Matt Togni and his boyfriend Sumeet, got into the Uber on the night of San Francisco Pride. The couple kissed in the car, and Togni told Sumeet that he loved him, at which point the driver called them “disgusting.” He told them to get out. They were both shocked this was happening on Pride and at first they weren’t sure if they had misheard the driver. But after telling them to get out, the driver said,
“Fags rot in hell.“
The couple have reported the incident and are awaiting a reply from Uber. Various drivers for Uber have been suspended for refusing to drive same-sex couples and two women were subjected to homophobic abuse earlier this year and physical threats by their Uber driver in London. A driver who attempted to eject a lesbian couple from his car for kissing, while another Uber driver subjected a London passenger to an anti-gay rant.
But whether to be kind or to counteract this bad publicity, Uber last weekend offered free rides to and from LGBT venus and Pride events, in the wake of the Orlando Pulse mass shooting.
(via Pink News)