Uber pays its tribute to people who died in ‘Pulse’ nightclub by riding to and from LGBT venues for free

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A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber Technologies Inc.'s app on an Apple Inc. iPhone 5 smartphone in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Friday, May 30, 2014. London's taxis are planning a 10,000-cab protest next month, as professional drivers across Europe demonstrate growing opposition to the Uber app. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Taxi-hailing app Uber is offering free rides to and from LGBT venues in cities across the US. The action lasts from Friday to Monday midnight. The company also encourages its users to donate money to help the massacre victims.

The free rides offer, which is limited to two per person, lets users travel to an approved list of venues and LGBT organisations. 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.” 40 cities across the US have the free ride offer where a $20 discount is applied automatically when travelling to or from certain spots. This latest statement from Uber comes after various drivers for the company have been suspended for refusing to drive same-sex couples.

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