Is Bumble really LGBTQ friendly?
Bumble does not have an explicit LGBTQ rights policy, but the company has been vocal about its support for the LGBTQ community. Bumble offers its employees comprehensive benefits, including health insurance and parental leave, and has participated in and donated to public events and organizations that support LGBTQ rights. The company also donates to politicians who support or don't support LGBTQ rights legislation.
Bumble to let nonbinary users message anyone first
Founded in 2014 by early Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, dating app Bumble's claim to fame was that women "make the first move" — meaning that for straight couples, only women can message their matches first. Eight years later, discussions around gender and sexuality look a lot different. Now, the app is changing its gender options and nonbinary experience in a partnership with LGBTQ rights organization GLAAD.