Winter La Mon is a 28-year-old transgender man who lives in New York City.He joined the online dating site OKCupid six years ago, about three years before he transitioned.La Mon prefers to be out about his gender with potential dates.

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Like OKCupid, Mesh has an algorithm that helps determine compatibility. If you specify characteristics or preferences you don’t want potential dates to have (Republican, vegan, straight), Mesh will block those people from seeing your profile.

On Mesh, people only see a trans person’s profile if they’ve already indicated they’re open to dating transgender people.

Categories for sexual orientation are straight, gay, bisexual, or queer.

Users can also tell Mesh if they are interested in meeting men, women, or everyone.

But not every transgender person wants to be this open.

For those who don’t disclose their trans identity online, safety and rejection are big concerns.

The other Mesh founders, who are straight men, agreed. As soon as I explained to them why it was important, they got it,” Sleidi said.