Delta grieves, shows support for Orlando shooting victims, LGBT community

Delta Airlines and its employees have shown support for victims and their loved ones following the June 12, 2016 tragic events in Orlando Sunday, including flying the pride flag to half-staff at the airline´s Atlanta general offices, the company said.

To assist families of the victims with their travel plans, Delta is offering situational flexibility based on individual needs. Customers or their travel agents can contact Delta Reservations or Sales Support for assistance.

“We all hurt and mourn for those lost in Orlando as well as the numerous victims, some who remain critical,” said Michael Long, President of Delta´s Employee Equality Network (DEEN) Group, in a note to all members. “At a time when we are celebrating LGBT Pride in three countries and across the United States, it´s important to not lose sight of who we are. We must not turn our hurt into hate. The entire DEEN leadership team is here to support you. Also, remember that Delta offers the Employee Assistance Program, which offers counseling and other services you may find helpful at this time.”

Members of Delta´s Employee Equality Network Group (DEEN) participated in a vigil held by the LGLBT Institute at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta to remember the victims of the Orlando massacre.

Delta is also the official airline of Atlanta Pride, the official sponsor of Tokyo Rainbow Pride, the presenting sponsor of the GLAAD Media Awards and a platinum sponsor of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association.