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Southwest Airlines Features Gay Trans Employee In Pride Video

"Pride is incredibly important to me because it celebrates who I am.”

Southwest Airlines is celebrating Pride month with a new video featuring one of its openly transgender employees.

The spot focuses on Ethan Avanzino, a creative producer for the airline.

"June is special for me because it is LGBT Pride Month," Avanzino explains in the video. "As a gay transgender man, Pride is incredibly important to me because it celebrates who I am."

"At Southwest," he continues, "we say we’re a family and I really truly saw that familial love when I came out and transitioned because how I was treated before and how I’m treated now is one and the same... Having a work environment that is accepting is incredibly important for me. I’m able to just be who I am."

Southwest Airlines made headlines last month when two gay dads claimed the airline wouldn't let them use family boarding with their adopted children.