Super Happy Fun America received a letter from Lyft labelled “Cease and Desist” with a demand to “immediately remove the Lyft name, logo, and branding from your regrettable website”. It appears that Lyft is yet another heterophobic global corporation. We believe that there is nothing “regrettable” about advocating for equal rights for straights as we celebrate our community’s diverse history, culture, and identity.
Based upon their reputation as a progressive company and their support of a parade for other sexual orientations, we offered the Lyft the opportunity to sponsor the first annual Boston Straight Pride. Therefore, we considered ourselves to be in negotiations. It is ironic that in their letter to SHFA, Lyft claims to have “strongly held values of equality, inclusivity, and acceptance.” If they really believed in those values, then they would embrace equality by supporting all sexual orientations. They would embrace inclusivity by adding an ‘S’ for straight to ‘LGBTQ’ and they would accept straights as equals.
SHFA will not be bullied by Lyft. Our website serves to educate the public about issues impacting the straight community. Therefore, we will continue to inform the public about Lyft and other hate filled institutions.