Anti-LGBTQ Laws Are Unacceptable

We at Grindr are appalled by the latest onslaught of discriminatory legislation in the US that threatens the LGBTQ community. We denounce these bills, which only seek to promote transphobia and prejudice against LGBTQ people.
J. Harrison-Quintana
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Director of Grindr for Equality. He/Him
March 16, 2023
February 20, 2024
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We at Grindr are appalled by the latest onslaught of discriminatory legislation in the US that threatens the LGBTQ community. We denounce these bills, which only seek to promote transphobia and prejudice against LGBTQ people.

Grindr is a company that not only values diversity, we live it. We believe every individual, regardless of sexuality or gender identity, deserves equal rights and protections under the law, and we are committed to taking action to protect those rights.

We urge lawmakers to reject any legislation that seeks to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals and their families, and to instead focus on creating policies that promote equality and respect for all. We also encourage our users, partners, and fellow businesses to join us in taking action against this sort of legislation.

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Here are some of the ways we’re working to protect the trans and the broader LGBTQ community here in the US:

  • In partnership with the ACLU we’re sharing information with users in six states to help them contact their state-elected representatives and make their voices heard about anti-LGBTQ legislation and activities. You can find that information linked here.
  • We continue to support our longtime partners, the Transgender Law Center and Lambda Legal, and other organizations on the front line, through monetary donations.
  • We helped users in Little Rock and Memphis connect with the Victory Institute, an organization dedicated to elevating LGBTQ leaders so that they can help fight back against the anti-LGBTQ legislative attacks in Tennessee and Arkansas.
  • We provided users with information to free name & gender change legal clinics in Arkansas hosted by the Arkansas Black Gay Men's Forum.  
  • We’ve connected trans users to #VotingWhileTrans resources when visiting the polls during the 2022 midterms.

Grindr’s success is not only measured by our financial performance, but also by our commitment to making a positive impact on behalf of LGBTQ people. We stand in solidarity with the transgender community in particular, and will continue to work to ensure that their rights and dignity are protected.

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