Celebrities, organizations, and politicians from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to President Obama have contributed a video message to the “It Gets Better” campaign to help combat bullying and prevent gay teen suicides and give young people hope. The National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) representing airline, commercial and private pilots all over the world, have added their response to the popular campaign.
A short video with stories from several pilots tells teens that it gets better and that the aviation industry is an accepting place for LGBT people. Even on the flight deck homophobia is rare these days, say association officials.
NGPA has also established an education fund that provides scholarships for young aviators to assist with the high costs of professional pilot training. Over the last 13 years, the NGPA has given out scholarships totaling more than $120,000.
For more information: NGPA.org