Virgin Atlantic will have its first ever Pride flight, from London to New York City, on June 28, 2019 for World Pride Day.
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Tituss Burgess will host the flight which will feature an all LGBT cabin crew and pilots.
“The LGBT community has made enormous strides over the last 50 years, and I’m so proud to partner with Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic to mark this occasion in style and celebrate the hard-won freedoms from those who came before us,” Burgess said in a statement. “At a time when we’re seeing the rights of minority groups under threat, it is more important than ever we stand up and make our voices heard.”
This won’t be an ordinary flight. Passengers will enjoy an onboard DJ, drag bingo, speed dating, a Judy Garland sing-along and other in-flight entertainment.
World Pride Day in New York City will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.