Remove the cop from the Grommr main page illustration
Out of respect for the experiences of Grommr users who have historically been and continue to be targets of police brutality and murder (including but not limited to people of color and queer people), let's edit out that cop on the main page illustration.
The illustrations on the main pages of the other Grokio sites do not feature a cop. Let's do that.
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I strongly disagree with expanding the characters of on the image to include members other than men. Grokio has numerous sites for different types of users, but Grommr was started as a website for fat men and men that love them. Believe it or not, some gay men feel uncomfortable having women in a shrinking world of "gay places." With the continued closure of gay bars, there are increasingly few places for gay men to be themselves around other gay men. There are lots of different options for others, or they can create their own options. Keep the space safe for gay men. This does not mean that I think this should exclude trans men, who are men.
Marcus Marshall commented
Re-illustrate the whole picture. Not only with out a cop but it should be overall more inclusive and reflect the community and it’s members presently. The image represents only gay men when our community has really diversified since Grommr began and those people should be represented instead of a male cop figure.
Instead of removing the illustration outright (an image which depicts the diversity of the community and its interests) I agree with others and say replace it with the alternate version made by biggerisbest where the cop is photoshopped to resemble a forest ranger. A much better alternative than throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
Get it off!! It's disrespectful. Remove the cop.
Keep the cop
Remove the cop!! Remember...stonewall was a police riot... the cops have always existed to persecute black folks, suppress rebellion of any kind, and yes, suppress queerness and even kink!
Its got to go
What are symbols of fantasy to some are symbols of oppression to so many more in countless harmful ways. The cop has got to go.
Please REMOVE the cop
In addition to this it would be amazing if grommr could set up a donation project on their site and use outreach to mobilize (no pun intended) users to actively take care of others.
I want that cop obliterated.
remove cop live and legally
Remove the cop now
yes remove the cop!
yes remove this cop now
GainerArt_Biggerbest already made an alternative without a cop. You can find it on his Instagram biggerisbest7
+1 to this
If need be, remove the main page illustration outright.