Stories

What Pride means to Calgary drivers

September 2, 2017 / Calgary

To celebrate Pride in Calgary, drivers shared stories about what Pride means to them. These Uber partners come from all walks of life but are united by their passion for Calgary and the Pride community. Get to know them below.

Bradley T.

Growing up in Alberta, Bradley can testify that Calgary has made a huge improvement towards diversity, and is really happy to see how the city supports Pride today.

I remember the first time I went to the Parade, I felt like I was part of a weird and awesome family! It’s so important that we celebrate all of our diversity.

Kent H.

Involved in the LGBTQ community with Calgary Pride and multiple associations, Uber partner Kent views Pride as an opportunity to celebrate diversity and acceptance.

When my son came out to me identifying as transgender, it was a happy day because I could see he was able to be his true self, which makes me so proud.

My message is simple: people are people, and love is love.

Our communities are brighter places when we support one another, and Pride is a great reminder to do just that. Please join us in celebrating the LGBTQ community and #RideWithPride this weekend.

Brock F.

When Brock came out of the closet 5 years ago, it was hard to accept who he truly was. When he attended the Parade for the first time, it helped him do so because he could feel all the acceptance and support Calgary has to offer.

Pride is very important to me, as it symbolizes unity and togetherness. You should never be afraid or ashamed of who you are—be proud of who you are, you have a whole community to support you!