Lyft bans driver who kicked out a drag star for being gay

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Jay Rivera appeared on Season 9 of Logo reality series RuPaul’s Drag Race as the drag queen Aja.  The professional drag queen, who is set to star in the next season of Drag Race All Stars, was allegedly discriminated against and denied in service by taxi driver for their sexuality. The driver has now been suspended. Rivera’s partner, who goes by the name Lizard Lemon, reported about the incident via Twitter. After angry Drag Race fans barraged the company with complaints, Lyft asked the two to complain officially. Within hours, a spokesperson confirmed that the driver involved had been blocked from using the platform as Lyft wants to represent itself as an inclusive service and discrimination in any shape is unacceptable.Lyft drivers are classified as independent contractors instead of employees, and it is unclear if Lyft carried out a formal investigation process prior to the “deactivation”.

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