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As we enter the busy holiday travel season, the Washington, D.C. based National Center for Transgender Equality yesterday released tips and information to help transgender and gender non-conforming people get through airport security.
While acknowledging that most transgender and gender non-conforming people do not experiencing problems with airport security, NCTE believes that “seasonal Holiday travel uptick can mean things are more hectic and potentially confusing for travelers and for Transportation Security Officers than usual.”
NCTE recommends that individuals take simple steps to ensure a smooth experience at airport security including:
The LGBT marketing division for American also posted a message stating that “At American Airlines, we know the holidays and busy travel can be stressful for all. For our transgender family members and friends, we are doubly sensitive….We agree absolutely that all travelers have a right to safety, privacy and respect.”
American Airlines was the first airline to receive and maintain at perfect 100 rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index since the inception of the index in 2002. American has maintained its rating even after changing in the scoring criteria were made that focused on equality for transgender employees.
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