Jail spokesman Steve Patterson told WND that the policy was put into use the week it was implemented.“There was indeed a transgender detainee who came into our custody,” he said.Coming out to anyone as trans is especially difficult because there’s always a toss-up with how this person is going to react, will they be accepting and open, unsure but willing to accept and learn, or be hateful and discriminatory towards us. Marine, Joseph Scott Pemberton, in the Philippines after she came out to Joseph.Transgender people have been beaten, thrown out of their partner’s home, and murdered for coming out to their partners. Joseph felt that he was “raped” because Jennifer didn’t say that she was born with a penis.
For transgender people, the process is a lot more complicated."They were getting reported on the merits of who they were, not because they did anything bad," Rad said, adding that because of how Tinder's moderation system works, getting reported ultimately resulted in some users being banned."In Tinder's case, we're representing tens of millions of users and [we] want to do what's right by all of them," Rad said.GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, on a panel with Rad about inclusivity, commended the steps that Tinder has taken to elevate trans people. We weren't at your front door with pitchforks yet," she joked.According to Rad, the update came after he starting hearing from Tinder moderators that trans users were being harassed while using the platform.