According to a recent People Magazine article, a host of major airlines have declared their support for the LGBT community by “adding new gender options to accommodate  passengers who identify as non-binary so they no longer have to choose between either male or female.” 

In a statement to People, Airlines for America (A4A)—an American trade association representing American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Southwest, United and Hawaiian Airlines—said, “‘U.S. airlines value a culture of diversity and inclusion, both in the workplace and for our passengers [ . . . ] We work hard each day to accommodate the needs of all travelers while delivering a safe, secure and enjoyable flight experience.’”

In addition, Delta, “who departed from A4A in 2015, also announced new gender options, telling The Daily Beast they are ‘planning to offer a non-binary gender option during the booking process.’”

Although these updates were announced in February, due to the amount of preparation and planning required, they are said to go into effect on June 1, 2019. 

What does this mean for you, those you love, and the LGBT community as a whole?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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