Should OkCupid Expand Gender And Sexuality Options For Queer, Transgender Members?

05/31/2013 01:16 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Gay, lesbian and bisexual users are among the many who turn to OkCupid to liven up their personal lives, but is the dating and networking site too limiting in its specifics?

That's how Ryley Pogensky feels. The gender-queer blogger and promoter appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the incentive behind launching a petition to have OkCupid expand its options for queer and transgender users.

"I identify personally as gender-queer, so when I’m out there dating or even trying to make friends on something like OK Cupid … having this limitation of having to put male or female, and afterwards having to put bisexual or gay or straight is really limiting to our community," Pogensky said.

Calling most of OKCupid's users "very young," Pogensky added, "I think anyone will note that the younger generation is a lot more gay and a lot more queer than it’s ever been.”

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