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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So, should I as a trans woman now make a hot tub stream because apparently that's how I'll get less harrasment? That's the logic, right? Right?
I used to give out a lot of gift subs etc but I honestly can no longer support a company that cares about me and my siblings so little they don't even give us the courtesy of a status update.
We don't need this.
The only thing you could do at this point to make yourself look worse is to wait for Pride Month and drop it at us like you are doing us a favor. #transtagnow
Twitch has clearly solidified that they don't care about the Transgender community. As a trans woman I am hurt by the actions of Twitch. They have ignored us for 2 year. 2 Y E A R S. This is the top thing on this forum and has been for a very long time. Twitch you need to do this right. Roll it out during pride month.
You're going to use this as a PR stunt aren't you Twitch? Just roll this out during pride month after ignoring your trans community for over 2 years and almost 12k votes. It's disgusting that you haven't even provided updates since October. #TRANSTAGNOW
Look… whatever discussions and team meetings you’re having about adding a trans tag (and I sincerely hope that’s what’s going on and not, in fact, that this topic has been forgotten or is considered unimportant), I urge you to be transparent and include us in the conversation, not only to 1) make sure you get it right by having guidance and feedback from actual trans people, but 2) because it’s the right thing to do and might actually help Twitch not look like a horribly transphobic company.
What more is there to "take into consideration"? Trans Tag Now!
Just say you’re transphobic and go
Just do it already
We need a trans tag. Even under the lgbtqia+ tag we still face issues with transphobia. We need to be able to find trans specific spaces for us where we can feel like we are amongst people who get us because most of the world doesn’t. I don’t buy the whole “it will cause harassment “ you honestly think we aren’t ALREADY harassed? What it will do is give us support.
This is ridiculous. So many of my friends stream on Twitch. *I* stream on twitch sometimes. This tag needs to exist. I cannot believe they care more about HOT TUBS than ACTUAL HUMAN LIVES THAT NEED OUTREACH AND SUPPORT. We already have to struggle to find our own communities. #TransTagNow
I love streaming on Twitch as a Partner, my personal experience & time went into making sure my community is a safe space for other people who are Queer; but the Hot Tub, Pool & Beaches category is a laugh in the face. I signed this request quite a while ago, but it's obvious we need to be louder to be heard. This Pride has a LOT of make up to do. #TransTagNow
Following today’s news it’s probably about time you started taking this request seriously?
woow, its like *** sells and not actually care for a community who wants their VOICES TO BE ******* HEARD! Get it together, Twitch, How hard is it to add a Trans tag for the LGBT+
Give us more options to tag ourselves in ways that matter.
Anyway I swear if you pull a "Oh look for June/Pride we made a Trans Tag! Aren't we progressive!" you're literally sus AF and get no cookies. You get Negative brownie points because you pulled the hot tub **** first. Anyway #TransTagNow #WeAreNotACommodity #TransTagBeforePride
You're either an ally Always or not really an ally at all.
Really sad that it's taken this long and you still have not taken action.
As a cishet ally, it's absolutely absurd that it's taken more than two years for y'all to implement this.
Options are awesome, Twitch. Give creators MORE options for discoverability, and let them choose for themselves. Options are awesome.
This is just sad, Twitch.