Tinker introduces: “The gay friendly airport taxi”. Tinker will be driving this week. a brightly colored pink Tinker Pride Taxi around the Netherlands. With Amsterdam Gay Pride on its doorstep, Tinker is the first gay gayly airport taxi to break the stigma that prevails among taxi drivers. Discrimination based on sexual orientation still plays a role in the Dutch taxi world.
Gerben Abbink, co-founder of Tinker explains the choice: “There is a justified skepticism within the LGBT community about how‘ gay friendlyly ’taxi drivers are in Amsterdam. At Tinker we have a number of homosexual employees in the workplace. They pointed out the number of discrimination incidents involving homosexuality in the taxi world. That is very important to us. With a view to Amsterdam Gay Pride, we make a statement. We believe that everyone taking a taxi does not have to worry about any negative consequences. That is why we have decided to work exclusively with taxi drivers who do not take offense about the sexual orientation of customers.
Furthermore, by driving around this striking Tinker Pride Taxi we try to create awareness among both gay customers and taxi drivers. A taxi that is booked through Tinker is guaranteed to be gay friendly. Every day, year in year out. ”
During Amsterdam Gay Pride, Tinker welcomes all its LGBT customers at Schiphol with its Tinkerbelles who are being assisted by dragques for this occasion. Tinker customers who book with a special coupon code receive the exclusive booklet “The Amsterdam Tinkerbell’s” written by Eric Kollen.