IN PICTURES: Heathrow celebrates #Pride2019

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Published 5th July 2019

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A rainbow of Pride is once again wrapping around the airport as Team Heathrow welcomes the world to Pride in London.

This month, and every month, Heathrow celebrates Pride. We’ve had a week-long of celebrations, showing our support for the LGBTQ+ community and the colourful spirit.

On Friday 28 June, Heathrow held the Pride 2019 launch which was linked to the UK’s first ever Pride flight with Virgin Atlantic, also in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

The flight was a one-of-a-kind party at 38,000 feet, crewed entirely by LGBTQ+ Virgin Atlantic staff, onboard flight VS69. The flight was filled with exclusive entertainment from Jodie Harsh and Tituss Burgess as well as other surprises.

We were also giving away #HeathrowPride cupcakes and invited passengers and colleagues to sing along with our Choir and get their face painted.

On Wednesday 3 July, Heathrow also hosted a Heathrow Pride Month Launch which included a big reveal of our exciting new selection of characters representing the LGBT+ community, to provide a PROUD welcome to our airport.

Heathrow CEO, John Holland-Kaye and Heathrow Chief of Staff, Carol Hui presented our competition winners with their boards. Make sure you look out for them!

The Heathrow rainbow flag is once again fluttering proudly over Terminal 2. Last year, Heathrow embraced the colours of the rainbow in celebration of Pride in London and commissioned a unique interpretation of the iconic flag, created with the help of 6,000 passengers’ kisses.

The Heathrow Proud Network will also be taking part in the Pride in London parade on Saturday 6 July.

 

Heathrow

By Heathrow

Published 5th July 2019