Skip to comments.June is Gay Pride Month (American Airlines Employee's Website)
Posted on 06/13/2006 7:57:47 AM PDT by I_Publius
June is Gay Pride Month
June is recognized as Pride month for American and American Eagle's gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered (GLBT) employees.
The multi-colored Rainbow Flag, a symbol of GLBT pride, will be displayed in the atrium at HDQ1, HDQ2 and FSU. The flag, designed by Gilbert Baker, debuted at the 1978 San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day parade. It is comprised of six colors, representing life, healing, sun, nature, harmony and spirit. It represents the diversity and the unity of GLBT persons everywhere.
Historical Perspective In June of 1969, a group of gays and lesbians resisted harassment and mistreatment, setting in motion a chain of events that would become known as the Stonewall Uprising. This marked the birth of the modern gay and lesbian equal rights movement.
Historians writing about New York City in the 1960s describe how law enforcement officers frequently raided bars known to serve gay and lesbian patrons. Employees of these establishments and others were often arrested without legitimate charges.
One night, something different happened.
When police raided the Stonewall Inn, the patrons decided to fight back. For several nights, crowds grew outside the Stonewall Inn. The event became known as the Stonewall Uprising. Since that day, the GLBT community commemorates Stonewall as a way to reaffirm a commitment to achieving equal rights.
Today What began as a gay pride movement is beginning to evolve into a broadly humanist movement protective of all people.
This encompasses a central idea: All intolerance is unacceptable. Beyond tolerance lies full acceptance of each other as human beings - a celebration of the diversity of that comprises the human experience.
Ending intolerance starts with eradicating hate crimes. "Hate crimes rend the fabric of our society and fragment communities because they target a whole group and not just the individual victim. Hate crimes are committed to cause fear to a whole community. A violent hate crime is intended to "send a message" that an individual and "their kind" will not be tolerated, many times leaving the victim and others in their group feeling isolated, vulnerable and unprotected."
The AMR Diversity Advisory Council is hosting "Erase Hate" at the Flagship University Auditorium Thursday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was killed in a violent hate crime in Wyoming in 1998, will be the keynote speaker. The DAC invites you to attend.
Please register at email@example.com
GLEAM -- A Winning Tradition GLBT employees take pride in working for a company that fosters respect for all employees. One of the ways AMR Corporation has reached that level of awareness and sensitivity for its diverse workforce is through its Employee Resource Groups.
GLEAM (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Employees of AMR), one of the original ERGS, continues to assist AMR in its commitment to becoming more inclusive of all types of employees. "In existence for 13 years, GLEAM continues to help GLBT employees with workplace issues and find innovative ways to pull together," said Julie Spence and Sam Santiago.
As GLEAM Co-Chairs and Diversity Advisory Council Representatives the offer this comments: "We are proud to serve all AMR stakeholders through GLEAM while partnering with other ERGs to promote a safe work environment and a solid financial foundation for all employees."
GLEAM works closely with the Rainbow Sales Team. Established in 1993, American is the only major airline to have a sales team dedicated to the GLBT community. The relationship with this community has generated significant revenue from additional group travel, corporate accounts and travel agencies. This relationship has become more solid with the recent release of: www.aavacations.com/rainbow.
Ugh. We need a gay revulsion month.
Thoughtcrime in the office. The liberals have won.
The site where I am currently contracted is also celebrating GLBT month, in much the same manner. Lots of large companies do, to avoid pressure and bad publicity from GLBT advocacy groups and their willing helpers in the MSM.
They don't get a freaking month!
Already stole the rainbow and the = sign.
I wonder if these folks plan on being buried with this rainbow flag of theirs. I'm sure God will be amused.
Well, that settles it for me....I won't be flying on a sex-deviate-supportive airline like American and American Eagle, and have told them so. Until the end of the extortion (threat of legal action against them) from companies with no backbone or principles occurs, I'll take my business elsewhere.
.....Indeed....! I simply cannot understand the "pride" associated with what are basically un-natural and disgusting sexual activities....! but, again.... another sign of the sick times in which we live....Lord help anyone who might want to start a "Straight Pride" month...they would be branded as "homophobic" or something....!!
only fly AA if you want to 'bone up' on your rainbow issues.
Exactly. Most large companies do it simply to keep from being ripped to shreds by the media. It's a lot cheaper to declare a month for something than spend millions trying to counter fire against the drive by media.
It is extortion and should be recognized as such. The MSM is providing them with the power to push a protection racket.
I just love the mealy-mouthed gobbledeygook they come up with to justify their groveling cowardice.
AA's new motto: Fly United.
Don't doubt that for a second. Rush may be right in saying this is primarily a conservative country, but the liberals have taken over control of government and society, and there is no going back.
This is nothing short of a terrorist flag displayed for all the gerbils of the world to see. These poor creatures already suffer from low self-esteem from having forced visits to the crap-shoot of the gay male community.
Sorry, but 90%+ of the male Stewards on all airlines strike me as seriously gay.
But crafting a completely self-contradictory statement in only four words is top notch!
I think this is more "keeping the slaves" happy.
If the slaves are happy working for this company then as good "betas" and "gammas" they will produce for the "alphas"
Heck, they all do it.
You have to dislike each and everyone of them.
I already can't buy Bud anymore because they support this crap and so on and so forth.
Target chooses to honor communist Woman's Day and Gay Pride Month but ignore Christmas (calling it instead a Holiday Season).
Any group of holidays in proximity can be called "Holiday season".
Flag Day - June 14
Father's Day - June 18
Junteenth - June 19
Emancipation Day - June 20
Summer Solstice - June 21
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