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JetBlue Celebrates Airline's Commitment to Diversity with Support for LGBT Events throughout Pride Month


New York's Hometown Airline® Celebrates Equality in June and
Throughout the Year

Special Donation Event Set for New York City's Historic Stonewall Inn

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced a variety of events it will
support in June as the airline celebrates diversity and equality as part
of LGBT Pride Month. JetBlue will also continue its long-standing
support for various LGBT groups, events and organizations across the
nation throughout the year.

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"At JetBlue, where our mission is to inspire humanity, we have long
believed that celebrating inclusion and diversity is at the core of our
values," said LaToya Jordan, director talent management and diversity,
JetBlue. "Supporting the LGBTQ community and its various organizations
throughout the year is always special, but being meaningfully involved
takes on added significance during the month of June when so many of our
crewmembers, family and friends celebrate equality."

The Center

JetBlue is once again a proud supporter and the official airline of The
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center – known locally as
simply The Center. Since 1983, The Center has been supporting, fostering
and celebrating the LGBT community of New York City and empowers people
to lead healthy, successful lives. The Center celebrates diversity and
advocates for justice and opportunity.

During Pride Month, JetBlue will proudly support The Center's Garden
Party, a kick-off event for New York City's Pride Week celebrations, as
well as The Center's Family Pride Picnic, a celebration for children of
LGBT parents and a joyful opportunity to celebrate families of all

"The Center's doors are open 365 days a year to welcome over 6,000
people a week looking for support, community and connection," said
Glennda Testone, executive director, The Center. "With help from
partners like JetBlue, we're able to present joyous Pride celebrations
like The Center's Garden Party and Kidding Around Family Pride Picnic
that affirm and support our community not just in June, but all year

In April, JetBlue also supported the annual Center Dinner, which raises
critical funds to support an array of crucial Center programs. Over the
years, the Center Dinner has served as an occasion to recognize members
of the LGBT community, organizations and allies for their work and
commitment to achieve equality for all.

Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative

For the second year in a row, JetBlue is also a proud supporter of The
Stonewall Inn Give Back Initiative (SIGBI), which leverages the historic
significance of the New York City LGBT landmark to help other
communities that don't have the same LGBT resources or support. JetBlue
was an original SIGBI donor when the nonprofit was formed in 2017.

This year SIGBI will announce their new non-profit beneficiary for 2018,
Matria, an LGBT non-profit in Puerto Rico. As the #1 airline in Puerto
Rico with more service than any other carrier and nearly 500 local
crewmembers who call the island home, JetBlue is proud to stand with
SIGBI in supporting the LGBT community on the island.

"We are excited to once again partner with JetBlue to support our
nonprofit The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative. The Initiative
supports grass roots organizations scattered across the country and
especially those in places where equality has been slow to arrive," said
Stacy Lentz, Co-owner of the Stonewall Inn and CEO of the Stonewall Inn
Gives Back Initiative. "With JetBlue's generous support the initiative
is able to do the much needed work of helping some of the most
underserved LGBTQ communities."

JetBlue is also calling on Stonewall Inn patrons to help celebrate for a
good cause this month. On June 28, The First Annual Stonewall Inn Pride
Day and anniversary of the historic 1969 demonstrations, JetBlue will
match every dollar spent on drinks by customers at the Stonewall Inn
with a donation directly to SIGBI.

New York Gay Men's Chorus

JetBlue proudly continues to support the New York City Gay Men's Chorus
(NYCGMC) for another year and is pleased to join them in this month's
New York City Pride March. Founded in 1980, NYCGMC has formed a strong
bond with devoted followers and continues to make lasting connections
with new and diverse audiences. NYCGMC is comprised of more than 260
talented singers of various ages, backgrounds and experiences, and is a
full member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, Inc. (GALA),
the world's only association committed to serving the LGBT choral

"When you're lucky enough to have a sponsor who really understands your
mission, supports your vision, and commits to true diversity and
inclusion in their own workplace, you know that you have a perfect
partner," said Lisa Reilly, executive director, Big Apple Performing
Arts. "NYCGMC values and appreciates our extraordinary partnership with
JetBlue and JetPride. We're proud to call JetBlue our sponsor and our
friend, and look forward to celebrating Pride with them."

Celebrations and Support Nationwide

JetBlue's support of the LGBT community also reaches beyond New York
City. Over the years hundreds of JetBlue crewmembers and senior leaders
have marched in pride celebrations across the country including in the
airline's focus cities of Boston; Long Beach, Calif.; New York; and
Orlando, Fla.

JetBlue also regularly takes part in Provincetown Carnival, will be
supporting The Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade & Festival in Fort
Lauderdale for a second year and, for the first time in 2018, is a proud
sponsor of Greater Palm Springs Pride.

Additionally, JetBlue has provided support for a variety of LGBT
nonprofits across the country including Boston Gay Men's Chorus, Lambda
Legal, New York City Anti-Violence Project, NLGJA – the Association of
LGBT Journalists, OutRight Action International, the Trevor Project, the
Provincetown Business Guild and, new for 2018, is a proud founding
member of the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

For six years JetBlue has received the top score of 100 on the Corporate
Equality Index (CEI). The honor from the Human Rights Campaign
Foundation is based on surveys and reports on corporate policies and
practices related to LGBT workplace equality.

The CEI evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including
non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits,
transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and
public engagement with the LGBT community. JetBlue's efforts in
satisfying all of the CEI's criteria results in a 100 ranking and the
designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.


JetPride became JetBlue's first Crewmember Resource Group in 2012,
welcome to all LGBT crewmembers and their allies. JetPride strives to
provide mentoring to develop their career paths, support external
JetBlue initiatives in the LGBT community, bring increased visibility to
and perspective on LGBT workplace issues, and advocate for a continued
bias-free workplace where LGBT JetBlue crewmembers can thrive.

About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier
in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando,
and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 40 million customers a year to
102 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit

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