Right to Move.
Uber believes that everyone has the right to move freely, safely, and without fear. And that, not only in the month of June but year-round, everyone has a right to pride.
This year, we're committing to helping empower a better experience for our LGBTQIA+ community, and particularly the transgender community. It takes everyone, and we're starting with us.
Here's some of what we're already doing:
- We have Community Guidelines in place that explicitly prohibit discrimination
- Created a standalone option in our app to report discrimination
- Introduced transgender services for our employees to support their transgender journey
- Committed free rides and meals to nearly 20 NGO's globally, including the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Vida Alegre, Albert Kennedy Trust, and Casa Florescer with the support of TransEmpregos
And what we're working on:
- New product features for transgender Earners and Riders allowing them to use their self-identified chosen first name on our platform
- A fund to help cover the costs associated with updating one's name and gender on state and federal ID's and records
- LGBTQIA+ bystander education for our employees and everyone using our platform
- Listening, learning, and engaging with community members to better support those using our platform
We've put together a few tips to help empower more positive interactions - for everyone
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. *
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 6 years.
Support along the way
To increase transparency and communication, we launched our first-ever Gender Transition Guidelines for employees globally in 2019.
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.