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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 Australian city of Melbourne to attend the 20th International AIDS conference, which starts Sunday...

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

| Monday, October 14, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 extra pressures that can come with being gay.

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SkyWest accused of bias against gay couples

| Saturday, October 31, 2009
A SkyWest Airlines baggage agent who married his partner last year after the California Supreme Court legalized same-sex unions says the airline is breaking state law by refusing to give his husband the free fares it provides to heterosexual spouses. The airline says Gilbert Caldwell's...

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