By Dot429 for San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

Christine Morehead, Director of People at Virgin America, talks about the support that Virgin America has provided for the LGBT community.

Does Virgin America have any groups or organizations for LGBTA employees?

As a new airline, Virgin America is serious about building community, both in our internal operations and in the communities where we work. As part of our initiatives to ensure that all teammates are offered an equal and positive work environment, Virgin America is in the process of forming an LGBT Advisory Team led by teammate volunteers.

The standing committee plans to be devoted to improving climate and diversity within Virgin America and throughout the communities that we serve via collaboration with leaders, departments, and other groups within the company. To date we have received a lot of positive feedback in this area. We’ve been named one of the best places to work by the HRC and voted best airline by Gay.com and Planet Out for our welcoming environment.

Does Virgin America offer benefits to employees in domestic partners relationships?

Virgin America is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on gender, sexuality, race, religion, or disability. In 2010, the HRC named Virgin America one of the best places to work for LGBT community members for our inclusive benefits plan, non-discrimination policies, anti-discrimination training, and marketing efforts. You can read more about our benefits here.

Does Virgin America cater to the LGBT community in regards to travel? If so, what does Virgin do to target and reach the LGBT demographic?

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