LGBTQ Nation.Klenke, who is only 5’2″ and 125 pounds, was able to escape by rolling onto his back and pushing away from the attacker with his feet.

Klenke suffered a black eye, bruises and scratches to his face during the attack. After escaping, Klenke called an Uber. But after informing the driver that he had just been attacked and that he was transgender, the driver got out of the car and demanded Klenke exit, telling him to leave or be forcibly removed from the car.Klenke reported the incident to Uber, which refunded his cancellation fee and is investigating the incident. “What Syre reported is heartbreaking and something nobody should ever have to experience,” an Uber spokesperson told a Los Angeles-based newspaper in an email. “Uber does not tolerate discrimination of any kind and we will take the appropriate action.”Klenke said he has been in contact with Denver Police, who are investigating the incident.He expressed shock that anti-LGBTQ incidents occurred in a city like Denver, which has laws prohibiting — at least in theory — discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.