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Tim Skern TIM at bch.univie.ac.at
Tue Oct 27 11:17:08 EST 1998

Dear Friends

American Airlines is a major sponsor to and supporter of groups like
GLADD, the Human Rights Campaign, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, the
AIDS Action Foundation, DIFFA, AmFAR, and scores of community-based
groups representing gays and lesbians. It is also the first airline to
adopt a written non-discrimination policy covering sexual orientation in
its employment practices.

In an unusual joint letter released to the media on March 14th from the
Family Research Council, Concerned Women of America, American Family
Association and Coral Ridge Ministries, American Airlines was openly
criticized about their policy. Radical right leader Beverly LaHaye also
went on Christian "talk radio" on Friday to blast American Airlines
because American's sponsorship of homosexual 'pride' events constitutes
an open endorsement of "promiscuous homosexuality." She and the other
groups have written Bob Crandall at American to complain that the
airline has "gone beyond mere tolerance" of gays and lesbians.
It has come to the attention of the gay and lesbian community that
American Airline's switchboard and e-mails are being bombarded now by
homophobic and hateful callers who have been urged by LaHaye and others
to DEMAND the company terminate its gay-friendly policies.
Please add your name to this petition and forward it to as many people
as you can. 
To add your name just cut and paste this onto new mail, type your name
at the bottom and send it out! If you are the 25th, 50th, 75th, 100th,
etc. person to sign this petition, then also please forward this to
American Airlines at Webmaster at amrcorp.com.


To American Airlines 

We, the undersigned, support your gay/lesbian rights policies and
commend you for your efforts in ending discrimination. Thank you for
your dedication to such issues and please continue to remain active in
the struggle to end discrimination.
51. Kelty Propst, Oakland, CA
52. Nicole Valentino, Alameda, CA
53. Denise Valentino Hibbitt, Seattle, WA
54. Leathia Krasucki, Seattle, WA
55. Bert Landreth, Seattle, WA
56. Rebecca Davis, Chicago, Il
57. Melissa Woolsey, New Orleans LA
58. Anita M. Sanchez, New Orleans LA
59. Virginia Phillips, New Orleans, LA
60. Courtney Kaye, Honolulu, HI
61. Rae Marlow, Honolulu, HI
62. Jo-Ann M. Adams, San Jose, CA
63. Lori Valesko, Los Angeles, CA
64. Jennifer Martin, Los Angeles, CA
65. Genia G. Austin, Dallas, TX
66. Connie Winkle, Arlington, TX
67. Erin Mooe, Dallas, TX
68. Gene Van Horn, Dallas, TX
69. Brad Loomis Dallas Tx
70. Jeff Anastasi, Florence, SC
71. Cheryl Sterling, Ridgewood, NJ
72. Jennifer Amstutz, Albany, NY
73. Erin DeCaprio, Alexandria, VA
74. Laura Fries, Alexandria, VA
75. Cliff Rothman, Los Angeles, CA
76. Michael Ehrenzweig, San Francisco, CA
78. Wieland Speck, Program Director PANORAMA, Berlin Int'l Film
Festival, Germany
79. Wouter Barendrecht, Co-Chairman, Fortissimo Film Sales, Hong Kong
80. Willeke van Ammelrooij, actress, Breukelen, the Netherlands
81. Menno Ong, financial consultant, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
82. Heleen Tsoy, Leiden, the Netherlands
83. Ron Rote, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
84. Elisabeth Erasmus, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
85. Tim Skern, Vienna, Austria

Tim Skern                      *   tel: ++43 1 4277 61620        * 
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