June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
This year, the biggest Gay Pride in France, the one in Paris, is postponed to November, but there are other ways to celebrate during Pride Month.
Since the first Gay Pride, more and more people are taking to the streets to defend their rights.
No matter what colour, flag, sexual orientation or gender identity we identify with, we all have the right to be proud of who we are. Nothing should stop that.
Unstoppable Pride 🏳️🌈
Our initiatives already in place
COVID-19 created additional challenges for the LGBTQIA+ community
We are mobilized for this community and offer 1800 trips and meals to victims of homophobia or transphobia at home in LGBTQIA+ shelters, in partnership with Le Refuge.
We don't tolerate discrimination of any kind. Last November, we introduced an anti-discrimination button in the application. It makes it easier to report any situation of discrimination suffered by passengers and drivers alike. The incident is then handled by our teams, who can decide to suspend access to the Uber account.
Partnership with SOS homophobia
By supporting the SOS homophobia prevention programs with which we have partnered over the past year, and by raising awareness among our users, passengers, and drivers, about living well together, we wish to contribute to the fight against discrimination suffered by the LGBTQIA+ community.
This year, several Gay Pride events will not be able to take place on the scheduled dates. The biggest Gay Pride in France, the one in Paris, has been postponed to November. But this is not a reason not to celebrate Pride month.
We encourage everyone to share their pride in the networks with #Pride2020.
Pride comes in all colors
We’re proud to help shine a spotlight on the different communities, flags, sexual orientations, and gender identities that represent some of the colors across the LGBTQIA+ community. *
An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or expression is different from cultural expectations based on the sex they were assigned at birth. Being transgender doesn’t imply any specific sexual orientation. Therefore, transgender people may identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, etc.
An adjective describing a person who doesn’t identify exclusively as a man or a woman. Non-binary people may identify as being both a man and a woman, being somewhere in between, or falling completely outside these categories. While many also identify as transgender, not all non-binary people do.
Genderqueer people typically reject notions of static categories of gender and embrace a fluidity of gender identity and, often, though not always, sexual orientation. People who identify as genderqueer may see themselves as being both male and female, being neither male nor female, or falling completely outside these categories.
Describes someone who has the potential for emotional, romantic, or sexual attraction to people of any gender, though not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way, or to the same degree.
A term people often use to express fluid identities and orientations. Often used interchangeably with "LGBTQ."
A polysexual person is someone who is sexually and/or romantically attracted to multiple genders but not all genders.
A person who is emotionally, romantically, or sexually attracted to members of the same gender.
An umbrella term encompassing many different genders of people who commonly don’t have a gender and/or have a gender that they describe as neutral.
A woman who is emotionally, romantically, or sexually attracted to other women.
The lack of a sexual attraction or desire for other people.
A person emotionally, romantically, or sexually attracted to more than one sex, gender, or gender identity, though not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way, or to the same degree.
An umbrella term used to describe a wide range of natural bodily variations. In some cases, these traits are visible at birth, and in others, they are not apparent until puberty. Some chromosomal variations of this type may not be physically apparent at all.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this is a person who doesn’t identify with a single fixed gender; of or relates to a person having or expressing a fluid or unfixed gender identity.
Allies to all
Our commitment to fostering a positive and exceptional workplace for every employee is based on respect, trust, collaboration, and allyship.
What’s an ally? An ally is someone who acts in support of other groups in pursuit of equality.
A few tips on how to be a successful ally:
Be a good listener
Listening to what others have to say without giving feedback is an important quality to help promote positive dialogue.
A good ally must acknowledge their own privilege and bias to create empathy. It’s important to educate yourself on proper language and ask questions when necessary.
It’s also important to ask questions to challenge assumptions on gender, orientation, and identity. You must speak up when witnessing unsupportive behavior.
The Uber community values the power of diversity and is proud to offer equal earning opportunities across the globe. Our commitment to working toward equal opportunity and inclusion is also woven throughout our employee culture and policies.
We know that progress is never finished and are honored to have received a 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign for the past 4 years.
Support along the way
To increase transparency and communication, we’ve launched our first-ever Gender Transition Guidelines for employees globally.
We’ve also worked toward higher inclusion for our transgender driver-partners, delivery partners, and employees by expanding our efforts to provide earning opportunities for transgender partners.
*The terms above were written by the Human Rights Campaign and Trans Student Educational Resources. Learn more by visiting hrc.org and transstudent.org. Permission to use this content is not intended as, or should not be considered, an endorsement of Uber by the Human Rights Campaign or Trans Student Educational Resources.