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McDonald's jobseeker told: 'We do not hire faggots'

Tue 8 Dec 2009 In: International News View at NDHA

A 17-year-old transgender jobseeker in Florida is filing a complaint with the state's Human Rights Commission after she was told "we do not hire faggots" by the manager of a McDonald's branch. Jobseeker: Zikerria Bellamy "I just wanted to earn to some money and was willing to work hard at this job," says Zikerria Bellamy, who was born male but has been living as a female for about six years. "In the current economy, jobs are really hard to find. I never expected to be judged on who I am, instead of being judged on whether I can do the job." A recording of the McDonald's manager's phone message has surfaced on YouTube (shown below). The company's spokepeople said McDonald's will issue a statement about the incident soon.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Tuesday, 8th December 2009 - 6:45pm

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