From a GOP candidate confronted with an anti-LGBT message to a gay couple who were denied an Airbnb, this week across the country | national | News

Virginia’s Leon Benjamin Sr. was confronted with an old anti-LGBT Facebook post, and an investigation was launched after a host denied a gay couple an Airbnb in Texas.

GOP candidate confronted by past anti-LGBT Facebook post

In his hopes of filling Virginia’s congressional seat, GOP candidate Leon Benjamin Sr. came under fire from MSNBC host Johnathon Capehart for his 2011 Facebook post.

In the post, Benjamin called LGBT people “sick” and accused them of being drug addicts and bipolar.

While appearing on Capehart’s ‘The Sunday Show’, the host asked Benjamin how he would be a ‘bridge’ during his run.

“You used the word unity. How is a bridge? How is this a unifier for Virginia’s 4th congressional district, which most likely has LGBTQ people in that district? asked Capehart, reported by The hill.

Benjamin went on to say that issues such as inflation, high crime, high gas prices and education were not marginalized issues.

Since the death of US Representative from Virginia, Donald McEachin, his seat has been open.

Airbnb investigates host who denied gay couple in Dallas

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Curtis Kimberlin Jr. and his boyfriend were booking a couples getaway to Dallas, Texas. when they were denied an Airbnb due to their sexual orientation.

In his TweeterKimberlin mentioned in a message with the host that he and her boyfriend would occupy the space, as well as the times they would check in. The host replied, “So I’m hosting two men who sleep together… right?”

Kimberlin said this led to the man refusing their request.

According to NBCDFWAirbnb said that “…the host has been suspended from the platform as it investigates the matter. Additionally, Airbnb has reached out to affected guests.

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