This month we celebrate LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Pride across the globe, and I am so lucky that I work for a Company that celebrates the diversity ofthe Southwest Airlines Family throughout the year. It's because of mywork Cohearts, I get to be me at Southwest.
Pride, much likeSouthwest's Culture, is so broad and vast that it can't be defined in words—it is simply defined by and held within each ofthe Company's 53,000 Employees. Whether it's pride in being a Southwest Airlines Employee, pride in being a part of the LGBT+ community, or pride in who you are or where you come from—each one of us gets to decide what it means for us.
I'm beyond proud when I tell people I work at Southwest Airlines thanks to my amazing Southwest Family.Theyprovide the acceptance, support, and love for me, as a visible transgender man. I believe the story we share of acceptance, support, and love will become the norm for the transgender community as more folks come forward, share their truth, and live authentically.