During Pride Month, U.S. airlines are proud to show their support to the LGBT community. From partnerships with LGBT organizations to the facilitation of travel to Pride parades and other events, we are excited to highlight the many different ways U.S. airlines are #FlyingWithPride.
This Pride Month, American Airlines is sponsoring seven Pride Parades throughout the U.S. while American team members will be marching in Pride Parades in dozens of communities around the country. For over 20 years, American Airlines has been a corporate trailblazer in the advancement of LGBT equality and inclusion. American was the first major airline to implement both sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination policies in the workplace and is a diamond-level sponsor of the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA). American has also received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equity Index (CEI) every year since the CEI launched in 2002.
JetBlue has made the inclusion and equality of the LGBT community a major corporate pillar. JetBlue is a participant in the New York City Pride Parade, the largest in the county, with over 500 crew members participating in the 2016 parade. In addition to JetPride, an LGBT peer resource group for crew members, JetBlue supports a variety of LGBT organizations such as the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (NYCGMC) and is the official airline of The Center, an LGBT community center in New York. JetBlue also received a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s CEI in 2017.
United is a proud partner of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. During Pride month, hundreds of United’s employees march in Pride Parades and participate in events all over the world, from San Francisco to São Paulo. United is a top company for LGBT workplace equality in the U.S. and achieved a perfect score of 100% on the 2017 CEI.
UPS is committed to LGBT equality in the workplace and the community. In 2017, UPS was recognized as a best place to work for LGBT employees by the Human Rights Campaign after achieving a perfect score on the CEI. UPS also supports an LGBT business resource group focused on career development and community support.
Alaska Airlines has long been a champion of the LGBT community. To celebrate Pride Month 2017, Alaska is offering discounts on flights to Pride events across the country, including Honolulu and San Diego. Alaska employees will also take part in Pride Parades and celebrations up and down the West Coast. Alaska is committed to LGBT equality in the workplace and achieved a 100% score on the CEI for the sixth year in a row.
Southwest Airlines is a major proponent of LGBT equality in the workplace and the community. Southwest supports a wide array of LGBT organizations and community groups including the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute, Equality California and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Southwest received a 100% on the CEI for the second year in a row.
FedEx is an advocate for the inclusion and equality of the LGBT community in their supply chain and workplace. FedEx supports a number of LGBT organizations including the LGBT & Friends Network at FedEx, a business resource group for FedEx employees which promotes community outreach programs and a positive work environment.