Employees of United Airlines marched through Denver’s city streets on Sunday to take part in the city’s annual LGBT Pride Festival.
This is the first of many Pride parades in which United employees will participate, including Chicago, Houston, New York City and San Francisco, cities that host United hubs.
Reuters quotes the executive vice president of communications and government affairs at United, Nene Foxhall, saying: “Pride Month is a special time to recognize the diverse and talented employees who make United a great place to work. We are proud to join our co-workers in celebrating this important month and will continue to build a workplace where all employees feel valued and supported.”
United has a history of supporting programs that promote LGBT awareness, inclusion and equality. The company is the official airlines of the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland this August.The company also has partnerships with a range of LGBT organizations, including the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Equality Illinois and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association.
Human Rights Campaign named United as a “Best Place to Work,” earlier this year as well as a 100-percent rating in this year’s Corporate Equality Index for the third consecutive year as well as accolades from a number of other organizations local and national, which support equality and inclusion for LGBT employees.