Lyft have fired a driver for kicking out a RuPaul’s Drag Race queen and his boyfriend for kissing in a car.
Aja, from season 9, is about to appear in the next season of All Stars.
Her boy name is Jay Rivera. Her boyfriend, who goes by Lizard Lemon, were removed from the rideshare service cab at 1am on 12 December in New York City.
‘[We] were told to get out a Lyft for being gay. Not kidding.’
‘Me and Aja were told to get out a Lyft for being gay. Not kidding,’ he claimed on Twitter.
‘The driver asked us to leave after kissing. In New York City. Really really disappointing.’
The couple were then forced to walk home to their apartment in Queens.
Receiving support online
Receiving support on Twitter, one said: ‘You guys didn’t deserve that I’m so sorry baby.’
Another said: ‘WTF Oh my God I’m a Lyft driver and I would never kick anyone out for anything like that.
‘I’m so so sorry they did that to you.’
A Lyft spokesperson told Gay Star News: ‘We have zero tolerance for any type of discrimination on our platform, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming community.
‘What is being described here is against our terms of service and our values as a company.
‘We have zero tolerance for any type of discrimination’
‘As soon as this incident was brought to our attention, we reached out to the passengers to offer our support.
‘The driver has been deactivated from the Lyft platform.’
In September, the Human Rights Campaign bestowed its Corporate Equality Award to Lyft.
‘Lyft has been a strong ally to the LGBTQ community, both with its inclusive internal policies for employees and its public positions supporting pro-equality legislation and policies across the country,’ said Deena Fidas, director of the Workplace Equality Program at HRC.