Florida Atlantic University senior Abdul Asquith just wanted to get some studying done, but was instead confronted with one university librarian's bigotry after she refused to loan him a laptop to work on because she thought he looked too feminine.
After looking at his student ID, Asquith says the librarian told him, “You sound, look and act like a girl and in this ID is a man; therefore, I’m not giving you a laptop."
Asquith, an LGBT student, had to go through three other librarians before he was able to borrow a laptop.
"I was distraught, for one. And I was embarrassed because of the students that were behind me [in line]," Asquith said, adding that he decided to share his story so that daily incidents of anti-LGBT intolerance don't go unreported.
"If I don't speak out, who is going to speak out? People need to start speaking out and addressing [discrimination] every time this happens," he said.
The university has yet to comment on the matter.