Anti-LGBT hosts will be removed from Airbnb unless they commit to change


Airbnb users must sign an anti-discrimination pledge or have their account cancelled.

The online accommodation service, which allows hosts to rent out properties or rooms to holidaymakers, introduced the Community Commitment over the weekend to help tackle discrimination.

It reads: “You commit to treat everyone – regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or age – with respect, and without judgement or bias.”

Users who don’t agree to the new terms will have their account, bookings and listings cancelled and be “unable to host or book using Airbnb”, although they’ll still be able to browse the website.

It comes amid growing reports of people being turned away from properties because of their sexuality or gender identity, something the company has been trying to tackle since it began.

Last year, the company released a video titled “Love Is Welcome Here” which celebrated several LGBT couples and shared their stories and fears of discrimination when travelling to other countries.



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