“It’s that special time of year where everyone is planning dates, and going out. Dating when you’re gay, or any sexuality really, can be tricky enough depending on where you live. When you start approaching relationships after transitioning into the mix, suddenly it can feel like you’re playing a totally different ball game with a bunch of made up rules.
According to Glaad, “only 16 to 18% of Americans say they would be willing to date someone who is transgender.” This statistic can feel disheartening, especially when you consider that it includes members of our own LGBTQ+ community. In that article, McGrath mentions that even “LGBT inclusive” dating sites will still make you stick to the confines of a gender binary, or not allow selecting both male and female preferences, and have less than stellar options for listing your gender when making your profile. He mentions that OkCupid and Tinder have been the most accessible and allow a variety of options for gender identity and sexual preferences…”