When: September 12, 2019 – September 15, 2019
Where: Various Locations
About: The National Gay Pilots Association is the world’s largest organization of LGBTQ aviation professionals and enthusiasts, working since 1990 to build, support, and unite the LGBT aviation community worldwide through education, social events, and outreach. The group advocates for aviation safety, an affirming social and professional network for aviators, equal treatment of aviators through advocacy and outreach, and encourages members of the LGBT community to begin aviation careers.
Almost thirty years ago a handful of gay pilots gathered in Provincetown, communicating by telephone and identifying each other only by airplane-themed shirts. They risked losing their jobs or dishonorable discharge from the military. This was the first NGPA event, and it’s from those humble beginnings that a global movement was born.
For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page.