Hola, I was checking to see if someone in my building is using AirB*b for renting out part of his apartment and I noticed one thing about that corporation’s website.
Even though we’ve been told by some wishful-thinking idiots that, “Gay is now Mainstream,” like nearly all other companies and their advertising, San Francisco-based AirB*b doesn’t have any concept of gay people. We Queers don’t exist in their world — and again, this company’s headquarters are in San Francisco — looking at their website advertising. That tells me that they are put-off by GLBTQ people and ashamed of us otherwise we would be shown in images on their website the way they show the many “straight” white couples. Clearly, AirB*b is a very heteronormative corporation. Except for two images (a female in one image and a guy in another), they feature “straight” and mostly white couples on their site. The people in the images make it quite obvious they’re “straight,” (needy her hanging onto him, for example) and/or couples with children. And they look just like the “straight” couples flaunting their sexuality in our Queer faces in San Francisco’s Castro.
On AirB*b’s website you will see no Queer couples. No Gay boys (other than perhaps closet cases who are with a female and being heteronormative). No Lesbian couples, no Trans.
Just like the images that I’ve seen shown on the websites for most of these greedy developer’s over-inflated Luxury Designer Condos (Dahling), all couples are “straight” and white, even for the new buildings in San Francisco’s Castro. It’s expecting way too much here at the end of 2015 to see GLBTQs couples advertised/promoted on greedy developer’s sites even for The Castro (the former gay mecca).
I just wanted to point this out and ask:
Why are Queers/GLBTQs using this company for any reason when we don’t exist in this company’s heteronormative world? Don’t the GLBTQs using this company have any self respect, ethics, or standards whatsoever? Or is the Almighty Dollar all that’s important to them in this shallow and superficial society, where most people stand for nothing? Based on their website advertising, AirB*b only want “straights” and mostly white couples using their services. ¡Basura! Chau.—el barrio rosa