McDonald’s tells applicant Zikerria Bellamy: “We do not hire faggots.”

TLDEF press relese

New York, New York — Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund today filed a Complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations against an Orlando McDonald’s restaurant for refusing to hire 17-year-old Zikerria Bellamy because she is transgender.

On July 10, 2009, Ms. Bellamy applied online for a job at a McDonald’s restaurant in Orlando, Florida. On July 28, after managers at McDonald’s learned that Zikerria is transgender, she received a voicemail message from one of the managers telling her, “You will not get hired. We do not hire faggots.” She was never allowed to interview for a job. Read the press release at transgenderlegal.org

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