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Ariel Hawkins, a trans woman from Oregon, is suing Tinder for deleting her profile. The lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, says that Tinder sent Hawkins an email saying she violated its terms of service, though they refused to say how. According to Hawkins, her profile was removed when she updated her bio to state that she was a “preop trans woman.”

“I don’t think the company understands trans people and they don’t appreciate how we may represent ourselves,” Hawkins says of the deletion.

Unfortunately for the popular dating app, this isn’t an isolated incident. Last year, Twitter user Tahlia_Rene went through a similar situation, also being banned.

Popular YouTuber and transgender rights activist Kat Blaque experienced more of the same in November 2017. “I’ve been banned 3 times on Tinder. I’ve put an incredible amount of money into Tinder. I’ve purchased two Gold accounts, upwards of about 200 dollars in boosts and each time, my account gets banned and the only commonality is that I list myself, proudly, as transgender,” Blaque wrote on Twitter. Similarly, Pink News has been reporting comparable incidents since 2015, with some suggesting that the bans are related to men reporting women who label themselves as trans.

“I wanted to just find love like everybody else,” Hawkins told Willamette. “Every dating app I’ve ever used or signed up for, I’ve always tried to disclose [my transgender identity] and be upfront with that because I don’t want to run into any harmful situations. I wanted to be transparent and straightforward,” she continues. With violence against trans people sadly on the rise, the choice of online transparency seems fair.

The other question that comes to mind is that why, in 2018, is this even an issue? Everyone should be allowed to use a dating app, moreso, everyone has the right to identify with whichever gender they choose.

The lawsuit, filed by Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas on behalf of Hawkins, requests for an order prohibiting Tinder from discriminating against non-cisgender Oregon users. Tinder, we hope you’re listening.

Update 03/15/2018. Tinder reached out and issued this response:

“While we do not comment on pending litigation, we can say, categorically, that we do not ban users from Tinder due to gender identity. At Tinder, we fundamentally believe that gender is not binary and we support inclusivity and acceptance of all people, which is why we offer more than 37 gender identity options for our users in the United States.”