United Airlines Honored as Stonewall Ambassador

By Jesse Sokolow on 29 June 2019
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IMG_9776 (1)Pride Live honored United Airlines as a Stonewall Ambassador on the occasion of Stonewall Day, a day that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

The recognition was due to “the airline’s commitment to LGBTQ+ equality,” the group said in a statement.

“As a social advocacy and community engagement platform for the LGBTQ+ community, Stonewall Day is a day to remember how far we have come and how much work we have left to do to accelerate awareness and eliminate the social intolerance that is profoundly impacting the lives of LGBTQ+ citizens both here and abroad,” said Diana Rodriguez, founder of Pride Live. “We are pleased to welcome United Airlines as a Stonewall Ambassador,” adding that the organization was grateful for the airline’s support.

United was the first U.S. airline to fully recognize domestic partnerships in 1999 and the first to offer non-binary gender options in all of its ticket booking options in 2019.

The airline was formally inducted into the Stonewall Ambassador program at a celebration of Stonewall Day.

Other Stonewall Ambassador inductees this week included Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donatella Versace. Previous honorees include Anna Wintour, Laverne Cox, and Chelsea Clinton.

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