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    YuureiTTV commented  · 

    My friends (self included) in the Black, Asian, and LGBTQIA2+ communities have been very vocal about adding tags for separate identities, such as a "trans" tag or a "black tag." I agree that such tags would be incredibly helpful in finding streamers who share experience with the viewer, and helps Twitch to feature more diverse streamers in people's feeds/recommendations.

    While I will continue to support the fight for these tags (such as this one: https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/310210-discover/suggestions/43152291-black-tag ), I think there is potentially a more far-reaching system that could help everyone all at once. Why not introduce a new page within settings/channel dashboard that allows a user to set their identity? This could range from race to orientation to gender identity, and beyond as needed. This feature (preferably with togglable visibility) could be used in conjunction with the tag system to provide better searchability for marginalized creators.

    This could be useful for viewers in other ways as well. A pronoun selection is one thing I know a lot of viewers and creators alike have been wanting for a while. There's even a very popular browser extension that's been made to enable this pending the introduction of a native feature. This could be integrated into the settings menu or potentially the "chat identity" tab. There are some definite up- and down-sides to each of the placements, but any setting is better than none.

    The most important thing about anything that gets added is to make sure that the community has input in how the feature is implemented. Best not to leave anyone out!

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