JetBlue supports LGBT events during June Pride month




JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) has announced events it will support in June as the airline celebrates diversity and equality as part of LGBT Pride Month, the company said. 

JetBlue will also continue its long-standing support for various LGBT groups, events and organizations across the nation throughout the year.

JetBlue is a proud supporter and the official airline of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center — known locally as simply The Center. Since 1983, The Center has been supporting, fostering and celebrating the LGBT community of New York City and empowers people to lead healthy, successful lives. The Center celebrates diversity and advocates for justice and opportunity.

For the second year in a row, JetBlue is also a proud supporter of The Stonewall Inn Give Back Initiative (SIGBI), which leverages the historic significance of the New York City LGBT landmark to help other communities that don´t have the same LGBT resources or support. JetBlue was an original SIGBI donor when the nonprofit was formed in 2017.

This year SIGBI will announce their new non-profit beneficiary for 2018, Matria, an LGBT non-profit in Puerto Rico. As the #1 airline in Puerto Rico with more service than any other carrier and nearly 500 local crew members who call the island home, JetBlue is proud to stand with SIGBI in supporting the LGBT community.
JetBlue proudly continues to support the New York City Gay Men´s Chorus (NYCGMC) for another year and is pleased to join them in this month´s New York City Pride March.

JetBlue´s support of the LGBT community also reaches beyond New York City. Over the years hundreds of JetBlue crew members and senior leaders have marched in pride celebrations across the country including in the airline´s focus cities of Boston; Long Beach, Calif.; New York; and Orlando, Fla.

JetBlue also regularly takes part in Provincetown Carnival, will be supporting The Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade & Festival in Fort Lauderdale for a second year and, for the first time in 2018, is a proud sponsor of Greater Palm Springs Pride.

Additionally, JetBlue has provided support for a variety of LGBT nonprofits across the country including Boston Gay Men´s Chorus, Lambda Legal, New York City Anti-Violence Project, NLGJA — the Association of LGBT Journalists, OutRight Action International, the Trevor Project, the Provincetown Business Guild and, new for 2018, is a proud founding member of the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

JetPride became JetBlue´s first Crew member Resource Group in 2012, welcome to all LGBT crew members and their allies. JetPride strives to provide mentoring to develop their career paths, support external JetBlue initiatives in the LGBT community, bring increased visibility to and perspective on LGBT workplace issues, and advocate for a continued bias-free workplace where LGBT JetBlue crew members can thrive.

JetBlue Airways is New York´s Hometown Airline, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 40 million customers a year to 102 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights.