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Founder Brett Richmond says, “TAT was created in order to fulfill a need for a true on-line date site for the transgender women and their admirers.
TAT is also very inclusive and is not just for transgender people.
Back when we started TAT in 2012, we quickly came to realize that (until very recently,) transgender individuals were marginalized by society at large (think where gays were back in the 1980s.) It is not easy to find transgender individuals and TAT has made the effort to build carefully build its membership base one person at a time.” Willis detailed the difficulties of dating as a trans woman of color.
She spoke of the positive and negative reactions to her reveal.
Most of the news stories and opinion pieces circulating focus on the darker side of trans life: the bathroom bills, the high rate of death among trans women, the lack of protection against discrimination and hate crimes.
But at the center of it all, “trans men and women are just like anyone else. However, thanks to a host of complicated issues, being loved is easier said than done.”Especially for trans women, navigating the dating scene is difficult.
Unlike other dating sites, TAT isn’t trying to adjust its approach or target to make trans women feel welcome, it is trans owned and operated.
The conversation in which she reveals that she’s trans is always looming overhead, threatening to swoop in and ruin all chances of compatibility and chemistry.
Furthermore, many trans women are understandably wary and vigilant about their safety as the dating world is full of cisgender men who stigmatize them.“The biggest challenge was figuring out how to market to the transgender community.
Adds Richmond, “TAT's competition is mainly from large corporate owned and publicly traded companies whose websites are highly commercial in nature.
These corporate sites often charge extremely high membership fees and their bottom line is monetary revenue.In addition, we saw a need to match transgender people with admirers from outside of the gay community (i.e.