gayrugbyman
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Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:59 am

It is rumoured that several major airlines will be sponsoring Europride in London this summer. Anyone know which ones?

Also, do airlines sponsor other gay pride events around the world?

I'd like to see Jet2 sponsor Manchester Pride......I can see it now, a lovely silver and red float in the parade!
 
heisan67
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:25 am

Well SAS Braathens was sponsor of the Europride 2005 held in Oslo, Norway.
 
Rick767
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:28 am

easyJet? Would be surprised if not.
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Alitalia744
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:28 am

Delta Air Lines is the official airline of Pride in New York City.

I also believe they are the official airline sponsors in many other cities throughout the country including LA and Atlanta. Not sure tho.
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flyboy_se
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:45 am

KLM is always sponsoring the Stockholm Gay Pride.Have been doing that for ages. SAS started doing it to 2-3 years ago.
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AAtakeMeAway
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:48 am

AA used to have a float in Dallas' parade but I don't think they have in the past few years...
 
miaskies
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:54 am

Not sure about hosting Pride Events or sponsoring rather but AA has been known to sponsor Gay Related Events and Causes down here in Miami and the SoFla area im sure in other parts of the U.S. as well.

Also, side note... they also have a special "Rainbow Traveler" section in their AA.COM AAVacations sections geared towards Gay Travelers and Special Gay Week Vacation Events. As noted on previous posts, Airlines, Hotels etc. have in the past few years really marketed towards the Gay Community as they tend to travel just a bit more (understatement!) than the average person...
Check out the AA Link: http://aav7.aavacations.com/Rainbow/jp_rainbow.asp?ADID=PX1

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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:56 am

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Thread starter):
......I can see it now, a lovely silver and red float in the parade

You've obviously never met the CEO of channel express then!
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BDKLEZ
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:01 am

I don't see why bmi shouldn't sponsor the one in AMS, after all SMB is a frequent visitor to the city!  Wink
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BestWestern
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:05 am

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 8):
after all SMB is a frequent visitor to the city

Forgot about that!  Smile
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jmc1975
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:51 am

Can't they just have a general pride day, which includes straight people as well? Perhaps the celebration of the natural laws of procreation?
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timboflier215
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:54 am

well, maybe u shud organise one then??
 
jmc1975
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:04 am

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 8):
I don't see why bmi shouldn't sponsor the one in AMS, after all SMB is a frequent visitor to the city!



Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 11):
well, maybe u shud organise one then??

Timbo,
With BDKLEZ being from Ireland, I don't see any indication the he works for bmi.
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timboflier215
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:05 am

i meant organise a pride day for straight people and gay people!!
 
jmc1975
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:09 am

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 13):
i meant organise a pride day for straight people and gay people!!

Wouldn't it be better to have just a pride day for all people, and not discriminate according to sexual orientation?
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timboflier215
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:14 am

it's not discriminating, having a gay pride day. straight people are welcome to come along. it's just one day in the year when people gay/bi/trans gender people can meet up in a big group and celebrate being different. i dont think pride days for everyone would have quite the same effect somehow. but this is completely outside the realm of aviation and the topic that is at hand. and its a pointless argument as well! lol.
 
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:15 am

Note to self: This kind of thread got you banned from a.net for 30 days last time.

OK...I'll keep quiet  Smile


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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:16 am

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 14):
Wouldn't it be better to have just a pride day for all people, and not discriminate according to sexual orientation?

Organize it.

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timboflier215
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:18 am

thank-you. thats what i said!
 
AeroWesty
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:20 am

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 14):
and not discriminate according to sexual orientation?

Gay pride events welcome all. PFLAG members are regular participants.
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timboflier215
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:22 am

exactly. they celebrate diversity.
 
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:25 am

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 12):
With BDKLEZ being from Ireland, I don't see any indication the he works for bmi.

...maybe I'm lost but...???  scratchchin 
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timboflier215
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:29 am

lol. i think Jmc1975 was the one who was lost...
 
jmc1975
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:34 am

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 21):
...maybe I'm lost but...???

You did not give any indication that you worked for bmi...or live in AMS for that matter..... therefore it would be impossible to organize such event.
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timboflier215
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:35 am

yes, i know. hence why i said you should organise a general pride event. i made no mention of bmi or AMS!!
 
jmc1975
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:37 am

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 24):
yes, i know. hence why i said you should organise a general pride event. i made no mention of bmi or AMS!!

I know you didn't, but BDKLEZ did.
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timboflier215
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:40 am

yes. but i wasnt referring to him. oh, never mind, before we all get even more confused and before this thread goes any further off topic!!
 
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:41 am

Lets not forget a healthy number of airline cabin crew are bi / gay so it would seem reasonable for an airline to support a Pride event. In reality any event that will get good publicity is a goer.

By the way, there would be little point having such an event for straight people only as they have the majority already. One of the aims of Pride is to highlight diversity mixing with others. i.e. I am gay and enjoy Pride with my family who are straight, its a fun day simple as that.
 
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:41 am

Ok ladies handbags must go back in the closet- parden the pun.lol

Actually Timboflier215 I think you lost that one.

No-one bloody cares if your gay. Gay Prides events are just another chance to draw attention to a type of sexual preference that no longer is taboo. When actually nobody really minds if you like the same sex.

I have gay friends but they dont prance around the street half naked wearing leather shorts and acting like a flipping woman.

Adam and Eve all the way.

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Poshpaws
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:45 am

Hey Paul, Well perhaps they keep their feather boas well hidden !!

;-o
 
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:48 am

First of all, with your Danish flag, you don't give any indication either that you would be able to organise such an event.

Secondly, I was smart enough to look at your profile to find out that you're actually in Arizona so that backs up my first point rather well.

Thirdly, I didn't give an indication of who I work for. All that was said was....

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 8):
I don't see why bmi shouldn't sponsor the one in AMS, after all SMB is a frequent visitor to the city!

...because who I work for was not the issue but another issue entitled...

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Thread starter):
Airlines And Gay Pride Events

...why is it important who I work for?

Fourthly, with me being from Ireland and you being from Arizona, there's probably more chance that I may work for them than you.

Fifthly, I did work for BD for many almost 10 years and I did live in the Netherlands for almost 8 years.

Sixthly, I'm going to bed!
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timboflier215
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:50 am

Quoting Paul (Reply 28):
No-one bloody cares if your gay. Gay Prides events are just another chance to draw attention to a type of sexual preference that no longer is taboo. When actually nobody really minds if you like the same sex.

I have gay friends but they dont prance around the street half naked wearing leather shorts and acting like a flipping woman.

oh please! it wasnt a competition. and the notion that cos im gay i have to be camp is just insulting. the whole point of pride is to celebrate the fact that being gay is no longer taboo. if airlines choose to chase the 'pink pound/dollar' then good on em!
 
BestWestern
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:53 am

Quoting Paul (Reply 28):
No-one bloody cares if your gay

Exactly

Quoting Paul (Reply 28):
I have gay friends but they dont prance around the street half naked wearing leather shorts and acting like a flipping woman.

Not all straight people act in the same way, so why should Gay people? But if your point is whats the point of gay pride, except for the party - I would fully agree, but being straight, maybe I'm not supposed to get the point, am I?

Quoting Poshpaws (Reply 27):
a healthy number of airline cabin crew are bi / gay so it would seem reasonable for an airline to support a Pride event.

Airlines need to market to customers, not to staff.
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:56 am

Quoting Paul (Reply 28):
Adam and Eve all the way.

Sums up nicely why gay pride festivals are still an important part of our culture.  Smile
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BDKLEZ
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:58 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 32):
maybe I'm not supposed to get the point, am I?

Maybe this is why I was so confused by...

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 12):
With BDKLEZ being from Ireland, I don't see any indication the he works for bmi.

Hence, my subsequent replies. I don't really know.
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:59 am

Delta had a booth at the past Gay Pride day in NYC in June, they had a wheel where you could spin for prizes and Skymiles. why not advertise your airline at the gay pride events....gay people have more disposable income than straight people which mostly have kids to support. Gays love to travel too, Palm Springs, South Beach and Fort La-De-Da.
 
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:04 am

Quoting Paul (Reply 28):
No-one bloody cares if your gay. Gay Prides events are just another chance to draw attention to a type of sexual preference that no longer is taboo. When actually nobody really minds if you like the same sex.

Come on over to Texas.

We banned gay marriage.
We banned gay civil unions.
We even banned gay sex.


*The former supreme court overturned the ban on gay sex. They said we had to either ban all sex or ban no sex. Texas is still mulling that one over.
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:06 am

Quoting SATX (Reply 36):
Come on over to Texas.

We banned gay marriage.
We banned gay civil unions.
We even banned gay sex.

God bless America! The land of the free...and all that...
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:08 am

BACK TO THE TOPIC...

IGRA, the International Gay Rodeo Association, is sponsored in part by American Airlines.

Pride celebrations around the country have various representations depending on the city. San Diego, Phoenix, and other cities throughout the American southwest always have had America West.

One of the great joys of San Diego Pride is that it is held in Balboa Park, directly beneath the landing pattern of SAN. When I've sat down to rest, it is a blast to watch the planes skimming the treetops.
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:07 pm

Quoting BDKLEZ (Reply 30):
Fourthly, with me being from Ireland and you being from Arizona, there's probably more chance that I may work for them than you.

That's cool dude....let's sit down and have some Colcannon and Guinness at the local taco stand!  Silly
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heisan67
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:56 pm

Funny to see that topics like this - always turns out to become a discussion of sexual orientation...rather than the original topic/question.
 
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:48 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 33):
Quoting Paul (Reply 28):
Adam and Eve all the way.

Sums up nicely why gay pride festivals are still an important part of our culture.

What I find interesting is not how this thread keeps getting off-topic, but how airlines are increasingly going after niche segments of communities. Southwest is a great example of this (as are many other airlines) - they've been the sponsor of the annual San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade for years and years - even though they stopped flying into SFO several years back!

Companies of all stripes find it valuable to reach out to traditionally less visible segments of the community: it reinforces their commitment to diversity and helps them tap into additional revenue sources that may not be their usual base.

I for one appreciate companies that support my community, whether it be supporting community festivals, schools, arts organizations, or gay pride, and would prefer to give my money to companies that invest some of it back locally.

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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:36 am

Since the past four years, Air France is sponsoring the AF's F/A & Pilots Gay Association , at the Paris LGBT pride. (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender)

Next edition will be June 24th 2006.

[Edited 2006-02-10 16:37:35]
 
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:40 am

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 15):
gay/bi/trans

What do a gay man or lesbian have to do with a transgender person? I have never been able to figure that out. It is almost as if the the rest of the population is saying "oh, just throw them in to this misfit lump of people as well" I am not sure why gay men and lesbian women have let this profiling and lumping together go on!
 
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:54 am

On the subject of gays and airlines (though a bit off topic), I thought this was hilarious:

"Airline Magazine, Children's Game Publish Anti-Gay Slur - Accidentally, I Hope"
http://www.andycarvin.com/archives/media/
Scroll down to see the incriminating photo from DL.

And before I get lambasted, to quote Seinfeld: "Not that there's anything wrong with that."

 Big grin

Just passing along, not meaning to offend anyone, didn't want to start a whole thread so I wouldn't offend anyone.......
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:07 am

I seem to recall that UA sponsored Brighton & Hove Gay Pride a few years back, a small payment but at least they put their hands in their pockets.

It is surprising that VS do not sponsor Gay Pride as, after all, Heaven, the gay nightclub, is owned by Branscum and contribues nicely to the Virgin Group's profits, so why does he not give something in return. Come to think of it does Branscum give much to charity?

And this talk about Pride being for gay and straight people. Brighton & Hove is now officially Brighton & Hove Pride not Brighton & Hove Gay Pride. The organisers want people from all walks of life to join in the celebrations, so that gays and straights can live happily together.
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:57 am

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 3):
I also believe they are the official airline sponsors in many other cities throughout the country including LA and Atlanta. Not sure tho.

DL had a big presence in Boston last summer as well.

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 14):
Wouldn't it be better to have just a pride day for all people, and not discriminate according to sexual orientation?

In an ideal world, I would agree with you, but try to tell that to the bible-thumpers. How quickly they forget that little part about everyone being created in God's image. I wont get started on the hypocrisy  irked 

Quoting BCAL (Reply 45):
And this talk about Pride being for gay and straight people. Brighton & Hove is now officially Brighton & Hove Pride not Brighton & Hove Gay Pride. The organisers want people from all walks of life to join in the celebrations, so that gays and straights can live happily together.

I can't say that I've heard of many other celebrations still being referred to as gay pride, most seem to be called just "pride". Must be a trend in recent years.
 
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:58 am

Quoting SATX (Reply 36):
Come on over to Texas.

Like Texas can talk, we have all seen what comes from there.

I wonder if Virgin America will sponsor SFO Gay Pride?
 
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:33 am

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Thread starter):

I'd like to see Jet2 sponsor Manchester Pride......I can see it now, a lovely silver and red float in the parade!

BMIBaby sponsor that event and have done for some time now.

Quoting MIASkies (Reply 6):
Not sure about hosting Pride Events or sponsoring rather but AA has been known to sponsor Gay Related Events and Causes down here in Miami and the SoFla area im sure in other parts of the U.S. as well.

They are also big advertising buyers for sites such as gay.com and Gaydar

Quoting BCAL (Reply 45):

It is surprising that VS do not sponsor Gay Pride as, after all, Heaven, the gay nightclub, is owned by Branscum and contribues nicely to the Virgin Group's profits, so why does he not give something in return. Come to think of it does Branscum give much to charity?

I've never known him give anything to any charity. All he will do is throw small amounts of money at high-profile events such as Fossett's record breaking where there is an advertising payback.

The only charity Branscum supports is his network of offshore trust funds.
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RE: Airlines And Gay Pride Events

Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:00 am

most arent very supportive of their gay employees

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