The Making Of... The Homobile | KALW

The Making Of... The Homobile

Feb 10, 2015

This is the story about a small business that helps San Francisco’s LGBTQ community and its friends get around the city in style. It’s called Homobiles, and it's a non-commercial, volunteer, 24/7 car service.

Lynnee Breedlove created Homobiles in 2010 when she noticed that her friends, especially those in the drag community, were in desperate need of safe, dependable rides. The service relies on donations and a network of independent drivers who don’t mind if there’s a little, or a lot, of glitter left behind. 

In this story from Bay Area production team The Kitchen Sisters, Breedlove takes us on a night drive with the ride service whose mission is more social than financial. 

LYNNEE BREEDLOVE: If you're putting on all this padding, high heels, a wig, three sets of false eyelashes, and a bunch of glitter, you are high priority at Homobiles.

This story was produced by The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, as part of their Making Of... radio series.