Postmates Fleet Pride 2020
Every June, Postmates celebrates our LGBTQIA+ Fleet members by honoring Pride Month and bringing awareness to the ongoing fight for equality and justice in this country. While there’s much to applaud this year–including the Supreme Court’s recent decision shielding gay and transgender employees from workplace discrimination–the current reckoning taking place in regards to systemic racism and inequality make all too clear that there’s no Pride for some of us without the liberation of all of us. The recent murders of two Black trans women serve as painful reminders that there’s still a very long way to go before every gay and trans person can live freely, equally, and openly.
This Pride Month, we are focused on celebrating the progress that’s been made for the LGBTQIA+ community we know and love in a way that reflects the dynamic diversity of our Fleet by representing the intersectionality of gay and transgender issues. Here’s what we did:
- Transcend Conversation with Activist Ebony Harper: Ebony Harper, Director of California TRANScends and founder of the National Alliance for Trans Liberation and Advancement, taught Postmates Fleet members about the history of LGBTQIA+ rights, intersectionality, and how Pride relates to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Because every one of us should be involved in this fight — whether you’re a member of the queer community or not — she emphasized the importance of activism and showing up as allies, neighbors, and friends.
- Drag Out the Vote with Brita Filter: Drag queen Brita Filter of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame joined us for an afternoon of virtual lip-syncs and dance performances in support of Drag Out the Vote, a nonpartisan, nonprofit whose mission is to educate, register, and turn out voters with the art and activism of drag.
- ‘Show Us Your Pride’ Photo Contest: All week long, Fleet members submitted photos of how they are living proudly and boldly.