Long-haul truck drivers already face plenty of dangers on the road, but if you also happen to be a gay couple or a trans woman emerging from the cab at a gas station or rest stop, these can potentially expand to discrimination, violence, and hate.

That’s why Shelle Lichti, a 25-year veteran of the trucking industry, created an online community for the disparate and wide-ranging truckers who identify as LGBTQ. 

Lichti was one of six panelists Uber Freight brought Thursday to its San Francisco offices to speak about driving, technology, and identity. When Lichti came out, she was told she was supposed to look like the assigned stereotype of a lesbian trucker: flannel shirts and combat boots. “It doesn’t matter your orientation to get the job done,” she said. Read more…

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