Airbnb Joins SF Pride 2014 as Official Grand Sponsor

San Francisco-Based Company Partners with LGBT Pride Celebration to "Host the World with Pride"

May 21, 2014, 13:56 ET from Airbnb

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Airbnb, the world's leading community driven hospitality company, today announced its partnership with SF Pride, the largest LGBT event in the nation, celebrating the culture and heritage of the LGBT community.

Airbnb and its San Francisco-area community of hosts are excited to welcome visitors from around the country and around the globe for SF Pride 2014, which is themed "Color Our World with Pride."  As Grand Sponsor for 2014, Airbnb will participate in the world-famous SF Pride Parade and Celebration, and will also rally volunteers to celebrate the event and the Pride Community Partners Program.

"The Airbnb team is thrilled to support the efforts of SF Pride in our hometown," said Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality at Airbnb.  "We are joining together with SF Pride to celebrate and strengthen the LGBT community locally as well as welcome guests from around the world to the amazing city of San Francisco."

"We are very excited to welcome Airbnb, a world renowned San Francisco-based company, as a Grand Sponsor of the 44th Annual San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration," said George Ridgely, Executive Director of the SF Pride organization. "Sponsorship from Airbnb, and all of our partners, plays a critical role in our ability to produce a world-class event, to support our more than sixty non-profit community partners, and provides broader visibility and advocacy for LGBT equality."

2014 marks the 44th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade, which will take place on June 28 and 29. Airbnb will rally volunteers from its team and the greater Airbnb community to help support the event and the broader community through the SF Pride Community Partners Program. Through this work, SF Pride supports groups working in anti-bullying efforts, housing advocacy, people living with HIV/AIDS, homeless LGBT youth, and other important issues.

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Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 35,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.