Virgin Airlines will have the first LGBT-staffed flight

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The world’s first known flight fully staffed by LGBT+ people is due for take off from London Heathrow Airport in summer.The LGBT+ pilots and cabin crew will head the one-off ‘Pride Flight’ to New York, which is the first American city to host the World Pride event next year, on June 28, marking the 500th anniversary of Stonewall riots. Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays teamed up with NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization to show that the Pride can be celebrated even in the sky. They have enlisted Broadway actor and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess to be the master of ceremonies during the flight, which promises to be a part of the massive entertaining program during the flight. Ticket prices start at £380 for the flight-only Economy Light experience, but holiday packages including accommodation at a New York hotel start at £699 per person. Virgin will donate a portion of ticket sales to The Attitude Magazine Foundation to promote community initiatives in the UK, as well as arrange fundraising and raffle activities on board.

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