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Wednesday 09 November 2016


Airbnb no longer tolerates anti-LGBTI users

Posted in: New Zealand Daily News
By GayNZ.com Daily News staff - 3rd November 2016

In response to recent incidents of homophobia and racism, Airbnb has announced that all users must now sign an anti-discrimination pledge if they wish to use the site.

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The accommodation service was a major sponsor of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras last year and launched a campaign for the occasion called ‘Host With Pride’.

This year a number of users have reported receiving rejection messages from hosts basing decisions solely on their sexuality or gender identity, including author Shadi Petosky who was told that because she is transgender she may make the host’s 13 son uncomfortable.

The “community commitment” aims to “fight bias and discrimination in the Airbnb community” and asks users to commit to treating everyone without judgement or bias, regardless of “sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability or age.”

Users who don’t sign the commitment will on longer be able to host or book using the service.

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