INDEPENDENT.CO.UK - July 18 - Tinder has dealt with accusations of banning transgender and non-binary users from the platform for years, with little controversy or backlash resulting among its 50M users. Transgender users have frequently spoken out about the issue, however. One woman sued Tinder last year after her account was removed shortly after including in her bio that she was a "preop trans woman." Several others said they had also been banned from the platform without any sort of recourse. Tinder released the following statement in 2017: "We stand behind our pledge to make sure no one is ever removed from Tinder simply because of their gender."