Extend the gender and sexuality options.
  • Petitioned OkCupid

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OkCupid

Extend the gender and sexuality options.

    1. Ryley Pogensky
    2. Petition by

      Ryley Pogensky

      Brooklyn, United States

With such a strong presence of queer, trans*, and poly folks utilizing OkCupid every day, it is extremely limiting on those members to have to fit such rigid gender and sexuality options. Trans* individuals for instance are forced to chose M or F and then Gay, Bisexual, or Straight. These binaries do not fit for all of us and you will see more often than not a paragraph (or more) in these profiles devoted to trying to explain who they are and questioning why OkCupid has yet to catch on. The time has come for OkCupid to take notice of all of its members.

What could that look like?

Gender options would be: M F T

Sexuality options would be: Straight, Bisexual, Gay, and Queer

To:
OkCupid
OkCupid
Extend your gender and sexuality options.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Share Your Reasons For Wanting This Change On Huffington Post

      Ryley Pogensky
      Petition Organizer

      Alex Berg of Huffington Post is writing about this petition and upcoming blackout - if you would like to contribute please shoot her an email <3

      "Hi righteous queers,
      I'm writing about this for the HuffPost and looking to talk to participants. Can you email me for a short interview by Wednesday about why you are or aren't participating?
      alex.berg@huffingtonpost.com
      Thank you!
      Alex"

    2. Facebook Did It. Why Can't OKC?

      Ryley Pogensky
      Petition Organizer
      Facebook Customizes Gender With 50 Different Choices

      On his driver's license and passport, at his doctor's office and insurance company, for online dating and social media, and on every application or document that requires checking a box for gender, 24-year-old Ryley Pogensky is a "male." But to his friends on Facebook, he is now a "trans man."

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. Huffington Post Live

      Ryley Pogensky
      Petition Organizer

      On Friday I sat down with Huffington Post Live to discuss why this issue needs to be tackled.

      http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/okcupid-online-dating-lgbtq-gender-sexuality/51a7801f02a7606ddd00031d

    6. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Christina Castillo FRANKLIN PARK, IL
      • about 1 month ago

      Gender is not cut and dried. There are so many variations. Not everyone fits into the molds created by society. Humans should be celebrated for their unique differences.

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    • ana khundadze MTSCHETA, GEORGIA
      • about 1 month ago

      it's not important

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    • J.D. Hunter VAUGHAN, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      I'm not binary gendered, nor gay/lesbian, straight or bi. Tired of having to pick the wrong option on these sites.

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    • robert stafford SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I was lucky enough to find a great transgendered partner even with your bigoted binary system. But it wasn't easy. And besides, you're just a bunch of hypocritical jerks bitching about Mozilla while you've refused to acknowledge the transgender community for years. How very douchey of you.

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    • Lindsay Lock PROVIDENCE, RI
      • 2 months ago

      yay inclusivity!

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