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TBT to Twitter Banning HER on Lesbian Day of Visibility

Yes HER, the leading lesbian dating app.

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In April of 2023, leading lesbian dating app HER launched its campaign for Lesbian Day of Visibility. The topic? TERFS, otherwise known as trans-exclusionary radical feministsOf course, we reported on the issue, which brought TERF trolls to the forefront and even led to a few of our editors being harassed. Yet somehow, HER — not the TERFS were suspended from Twitter.

In its day of visibility statement, HER proudly shared: “As a brand, we’re here to take back the term ‘lesbian’ from the clutches of TERFs and bigots who’ve tried to weaponize the word to fuel their transphobia and hatred.⁠” The term TERFS refers to “trans-exclusionary radical feminists,” who have convoluted the term feminism, to support their perspective.

Where some would assume the celebration of trans and cis lesbians would be a cause for joy, Twitter seemingly took offense, suspending the dating app’s account — on the same day it should’ve been celebrated. The HER dating app has been the leading lesbian dating app for almost a decade and set a new standard for inclusivity within the industry. The app also regularly provides resources for lesbians of all demographics.

Twitter — ahem, X — a home for debates and contrasting opinions, has become increasingly unsafe for the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as other marginalized groups. For example, Twitter recently quietly removed a policy against deadnaming transgender users in 2023. The news foreshadows an unsafe Twitter under Musks’s reign and further empowers TERFS.

On April 27, 2023, HER’s Twitter account was reinstated.

To support HER and its community, explore the brand’s op-ed.

For more on inclusive sex and dating, here’s your guide to triad polyamory — ahem, throuples.

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