YouTube Star Gigi Gorgeous Was Detained In Dubai Because She’s Transgender!

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We can’t believe this type of discrimination exists in 2016├óΓé¼┬ª

On Tuesday, YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous was detained at the Dubai airport because she’s transgender.

Related: Gigi Gorgeous Opens Up About Being Her ‘Most Authentic’ Self

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.]

Aug 9, 2016 8:51pm PDT

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