Move with Pride.
During Pride Month—and every month—we believe that everyone has the right to move freely, safely, and without fear.
We’re dedicated to supporting our community to live an open and authentic life, to love whomever and however they want, and to feel empowered to speak their truth.
Here are some initiatives that we are currently working on:
- In spring 2021, we promoted AAPI educational content from Right To Be (formerly Hollaback!) in support of the Stop Asian Hate movement. We then committed to partnering on future community-specific education sessions with Right To Be.
- As part of our 2021 Right to Pride initiative, we are committed to using our global reach, technology, and data to help empower the LGBTQIA+ community; create a safer, more inclusive company; and be a faithful ally to the communities we serve. We leveraged the subject matter expertise from Right To Be and National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) to create a new transgender-specific bystander allyship workshop. Register for the launch workshop in June here.
- Uber’s Help Center has a standalone discrimination reporting option to make it easier for riders and drivers to report incidents. You can find it in the Uber app and at help.uber.com.
- Our updated display name settings make it easier to support transgender and nonbinary drivers and delivery people who would like to display their chosen or affirmed name in the app. They can now do this and receive support through a dedicated Help node.
- Our Community Guidelines explicitly prohibit discrimination, and everyone who uses the Uber app plays a part in helping make each experience feel safe, respectful, and positive. We will continue to ensure that everyone using our platform understands what’s expected when using our apps and commits to the guidelines.
- All customer support agents are given specialized training on bias and discrimination, with a focus on how to support transgender drivers and couriers. This enhances our processes of handling potential discrimination incidents.
- We’ve continued our ongoing commitments to providing free rides and meals to nearly 20 NGOs globally, including the Albert Kennedy Trust, New York City Anti-Violence Project, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
- We listen to, learn from, and engage with community members to better support those using our platform—and will continue to do so.
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.
We are committed to helping to create a community that treats everyone equally and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or racism of any kind. Every time you ride, drive, order or deliver with Uber, you’re renewing your commitment to our Community Guidelines and agree to treat others with dignity and respect.
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.
*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.