TEP condemns Uber driver's anti-gay assault on Memphis businessman
Contact: Ginger Leonard, (901) 461-0891
Memphis, TN: Memphis businessman Ray Rico experienced an anti-gay assault on Friday night by an Uber driver after a disagreement over bringing food into the driver's car. Mr. Rico reports that the driver called him "faggot." Rico then ended the trip and attempted to hail another Uber driver. The same driver appeared using a different profile on the app. The driver unleashed another string of epithets at Rico. After Rico took pictures of the car license plate the driver backed the vehicle into him.
The Tennessee Equality Project is a statewide organization that advances the rights of Tennessee's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.