified as a cis man for most of their relationship.
Many transgender people have been historically banned from the app, which asks users to report any “inappropriate behavior.” That self-policing, intended to filter out spambots and catfishers, allowed users to file complaints en masse about trans people — even though they weren’t doing anything wrong.
Because it can be difficult to separate valid complaints from outright trolling, trans Tinder users frequently found themselves blocked due to false reporting.
Tinder worked with GLAAD’s Nick Adams, trans activist Andrea James and the creative team of “Transparent” to ensure that the solution met the evolving needs of the extremely diverse trans community.
I'm aware that there are cis-trans couples where one or both partners identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or pansexual — that just isn't us.The cotton represents underwear, signifying sex.” I am a transwoman in her 4th year of transition. I have been living life pretty normally now for a while. I have “passing privilege.” I do very well in this world just being able to walk around living life. However, there comes a time in everyone’s life where they need more. They seek a partner, a person which they will share their lives with and grow together with. I was married for 15 years and knew my ex-wife for 21 total years. That ended in divorce as transition began in late 2011. Recently, though, they have started to identify as transgender.My girlfriend has struggled to adapt – in fact, I have been more consistent about her partner’s preferred gender-neutral pronouns than she has, because I met them after they came out as trans, while my girlfriend has known them as male for the majority of their relationship.Basically, it means that cis queer or lesbian women will be friends with us and talk day and night about trans rights and ending transmisogyny, but will still not consider us viable sexual partners. I chased after cis women, thinking that they were the prize. In my mind, I thought, I look good, I can blend in.