Dubai, Aug 10, Gigi Gorgeous a transgender model , is being detained at the Dubai airport because she used to be a man.
Gigi said that the immigration officer told her, “I was told you are transgender. You cannot come into the country.”
Canadian Model Gigi Gorgeous has shared an emotional post on Instagram after airport personnel in Dubai detained her for several hours because she is transgender.
“After being detained and held at the Dubai airport for over five hours, this was the moment my baby came to rescue me.” Gorgeous captioned a photograph embracing friend Nats Getty.
She continued “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 was born Gregory Lazzarato, but says her passport has been updated since she transitioned … it now reads “Gigi Loren.”
Airport police have a different story. They say the passport describes her as a male and the passport photo shows Gigi as a female. Gigi tells us that’s simply not true.
Gigi is currently trying to leave the country but airport officials are still holding her passport.