Tuesday, September 9, 2014

9-11 Gay Hero


It is widely believed that Mark Bingham, along with three other men, confronted the terrorists on United Flight 93 on the morning of September 11, 2001 and that their heroic actions brought the plane down before it could hit its intended target.  This news did not come as a surprise to Mark’s family and those that knew him best.  From their perspective, there would have been no question in Mark’s mind what he would do in that situation.
Mark Kendall Bingham, born May 22, 1970 in Phoenix, Arizona, was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania. Mark, an openly gay man, assisted in defending the aircraft against the attackers and is considered one of the many heroes of that day. San Francisco has officially designated September 16 Mark Bingham Day. Mark Bingham's heroic last moment are captured in the film The Flight That Fought Back.


  1. What is crazy about Flight 93 is that it crashed about an hour and a half from where I live. It was VERY big news for the area back then and still is to this day.

  2. a real hero Mark Bingham was amazing and handsome !


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