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I scrolled through hundreds of photos of Her users, liking photos of a chef, a dancer, a medical student, and dozens of pet owners posing with their fur-babies. In the week that I was hacking the app, Her announced a major change—an option to list your gender on your profile.

It came from a personal problem: we’d been using products out there that just didn’t cut it, so we set about making something to improve the dating world for women.

But pretty quickly we realized how much bigger, broader and more diverse the community that Her should be for, was.

I’m sure this is not the ideal way to do this hack, but it was also after nine at night, and I didn’t want to change clothes to take a picture of myself a hundred times and pick one where I didn’t look like I wanted to throw my phone out the window."Profiles that have a sexuality label (as opposed to the status 'No Label') are 20% more likely to get a like.

Whether it’s Fluid, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual you name it, in dating, any label is better than none." So, with my ideal eight pictures uploaded, and my sexual orientation labeled, I waited for the likes to roll in. About two minutes after I finished signing up, someone wanted to chat, which meant she liked one of my photos.

While acceptance of transgender people is growing, some transgender people find that a stigma around asking questions about the experience of transgender people is a barrier to full equality.

Jessie Knouse, a college student currently transitioning from female to male, wants to educate people around him about what it means to be transgender and what the experience of transitioning has been like for him so far: I would rather people ask me questions than assume what the answer would be.

Should I take more pictures, or should I delve into the Body Positive Selfie Archives of my late college years?

I compromised and took one new horrible picture and used two old pictures that kind of still look like me.

Unsurprisingly, it was the photo of my dog trying to lick my face.

(Thanks, buddy.) I went to her profile, and she was incredibly attractive, which made me think, "Wow, I am so blessed to be queer." She also had over eight photos, which did not bother me.

We updated our description to make it clear that we were now here for all the female and non-binary people out there, no matter what their sexuality was." Her has a global and local feed for users to post their thoughts, so I followed along in the global discussion about the new feature.