October is LGBT History Month which was originally meant to coincide with National Coming Out Day on Oct 11 and the first LGBT march on Washington that was held in 1979. It also marks a celebration of Pride in our hometown of Atlanta this weekend with employees showing their rainbow colors during our two day festival and Pride parade!
Other significant days in October for the LGBT community now include Spirit Day on Oct. 20, where people around the country wear purple in support of LGBT youth and Ally Week, a week in which allies against LGBT bullying are acknowledged.
This month reminds us here at Delta of all the ways our colleagues have helped us continue to build and expand our strong relationships with the LGBT community around the world. From offering domestic partner benefits to our employees to supporting Pride celebrations, GLAAD Awards, amfAR and more, our roots in the LGBT community run deep.
Just like many of our customers, we’ve been there waving a rainbow flag to proudly show our support throughout the years. We hope to see you this weekend, and look forward to serving you on your next Delta flight very soon. And if you have a vacation or special trip coming up, remember to check out delta.com/gaytravel for some great ideas!
Secretary, Delta Gay-Lesbian Employee Network