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Uber is offering free rides to and from LGBTQ centers all weekend

Except for in Orlando, where the ride-hailing service is offering free rides to families of victims of the Pulse shooting.

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Uber will be offering free rides, two per person up to $20 each, to and from select venues that are important to the LGBTQ community in 40 cities starting today. Venues include various LGBTQ community centers as well as places that hold historic value like the Stonewall Inn in New York City, which is often credited as the birthplace of the gay rights movement.

The weekend-long discounts are being rolled out in the wake of the mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub, in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 dead and many others injured last weekend. But, the discounts won’t apply in Orlando, where Uber has been working instead with local and state officials to offer family members of the victims of the shooting free trips while they’re in the Orlando area.

In the other 40 cities the companies chose, local teams were tasked with choosing a number of locations that were of cultural and/or historical value to the LGBTQ community. In Washington, D.C., for example, venues include Nellies, Cobalt, The DC Center, Whitman Walker Clinic, Number 9 and Town Danceboutique.

In addition to New York, San Francisco and D.C., the discounts will apply to Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Tampa Bay, Toronto, New Orleans, Miami, Los Angeles and more.

The discounts will automatically be applied to any rides that start or end at selected locations and will be valid from noon Friday through the end of Monday night.

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