The story behind the LGBTQIA+ Pride month
Any place connecting with opening the mind to new destinations and experiences must be inclusive, diverse, and provide equity. Airports are one of those spaces because traveling is for everyone. Let’s talk about pride month and its history from a safe and responsible context, including all the cultures that reside under one roof and are united by the same traveling soul.
What is the LGBTQIA+ Pride month?
PRIDE is celebrated in June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. This day is known as the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S. What started as a one-day celebration turned into a whole month of parades, parties, concerts, workshops, and memorials to remember those lost to hate crimes, HIV/AIDS, and in the riots.
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
This acronym is a way to create visibility for everyone in the community. It stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and + to include other groups. You can find more information about sexual diversity at UC Davis.
How can you offer support?
📱Share relevant content on your social media using #PrideMonth #Pride
🤲🏻 🌈 Donate and/or participate in events that raise awareness and support the LGBTQIA+ community. Here are a few:
At SJU Airport, we are the gates that connect Puerto Rico to the world. Our role and responsibility are always to promote an environment where you can safely travel to your destination without being excluded based on race, gender, origin, or religion (Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964). This is why we have added protocols in the case when the experience of our travelers is affected. If you feel you have suffered discrimination in the airport, contact: The Coordinator of Títle VI, Terminal D Ground Level, (787) 289-7240 ext. 2806, or write to them. If you have suffered discrimination in your work environment, you can submit your complaint to the Department of Labor’s Anti-Discrimination Unit.
Let’s celebrate diversity, inclusion, and equity! 🏳️🌈
Team SJU 📍Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín