Gigi Gorgeous Detained in Dubai Airport for Being Transgender

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Canadian model Gigi Gorgeous said she was detained at Dubai airport for five hours Tuesday because she is transgender.

She opened up about the horrifying ordeal on Instagram, writing:

“Yesterday was one of the scariest moments of my entire life and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone. How you can be denied entry somewhere just because of who you are is seriously disgusting and also very scary. This further proves the need for CHANGE.”

Gigi told TMZ, that at the time she was being detained an immigration officer told her, “I was told you are transgender. You cannot come into the country.” The “imitation of women by men” is illegal in Dubai.

Thank goodness she made it out safely.

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