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/
ADD THE TRANS TAG!!! I'm not even trans but I want my friends to be able to find their community!!!! ADD THE TRANS TAG!!!!
Yalls really out here working with all the bureaucratic efficiency of the U.S Congress, it's beyond inane that 2 years, 11 thousand votes in favour of, and 1 thousand comments have to be shouted at you guys to add a 5 Letter tag.
Unless of course you're waiting to do it to save face for when you inevitably do something profoundly harmful to marginalized communities and nothing says good publicity like this. You're like an @busive partner Twitch, constantly doing trashy things and when you do the bare minimum, you expect praise.
If you guys are gonna paint yourselves rainbow for pride month, hit us with all that rainbow capitalism, use the aesthetics of a marginalized community for marketing purposes (not that you're any strangers to that) and yet fail to do less than the bare minimum for one of the more marginalized and targeted groups in the Alphabet mafia, then I'd prefer you just call me a $lur because at the very least you're up front about your true feelings on the matter, and not hiding behind some faux wishywashy trash like the cowards you are.
I have seen so many obscure updates with the caption ‘You asked for it and we listened!’. Things I don't even believe people asked for. This is the one I've easily seen asked for the most. Its right, its fair, its necessary, and its overdue. Add it!
Part of being an ally is listening to the community you're an allied with, listening to them, and helping them with the resources they need to succeed in their terms.
You have THOUSANDS of trans people telling you in very clear terms what we need. We have made the decision this is what we need. Stop infantilizing us with this "we know better than you" ****. You don't. We do. Listen to us.
I'm a straight white guy but representation for this community with the inclusion of a trans tag is pivotal in people finding these communities given the amount of streamers who use twitch.
I'm trans, but I don't want to be forced to show a trans tag whenever I'm streaming... Why would I want to put a target on my head? If it's optional I'm totally fine with that and support it though!
Trans Tag Now! You ******* cowards.
#TransTagNow! Our trans friends deserve rep and safe online spaces
So Twitch, you have 10.8k votes and 1.3k comments for adding a trans tag...and basically all you're doing is covering your ears and going "la la la I can't hear you"?
Twitch needs to step up their moderation for harassment. It has been an issue since the beginning.
A trans tag would help people connect more easily and build stronger communities that can and will stand up for the harassment that already happens all the time.
Trans tag now! My trans friends deserve representation too!
Let's go! Just one scrum and you'll be done before lunch!
I've already been harassed for being trans without a trans tag. Please empower us with our own tag, representation matters.
TRANS TAG NOW
TRANS TAG NOW.
Trans tag NOW!
If you're worried about the tag "inviting harassment" the only thing you should do is step up your moderation, Twitch channels generally have to moderate themselves anyway so it really isn't even that big of a deal. We want a trans tag!