Pride: Support for the LGBTQ+ community
Our ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion
Donating to causes
Lyft riders contribute just a few dollars each month, but together, we are making a big difference.
We’re helping to record and preserve the stories of LGBTQ+ communities in partnership with StoryCorps.
Our Gender and Inclusion Policy lays out comprehensive protections and benefits for Lyft employees.
Pronoun options for riders
The Lyft app now offers a range of optional pronouns to demonstrate our support for transgender and non-binary riders.
How to update your pronoun
Visit the ‘Menu’ in your Lyft app, tap ‘View Profile,’ then tap ‘Personal info,’ select your pronoun, and tap ‘Save.’
Assistance for transitioning drivers
We’ve partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality to provide drivers assistance with changing the name and gender designation on their driver’s license.
ROUND UP & DONATE
Millions raised for LGBTQ+ causes
Supporting LGBTQ+ equality
We first partnered with the Human Rights Campaign to commemorate Pride in June 2017. Since then, Lyft passengers have made more than 5 million individual donations through our Round Up & Donate feature and over $3 million has been donated to the HRC.
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Defending and preserving civil liberties
For over 100 years, the ACLU has defended the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Since July 2017, Lyft passengers have donated more than $2 million to them through the Round Up & Donate feature.
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Preservation of LGBTQ+ history
Partnership with StoryCorps
We have provided major support to StoryCorps’ Stonewall OutLoud campaign — a participatory initiative to record the powerful, varied experiences of LGBTQ+ elders before they are lost to history. Each of these interviews will become a permanent part of American history at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Equality in the workplace
HRC Corporate Equality Award
The award recognizes Lyft’s exceptional commitment to equality for the LGBTQ+ community. Lyft’s Gender Inclusion & Affirmation Policy sets a high bar for workplace equality and will be a model for other companies when reviewing their own policies. The new policy was created by members of Lyft’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group, LyftOUT, and lays out comprehensive protections and benefits for Lyft employees in a clear and courageous way.
The Progress Initiative and Lyft
Wrapping Lyft rides in Pride
Daniel Quasar created the Progress Pride Flag to include the original flag’s colors, as well as the trans flag stripes (light blue, light pink, white), stripes to represent those who are further marginalized (brown, black), and a stripe for those lost to AIDS (black). With its new arrow shape, the hoist of the flag beautifully illustrates the forward movement we’ve made, while it sits on the left side to show there’s still much to be done. We are proud to feature Daniel’s beautiful design in the Lyft app during city-wide Pride celebrations this year.
Learn more about the Progress Pride Flag and the Progress Initiative