Abdul Asquith is a senior at Florida Atlantic University and recently attempted to borrow a laptop from the school’s library, unfortunately a librarian refused to loan it to him. According to Asquith, the librarian thought he looked too feminine after he showed his school i.d.
Asquith says the librarian told him, “You sound, look and act like a girl and in this ID is a man; therefore, I’m not giving you a laptop.”
It took Asquith 3 tries, with 3 separate librarians before he was able to borrow a laptop.
“I was distraught, for one. And I was embarrassed because of the students that were behind me [in line],” Asquith said, adding that he decided to share his story so that daily incidents of anti-LGBT intolerance don’t go unreported.
“If I don’t speak out, who is going to speak out? People need to start speaking out and addressing [discrimination] every time this happens,” he said
The university has not made a comment about the incident.