Corprate Bias Ratings
Bumble, Inc., an online dating site, does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees and requires users abide by its values and guidelines. Users cannot delete the app without clicking the "I agree" statement. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Bumble provides training and education on LGBTQ+ equality and allyship, partnered with GLAAD, and offers inclusive gender identity options. Bumble published an article in support of the BLM movement in 2020, Bumble's CEO openly advocates in opposition of the abortion ban, and Bumble has released new inclusive profile badges. Bumble has partnered with The Trevor Project, My Sistah's House, Equality Texas, and Trans Lifeline. Bumble has also made financial contributions to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and set up a relief fund in support of women seeking abortions in Texas. For these reasons, Bumble receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Bumble does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Bumble openly celebrates Pride Month and has posted various articles on LGBTQ+ education and resources (1). Bumble openly welcomes the LGBTQ+ community to use its platform and provides training and education on LGBTQ+ equality and allyship (2). Bumble partnered with GLAAD and offers inclusive gender identity options on its dating platform (3). Bumble published an article in 2020 announcing standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and Bumble’s CEO published an article in opposition to the abortion ban (4). Bumble released new profile badges including reproductive rights, LGBTQIA+, and Black Lives Matter (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Bumble partnered with The Trevor Project, “…donating $0.01 for every match made with the designated card…” Bumble, Inc. has made donations to My Sistah’s House, an LGBTQ+ temporary housing shelter, Equality Texas an LGBTQ+ advocacy program, and Trans Lifeline a trans support hotline (1)(2). Bumble made financial contributions to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood and set up a relief fund in support of the reproductive rights of women seeking abortions in Texas (3)(4).
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September 29, 2023
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