Houston man rejected by Austin Airbnb lister for being gay

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After Houston’s Buddy Fisher booked himself an Airbnb in Austin for the city’s Pride festival, he soon received a “cancellation” notice from the site.

According to KVUE, that’s when the lister named Wasif sent him a message that read: “No LGBT people, please. I do not support people who are against humanity. Sorry.”

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Fisher said Airbnb quickly apologized and has removed the lister who is no longer allowed to put properties on the site. Though Fisher said he’s upset about the incident, he told KVUE he is still planning to come to Austin.

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