Uber Offers Free Rides to 272 LGBT Venues This Weekend In Wake Of Orlando Shooting

This weekend, Uber is offering free rides of $20 or less to riders in some 41 cities in the United States and Canada.

Free rides will be available from Friday to midnight on Monday to any of the 272 pre-selected LGBT locations.

A statement on the Uber website reads: “Like people across the world, we were deeply shocked and saddened by the recent murders at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The world is a brighter and better place when we are all free to be ourselves. And we want to bring people together, no matter who you are or where you’re from.”

“To celebrate life and love in all its forms, this weekend (Friday, June 17 to Monday, June 20) we’ll be offering free rides to and from places that are important to the history and culture of local LGBT communities in cities across the U.S. and Canada,” the company posted on its website.

The company will also offer free rides to families of the victims via a private promo code.

Uber is offering two rides worth $20 to and from predetermined locations. The code may be automatically added when a destination is chosen and in some cases you may need a promo code.

Uber is extending its offer in Chicago, where rides to and from the 47th annual Pride Festival this weekend in the city’s famous Boystown neighborhood and on June 25 and 26 for the city’s Pride Parade, reports Inverse.

Uber is encouraged users to donate to the OneOrlando Fund set up by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. You may also donate to Equality Florida’s GoFundMe victims’ fund.

Check out a full list of locations for the Uber promotion.