YouTube star denied entry to Dubai for being transgender

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Dubai officials held the YouTuber for five hours.

Gigi Gorgeous was detained for five hours in Dubai because she is transgender, according to the YouTube star's social media posts. 

While it's unclear why the lifestyle vlogger was headed to the region, according to TMZ, Gorgeous, who was born Gregory Lazzarato, said her passport was changed to reflect her gender identity, but Dubai officials disagreed. 

Fans reacted swiftly to the news.

After being held and separated from her passport, Gorgeous described the experiences as "one of the scariest moments" in her entire life. Just the day before, Gorgeous had Instagrammed about being somewhere "dope" soon, presumably Dubai.

Where's somewhere you dream of traveling? I'll be on a plane somewhere DOPE soon🙆🏼

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Gorgeous told her fans she's now somewhere "much more accepting."
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