Trans tag request
It is hard enough finding trans representation in our daily lives. With the LGBTQIA+ tag, one still needs to browse through channels and spend time in them to find trans streamers. A "trans" tag would help people searching for these communities.
Today we are rolling out 350+ tags, including the transgender tag, to provide you with more options on how you express yourself and your content, so that you can more easily connect with one another and build wonderful communities. We are really appreciative for all of the feedback around this topic (and other related suggestions).
We previously told you that we had a better solution to this request than adding the tag, and we were wrong. This has been one of the most popular requests we’ve heard, and the simple truth is that we should have done this sooner. In an effort to think carefully about how to best address this, we only made the situation more difficult. Again, thank you for helping us throughout this process in reevaluating our stance.
Please continue to share ideas and feedback you have to UserVoice, as well as any suggestions for additional tags you feel we may have missed! We are working to invest more into this forum and aim to have faster communications in the future.
Please check out our blog post for more info: https://blog.twitch.tv/en/2021/05/26/celebrate-yourself-and-your-community-with-350-new-tags/
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I think, in general, identifying individuals and streams that you relate to or discovery of like minded streamers on Twitch is a bit difficult. I think tags need to be expanded on, and perhaps regulated who is using what tag and why. There's a bunch of homophobic troll streamers using LGBTQIA+ tags.
The trans community of Twitch needs to be able to find each other, as trans viewers are safest when they can easily find other trans broadcasters. Trans streamers having the ability to be visibly trans, and have trans viewers be able to find them, is so important for making sure Twitch as a whole is safe.
I support trans rights!! Twitch please make this happen! The only reason I use this platform is because of the AMAZING LGBTQ+ streamers who make platform a welcoming and enjoyable place to be. Please recognize and support the trans members of our wonderful community. xx
TRANS LIVES MATTER, they deserve visibility and representation!
add a trans flag! i want to show support!
Visibility and representation are extremely important and a tag like this would help people navigate the platform to find more people who share their experience.
Totally agreed with this. They are pretty under-represented on the platform.
Visibility and representation are more vital than ever. Make this happen
Let's make it easier to find and support Trans streamers! Please add this tag!
It will help members of these communities and allies to find like minded people and safe channels. Please add the 'Trans' tag on twitch.
Long overdue and not talked about nearly enough, and the fact that this campaign is over a year old and is only now picking up traction is proof of that. I see you.
Please make this happen
It's hard enough just finding an actual queer person in the LGBTQIA+ tag these days. There are so many non-queer people using it. Now imagine how bad it must be when you narrow that down further for trans people. They probably don't even bother at this point. It can take ages to find someone streaming, if you find them at all. Community is important, especially for marginalized people. With no one like them to talk to they end up deep in depression and despair. Please can we do this small thing to help these people find each other?
We have to support our Trans family! This will help with others connecting to their community. Trans Tag Now Please!
Let's support our Trans family!!! Trans Tag Please
This tag should have already been a thing. Please take our plea and make it happen. Help our trans community creators and viewers connect and support one another!
The Trans representation is important. Please consider this kind request because we wont stop fighting.
Why isn't this already a thing? Our trans siblings deserve their own tag.
This is definitely something Twitch needs to do and should do. Period. It truly is not that hard for twitch to make an additional tag and it would greatly benefit people in the trans community. Just add the tag.
This is 100% necessary. It's unfortunate that we're even at a point where we need to suggest this as a thing.