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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.  

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  • Anthony

    It sounds like obvious discrimination, but I would like to see his ID picture.

    • Kam

      It’s in the video on the news website. Picture looks just like him. There should be no confusion.

  • Afrostyling

    Why cant people just stfu and do their jobs?

  • Tina

    He wasn’t turned away for being gay. They were uncertain if the person they were looking at was the person using the ID. If the person presented as a female they may have reasonably thought a female relative was trying to use ID.

  • Marisa

    LAWSUIT!!! since people are becoming more and more bold as hell with their bigotry then the backlash and consequences should be just as bold. I don’t care about your personal opinion on people’s race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. You are hired to do a job to your highest ability so that means SHUT COMPLETELY THE ENTIRE F*%K UP and do what you are paid to do. Unless Faux News, CNN, MSNBC, Huffington Post hired you nobody asked for your commentary, geez people these days just extra for no reason.

    • Lovely

      Thank You!!! Shut up do your job and keep it moving!!!

  • Jaslene

    I thought it was a woman too. Oop.

    • Marisa

      Don’t matter what he looks like the Librarian’s job was to hand him the damn books, that’s what the job required NOT Gender Identification.