Tinder is Going to Hide LGBTQ Members in Some Countries
Tinder is Going to Hide LGBTQ Members in Some Countries. LGBTQ + users of Tinder are now better protected if they travel to countries where disability is still illegal.
Those who have indicated themselves as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer on the dating app will no longer be automatically displayed on the app once they are in a country where non-heterosexual relationships are punished.
The localization works via the network connection. Once in the country, you will have the choice to hide your profile.
Anyone who explicitly chooses not to do so will still be shown without sexual preference or gender. The company wants to prevent police services from using that information to arrest or punish someone.
For the country list, Tinder works together with ILGA World, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. It concerns almost seventy countries.
In Iran, Saudi Arabia and Sudan, for example, there is even the death penalty for sexual acts with someone of the same sex.
Who afterwards returns to a country where the rights for LGBTQ + are better, will be shown as usual on the dating app. The feature will be rolled out worldwide on Android and iOS in the coming days.