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American Airlines introduces combined LGBT employee group

By CASEY SMITH - Tulsa World Modified: August 29, 2014 at 6:40 am •  Published: August 29, 2014

In some ways, American Airlines is all-inclusive. American Airlines used social media Wednesday evening to introduce Pride, its newly combined LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender — employee resource group with US Airways.

On its corporate Twitter and Facebook accounts, the airline posted a photo of a rainbow flag flying from a window in the pilot’s cabin of a parked passenger plane. With the hashtag #NowArriving, the company emphasized its continued support to equality, diversity and inclusion following the merger with US Airways.

American Airlines has boasted it was the first major airline to have a company-recognized LGBT employee resource group, the Gay Lesbian Employees of American, or GLEAM.

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