Meet the People Fired for Being LGBT in 2013

These 11 people represent only those who went public about their termination for being LGBT in the past year.

BY Sunnivie Brydum

December 18 2013 5:30 AM ET

Bradley Kindrick, employee at 7-Eleven in Virginia Beach, Va., until March:

Bradley Kindrick says he was working the overnight shift at a 7-Eleven in Virginia Beach on March 24 when a man entered the convenience store twice around 2 a.m. According to Kindrick, the man pinned Kindrick against a wall and assaulted him by forcibly kissing him. 

After Kindrick reported the assault, he says, his managers at the 7-Eleven fired him. Officials with the convenience store denied that Kindrick's dismissal was related to the assault or his sexuality, claiming Kindrick showed up to work drunk. 

"I think because I am openly homosexual, I think that they think maybe somebody would come in and do it again," Kindrick told local NBC affiliate WAVY. "I think that they made up a reason to let me go because they didn't want stuff like that happening at that store, and they felt like if they kept me, something like that would happen."

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