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André’s story “Canadian stopped from entering US after officer read his Scruff profile”, leaves me feeling sad and angry. Discrimination towards the LGBTQ community, never seems to end. André is being rejected on the basis of a suspicion, that directly relates to his sexual orientation — which is the discrimination part of the story. He is a gay man who uses the internet, as most of us do, to interact, connect and be informed. The official, upon reviewing the sites, determined that use of them (and/or the wording) are evidence of André being an escort. The official could simply be misinformed or more personally and subjectively, expressing his own biases. There is no way for us to know, nor is there an ‘fix’ to this situation. And so it goes… the struggle never ends.

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