Across the globe, the Uber community is made up of diverse, creative, and bright individuals that we’re proud to stand by everyday. We’re honored to shine the spotlight on just a few of our fearless employees and partners in the LGBTQIA+ community this year.
Ana, Uber Employee
Ana’s journey has made her resilient and relatable to so many members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Now a fierce leader within the Uber LGTBQIA+ community, Ana had to overcome discrimination to get to where she is today.
Rodrigo, Uber Employee
Growing up with a religious family in Brazil, there was no room for Rodrigo to explore his sexuality. But during college, he began doing research for a professor about LGBTQIA+ students who had suffered from violence.
As an asexual, Vietnamese-American, Heather is a force to be reckoned with on and off the road. When she’s not driving, Heather spends her time pursuing an acting career with the interest in bringing stories of powerful women to light.
Dom, Uber Employee
From an early age, Dom knew she was different from her friends. And in some ways, that may have made coming out a little easier, because many of her friends and family had already been suspecting.
Ndu, Uber Employee
It took many years for Ndu, born and raised in a conservative South African town, to fully embrace his true self. He looks back on his time at an all-boys high school and remembers how the environment was extremely homophobic. It wasn’t until after university that Ndu felt confident enough to identify as bisexual. When he was asked why he didn’t come out earlier, he explained: “It was self-preservation, to an extent. I didn’t want to lose family, friends, or close networks.”
Lana, Uber Employee
Lana’s journey has been an evolution, both personally and professionally. At her previous job, Lana came out as gay, but struggled with relationships and the fear of not being accepted by her previous co-workers.
Originally from Jamaica, Francois is currently a model and Uber driver-partner in New York City. “A lot of LGBTQIA+ people drive for Uber in New York City because it’s so hard to find employment where you’re actually accepted for who you are,” Francois explained.
Georgie, Driver and Delivery Partner
Growing up with a father in the military, Georgie’s family was constantly on the move. Originally from Arkansas, Georgie experienced harsh criticism from a very young age.
Trevor, Uber Employee
For some people, self-expression can be difficult. But for Trevor, showing his full-self comes naturally. Day in and day out, Trevor brings his caring heart and authentic personality to the table and expressing his gender identity is no different.
Dyan, Uber Employee
Sometimes finding your place within the LGBTQIA+ community can be a challenge–no one knows that better than Dyan, a queer Filipino-American. In her teenage years, Dyan struggled with being boxed into one identity.
Ana Karen, Uber Employee
One word to describe Ana Karen would be, courageous. Born and raised in Puebla, Mexico, Ana Karen grew up in a society with a lot of prejudices regarding the LGBTQIA+ community. But with the love of her family, she has embraced her truth.
Robert, Uber Employee
In London, Robert is a trailblazer within the Uber LGBTQIA+ community. Although his support is essential to the community, it hasn’t always been easy identifying as gay.
Amanda, Uber Employee
Deeply ingrained in the Uber LGBTQIA+ community, Amanda knows that there is no finish line to progress. “The greatest thing anyone could ever learn is to love and be loved in return,” she says.
Over the years, Elijah has struggled to find his self-confidence. Raised as a girl, he always identified with the rainbow flag, but never quite felt like he knew his place within the LGBTQIA+ community.
Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, Jacob’s childhood and high school years were painful at times. Whether he was being bullied on the bus, or felt ostracized by his peers, Jacob never felt truly safe.