JetBlue recognized as first airline to begin LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces certification process

posted on 1st June 2022 by Eddie Saunders
JetBlue recognized as first airline to begin LGBTQ+ Safe Spaces certification process

JetBlue, New York’s Hometown Airline, is commemorating Pride Month with a series of special events and support for various LGBTQ+ organizations and partners throughout the month of June and beyond.

“Diversity, equity and inclusion are the heart of JetBlue’s core values and are included in everything we do, because we believe that to inspire humanity means you must be inclusive of all of humanity,” said Icema Gibbs, vice president CSR and DEI, JetBlue.

“At JetBlue, we believe the LGBTQ+ community should be supported year round, beyond Pride month, and we will continue to stand for the right for every crewmember and customer to feel safe and valued—while ensuring we are marching towards a more equal, inclusive and just world.”

JetBlue is a long-time supporter of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI), which leverages the historic significance of the New York City LGBTQ+ landmark to help other communities that don’t have the same LGBTQ+ resources or support.

As an original SIGBI donor, the airline is proud to be named the launch airline partner for the organization’s Safe Spaces certification program, which identifies travel companies, entertainment venues, food and beverage locations, stores, businesses and other public venues that put in the work year-round to serve as a Safe Space for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Last year, JetBlue added SIGBI to its roster of charitable organizations on its TrueBlue points’ donation site, where customers can contribute TrueBlue points to any listed charity of their choice.

JetBlue continues to serve as the official airline of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center – known locally as The Center.

Since 1983, The Center has been supporting, fostering and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community of New York City and empowers people to lead healthy, successful lives.

The Center celebrates diversity and advocates for justice and opportunity.

Along with SIGBI, JetBlue also added The Center to its roster of charitable organizations on its TrueBlue points’ donation site last year, connecting even more customers to the organization’s critical work within the LGBTQ+ community.