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Delta Air Lines to assist gay employees with health care taxes

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Delta Air Lines became the first major air carrier Thursday to make same-sex domestic partners whole for additional income taxes they owe for health care plans. ...

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Director of gay pilots association killed in single-engine plane crash

Monday, October 27, 2014
Steven Moore
BOULDER, Colo. -- The Executive Director of the National Gay Pilots Association was killed Monday when the single-engine plane he was flying crashed and burst into flames after taking off from Boulder Municipal Airport. Steven Moore, 35, was killed in ...

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World-renowned AIDS researchers, activists perish in downed Malaysian jet

Thursday, July 17, 2014
People inspect the crash site of a a Malaysian jetliner plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 298 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.
SYDNEY -- Several passengers on board a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine were heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia, officials said Friday. "A number of people" on board the Boeing 777 were en route to the southern ...

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Airline investigating after passenger finds luggage emblazoned with ‘I am Gay’

Monday, October 14, 2013
An Australian airline has apologized and said it is investigating how the words "I am gay" were spelled out in airline baggage stickers on a passenger's luggage on Sunday between his departure in Perth and his arrival in Brisbane. ...

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FAA eliminates unnecessary psychological testing for transgender pilots

Monday, August 13, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration has released new medical certification procedures for transgender pilots, eliminating unnecessary psychological testing that had previously been required. ...

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Russian airline forces gay flight attendant to marry woman or lose job

Sunday, January 29, 2012
MOSCOW -- LGBT activists in Russia are planning a campaign to boycott the Russian airline Aeroflot following a report that a gay flight attendant was forced by the airline to enter into a heterosexual marriage or face losing his job. ...

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Suspect in custody for murder of gay flight attendant in Mexico City hotel

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Nick Aaronson
MEXICO CITY -- A Phoenix-based gay flight attendant for U.S. Airways was found dead in a Mexico City hotel room early Saturday morning in what local police are referring to as a homicide. ...

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Southwest Airlines pilot issues written apology: ‘I am forever changed’

Thursday, June 30, 2011
James Taylor
A Southwest Airlines pilot, whose profane rant against gays, the obese and the elderly was broadcast over an air-traffic control frequency, has issued a written apology to his co-workers. ...

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Southwest Airlines reinstates suspended pilot following profane rant at 30,000 feet

Monday, June 27, 2011
Southwest Airlines has reinstated a tenured pilot after being disciplined for making disparaging comments about gays and older flight attendants over an air-traffic control frequency. ...

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American Airlines’ GLEAM employees join ‘It Gets Better’ project (Video)

Thursday, June 9, 2011
The Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans and Allied Employees of American Airlines (GLEAM) Employee Resource Group joins the It Gets Better Project to offer encouragement to teens who are struggling with the challenges of growing up, especially if dealing with the ...

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