‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ alum Aja kicked out of Lyft for kissing boyfriend

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Aja, real name Jay Rivera, and his boyfriend claim they were kicked out of a Lyft for kissing.

Aja’s boyfriend, whose Twiter handle is Lizard Lemon, recounted the alleged incident tweeting, “Me and @ajaqueen were told to get out a @lyft for being gay. Not kidding. The driver asked us to leave after kissing. In New York City. Really really disappointing.”

Lyft, who received the Human Right’s Campaign’s Corporate Equality Award this year, told Gay Star News the driver has been fired from the company.

“We have zero tolerance for any type of discrimination on our platform, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming community,” a spokesperson for Lyft told Gay Star News. “What is being described here is against our terms of service and our values as a company. 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.”

Aja will compete on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3.”

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