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Air France plans San Francisco rainbow flag flights

The airline will fly two special flights celebrating both Gay Pride in San Francisco and the LGBT Pride March in Paris.

Air France says it will operate two especially LGBT-friendly flights in late June, to celebrate Gay Pride in San Francisco and the LGBT Pride March in Paris, both of which take place around the same time.

Flight AF084 from Paris Charles de Gaulle on June 28 and flight AF083 from San Francisco on June 30 will both be operated by “a crew committed to this cause”, the airline says.

On board, a charity sale of various items will take place in aid of the association Le Refuge, whose role is to support and give place to stay to young gay, lesbian and transgender people living in precarious conditions.

Le Refuge is a structure approved by the French state that offers temporary accommodation and social, medical, psychological and legal support to young victims of homophobia or transphobia.

The on-board charity sale will be carried out in partnership with the Air France Foundation, which has been supporting the cause of children and young people in need in the countries where the airline operates since it was set up in 1992.

Fighting discrimination
Air France also supports the LGBT and gay-friendly association of Air France employees, Personn’Ailes, in its activities – particularly at the march in Paris.

“Fighting all forms of discrimination is essential to progress and to promote equality, respect and tolerance,” the airline says.

“This is why Air France is committed to preventing discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation and to promoting an inclusive working environment in which all employees can be themselves.”

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