More and more people are using Airbnb to find a place to stay when they head out of town.

But a Houston man says when he booked a room in Austin, he was quickly rejected because he was gay.

Buddy Fisher is that man, and he says he was shocked and hurt by what happened. Fisher is sharing his story to warn others.

Fisher went looking for a room in Austin Wednesday morning.

"It asked me when I started the process why I was coming to Austin, and I told them I was going to Austin for the pride festival," he said.

He found a place downtown that was perfectly located and well-appointed and one that had beautiful views of the capital city.

"It charged me the appropriate amount. Then about an hour later, I get a notice from Airbnb that the reservation was cancelled," Fisher said.

That's when the lister -- named Wasif -- sent him the message: "No LGBT people, please. I do not support people who are against humanity. Sorry."

Houston man says when he booked a room in Austin, he was quickly rejected because he was gay.
Houston man says when he booked a room in Austin, he was quickly rejected because he was gay.

"It really really upset me, because I don't feel like I don't support humanity," Fisher said.

Fisher says Airbnb quickly apologized for the actions of the lister, but Fisher says it's just part of a bigger problem.

"It felt like we've been going in the right direction, but then something like this happens," he said. “It's like you take five steps forward then two steps back."

Fisher says he's still planning to go. Airbnb has given him a list of other options for that weekend in August.

He just hopes people who open their homes to others are more accepting of people needing a place to stay.

Airbnb has a zero tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind. On Wednesday, it immediately removed the lister and said he can no longer put properties onto Airbnb.