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Show Your Pride!

Date: June 10, 2022

June is PRIDE Month!

As Flight Attendants who all come from different cultural with varied educational backgrounds, we know that diversity and inclusion make our community great. Recognizing this diversity makes us stronger.  We stand with our brothers, sisters, and family in the LGBTQ+ community, to not only acknowledge this diversity but also the continuing struggle for acceptance and security in the freedoms many might otherwise take for granted.

Did you know that Collective Bargaining Agreements (a.k.a. Contracts) between labor unions and employers were among the first places workers began to see legal protections making it a contract violation to discriminate against an employee based on their sexual orientation or gender identity?  

By standing together, we are stronger together.  As our ongoing support of the LGBTQ+ community, Flight Attendants are encouraged to demonstrate their solidarity by proudly displaying the AFA Pride Pin as part of our uniform during the month of June.

If you have not previously received an AFA Pride pin, please contact your Local Council office.

To learn more about the history of LGBTQ+ rights movement and Pride Month, the following dedicated websites and resources listed below are available:

National Archives – LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Library of Congress – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month

National Park Service – Stonewall National Monument

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History – LGBTQ History

History Channel – Pride

Pride at Work

United Equal

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