We started Lyft, in part, as an experiment to demonstrate that humanity is built on the beautifully simple idea of taking care of each other.
We are committed to making each ride inclusive – creating a conscientious community where all of our drivers and passengers feel welcome, comfortable, and respected. Following the heinous act of hate in Orlando on June 12, the importance of Pride month and our commitment to the LGBTQ community has never been stronger.
We supported our Orlando family when it responded as a force for good, bringing people to safety during and immediately following the crisis, providing free transportation to and from the main trauma center, delivering food and drinks to those donating blood, and volunteering to staff the help hotline.
Throughout the month, we also invited all employees, drivers, and ambassadors to join Lyft in celebrating love and unity around the country as we rallied to show that we are #bettertogether.
But June isn’t the only time of year to champion equality: people should never need to worry about their safety when getting around because of who they are or whom they love. We are thrilled to partner with SAVE, a Florida-based organization dedicated to protecting and supporting the LGBTQ community, advocating for equal rights for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and speaking up against hate and intolerance.
We are also pleased to support the work of Equality Federation, the national partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ policy. From employment protections to marriage rights to blood donation, equal policies are critical to building the future we want. Together, we can promote a culture that embraces and protects all.
We stand proud in our embrace of and love for the LBGTQ community. We encourage the entire Lyft community to share that love and support equality for all, not just because of Pride, but because everyone should have the right to be who they are.