Eastern Airlines http://kalw.org en Plane Queers - Airline stewards' impact on labor and civil rights http://kalw.org/post/plane-queers-airline-stewards-impact-labor-and-civil-rights <p>A mile-high look at modern US history. Is it true most male flight attendants are gay? Was it ever? How did their legal battles with airlines help advance gay rights <em>and</em> workplace gender equity? Is the tale of “Patient Zero” – a steward accused of being the initial transcontinental spreader of HIV – accurate? Stow your tray tables and put your seats in their fully upright and locked positions for a quick flight through the history of airline stewards. Eric Jansen's guest is Philadelphia University history professor Phil Tiemeyer, author of <a href="http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520274778"><i>Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality and AIDS in the history of male flight attendants</i></a>, published by <a href="http://www.ucpress.edu">University of California Press</a>. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:12:16 +0000 Eric Jansen 30943 at http://kalw.org Plane Queers - Airline stewards' impact on labor and civil rights