A gay man says that an Airbnb host in
Austin rejected him because of his sexual orientation.
Buddy Fisher told KHOU that the host
canceled his booking because he's gay.
The Houston man booked a room in
downtown Austin for next month's Pride festival.
“It asked me when I started the
process why I was coming to Austin, and I told them I was going to
Austin for the Pride festival,” Fisher
“It charged me the appropriate
amount. Then about an hour later, I get a notice from Airbnb that
the reservation was canceled.”
The host sent him a message which read,
“No LGBT people please..... I do not support people who are against
Fisher said that the incident upset him
because “I don't feel like I don't support humanity.”
Airbnb apologized for the incident and
said that it has removed the lister from its service.