I knew that things weren’t all that good for gays and lesbians in Russia, but I didn’t know it was this bad. In 2011, a gay male flight attendant started a GLBT organization for Aeroflot in response to the denigration of gays and lesbians in Russia, as well as at Aeroflot.
What did Aeroflot do in response? They gave the man an ultimatum: Either get married to a woman, or lose your job.
What the frick, Aeroflot?
I know that I’m not in the Russian Federation, and honestly will probably never fly Aeroflot. But I also know that Aeroflot is part of the SkyTeam Alliance. Hey Delta, Air France/KLM? Do you want to be associated with these people? If you want to keep your business with the GLBT community in the United States and Europe, how about you dissolve your partnership with Aeroflot? I know that I’m personally more apt to work with companies that support GLBT causes, and shun companies that either support or turn a blind eye to the abuse of minorities.