Oh yeah. You’d better believe it. This happened to me only a few years ago. And, in Santa Cruz, CA of all places. One of the most liberal places in the U.S. So, it does happen. And, everywhere.
As you can see, there are folks right here on this board who clearly don’t have an appreciation for what we go through even in the 21st century. My partner and I won’t book anywhere unless we can be 100% sure we won’t face any awkwardness or discomfort from ignorant hosts. Nothing ruins a holiday faster than a host you have to tip toe around because he or she doesn’t “approve of your lifestyle.”
I don’t care to get into a debate with folks here about what it feels like to have to spend your life defending who you are, so i will let you all know that for business reasons, be careful not to do or say anything that might alienate particular demographics, because it can cost you bookings. Air is based in San Francisco and is very, very sensitive about any hint of discriminatory behavior among hosts. I am sure y’all have read stories like this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/30/airbnb-gay-couple-discrimination-_n_7183806.html