We can't believe this type of discrimination exists in 2016…
On Tuesday, YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous was detained at the Dubai airport because she's transgender.
Kylie Jenner's friend says she was stopped at immigration where authorities told her:
"I was told you are transgender. You cannot come into the country."
Although the LGBT icon — whose birth name is Gregory Lazzarato — says her passport reflects her transition, Dubai officials say otherwise. They say her passport identifies her as a man.
Sadly, being transgender in the country is a crime where one can spend up to a year in jail.
Gigi is doing her best to get back her passport, and to get out of the country.
We just hope this story doesn't discourage anyone from being their true self.
[Image via WENN.]
Talk about squad goals!
These YouTube stars clearly roll deep, even at the Streamy Awards!!
We EXCLUSIVELY caught up with Tyler Oakley, Hannah Hart, Cameron Dallas, Mamrie Hart, Anna Akana, Matthew Santoro, Laci Green, Brittany Furlan, Gigi Gorgeous, and more on the red carpet Thursday night.
And we obviously had to ask them to each dish on their top picks for their ideal YouTuber group.
Unsurprisingly, co-host Grace Helbig's name came up more than just a couple times!
And we'll just let you guess which stars chose to only include their Internet-famous pets…
So, watch the full clip (above) and find out!!
P.S. CLICK HERE to check out our EXCLUSIVE photo shoot with Gigi Gorgeous!
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Still can't get enough of Gigi Gorgeous??
As you may or may not know, Gigi scored her first nomination in the Beauty Vlogger category this year, so what better way to celebrate than with a look at her smokin' spread!
We love the way she transitions from punk goth in her Femme LA top and Kanye Flannel to her ultra glam House Of CB bandage look.
And be sure to ch-ch-check out the BTS clip from her editorial to get a real feel for her style, what it was like to work with Kylie Jenner, and more!!
So press PLAY (below)!
P.S. Be sure to tune into the Streamy Awards Thursday night at 10/9 central on VH1!
P.P.S. CLICK HERE to check out our EXCLUSIVE photo shoot with Scream's Connor Weil!
[Image via Angelo Kritikos.]
We have SO been looking forward to this!
You know, besides the blonde bombshell starring in one of the 18-year-old's first makeup tutorials on the Kylie Jenner Official app.
Except this time, we're seeing the born-to-be BFFs putting each other to the test!
Well, the taste test, that is!
Both ladies were asked to go grocery shopping and pick out new foods to feed to each other while blindfolded.
So, how good are these social media stars' taste buds?? Ch-ch-check out the EXCLUSIVE teaser clip (below) and find out!
Gigi Lazzarato is the epitome of gorgeous!
And it's not just because that's how she's known on YouTube and all over social media!
The 23-year-old trans vlogger is also an activist in the LGBT community, and through her beauty tutorials has inspired others to feel beautiful no matter what!
It's definitely no wonder she has almost two million subscribers! Or that she's friends with Miley Cyrus and the Happy Hippie Foundation!
Of course, that in no way means things have been easy for Gigi. In fact, she revealed in a recent interview that it was actually the loss of her mother which inspired her to transition.
"I never got to say it to her face. [Her death] made me realize, 'Life is too short to not do what you want to do. Let's become the most authentic you that you can be.'"
The stunner's 100% right.
Gigi even continued, confessing: