Gay Aeroflot steward ‘forced to marry woman’ [Russia]
A gay air steward for the Russian carrier Aeroflot was forced to marry a woman in order to keep his job...GayRussia.eu reported that campaigners had filed notice of a demonstration after gay employee Maxim Kupreev suffered unusual kind of discrimination by his employer. When Kupreev...tried to found a gay support network at the airline, he was seemingly ordered to marry. The gay steward tied the knot with his school friend...so he could keep his job...reportedly to minimise publicity for his attempted LGBT network. A protest in Moscow on 9 February is being planned to coincide with the airline’s 89th birthday...Protesters also want Aeroflot excluded from the global airline alliance “Sky Team”, which includes KLM, Air France, Delta and Korean Air among other operators.