As many of you are aware, TWA is a corporate sponsor for St. Louis PrideFest
'99. It seems that TWA has received a petition from some employee owners
asking TWA to reconsider the company's position on future sponsorship of
events, such as the "St. Louis Gay Pride Festival, or to any organization
which is so divisive and emotionally impacting to the people of this
TWA's response includes the following statements:
"Every year, TWA participates in hundreds of community events in the areas we
serve. It's a good way to put our name before the traveling public and build
This particular event costs us a very modest amount of complimentary travel
and delivers great exposure at an event that attracts tens of thousands of
participants. It is a well organized, well-run "picnic in the park"that is
actively supported by The City of St. Louis and many other sponsors,
including major corporations as well as a number of travel agencies and
churches who have booths and displays."
I would encourage each of you to write TWA and thank them as a member of
Pride St. Louis, Inc., for their participation in PrideFest and show your
support to TWA.
I would suggest letters be addressed to
Mr. William Compton C.O.O.
Trans World Airlines
One City Centre
515 North 6th Street
St. Louis MO 63101
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