Hosts are specifically banned from being unfriendly to anyone. So this should be redundant. However, I have seen hosts specifically mention as such within their listing.
Frankly, I'm money friendly. You pay me, don't do anything illegal or against my house rules and I don't care after that. Thats your choice, it doesn't affect me in the least.
Officially, hosts are banned from being unfriendly to anyone. Unfortunatey, in real life that is not always the case. This is especially true when traveling to other countries around the world, where being a member of the LGBTQ+ community is very difficult. This is also true when traveling in smaller conservative cities in the US. As a gay Airbnb traveller and host, I would welcome an extra filter - especially in today's political climate.
guests should feel comfortable in the hosts home whoever they are.
Hosts could put an advert on LGBT+ sites to attract guests from that community if they wish to do so....however..I am not so sure on AirBnb we should be having all these "stickers" to show we are friendly with all sorts of different groups. ..gay friendly,children friendly,pet friendly, culturally diverse friendly, ...where does it end ?
@Kevin I actually disagree and don't think it should be allowed to be stated at all. Why should this be necessary? Where does it stop? Adding that you are heterosexual friendly? American friendly? Asian friendly? The whole point of Airbnb having the non-discriminatory policy is to ensure everyone regardless or race/gender/sexual orientation is welcome. My view is that by adding these sorts of 'x group is welcome' you are actually allowing discriminaton to creep back in - even if it is by positive discrimination. As a heterosexual, if it says LGBT+ friendly, do I assume they are NOT hetersosexual friendly?
I actually agree with you! There has been (largely in the past), a discrimination towards LGBT individuals. My point was only to ensure their comfort if they are sharing a home with someone else. Not everyone has the same point of view. I was just starting the conversation.
Yes, Good idea, however it doesn't mean that gay guests are going to be any better than straight guests, in terms of looking after the apartment, cleanliness following house rules etc. I think it will be a good idea because it will indicate that this niche market are welcome to stay at your apartment. However, just because someone is gay doesn't mean that they are going to be better or worse than any other guests regardless of their sexuality and gender. If guests follow your house rules etc, that makes for a good guest.