For Pride Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various LGBTQ+ Americans who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights. Today's Pride Month profile is Brian Gambino of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) member and First Officer Brian Gambino developed his passion for aviation at a young age, growing up under the final approach path for runway 22L at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. His interest became what is now a 16-year career at three ALPA carriers, and his passion is just as strong now as it was at the start. Outside of flying, Brian spends his time advocating for change through the work of the NGPA, the worldwide LGBTQ aviation community. As the organization's president, he leads the charge on diversity, equity and inclusion issues facing the LGBTQ+ community in aviation. Whether he's traveling in a JetBlue Airbus crossing the Atlantic or leading a seminar on inclusion, you’re sure to see Brian living out his passion with a smile on his face.