Florida college student says he was denied library laptop for being gay

By Eric W. Dolan
Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:41 EDT
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A student at Florida Atlantic University says he was not allowed to rent a laptop from the school’s library because he is gay.

Senior Abdul Asquith told WPTV he tried to check out the laptop to study last Wednesday, but the librarian said his photo ID did not match his appearance or voice.

The librarian told Asquith he appeared to be a woman. His university ID states he is male.

Asquith said the experience was distressing and embarrassing.

Though he sometimes dresses in a more feminine way, he said he was only wearing a FAU hoodie and shorts.

Watch video, courtesy of WPTV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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