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"L-Word" Star

Southwest Airlines Booted Me

... Because I'm Gay!

9/26/2011 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Actress Leisha Hailey -- who starred in "The L-Word" -- says Southwest Airlines hates gay people ... and claims that's the reason she got kicked off a flight today.

Leisha just unleashed a flurry of tweets to her thousands of followers -- claiming a flight attendant booted Leisha and her GF for kissing on the plane ... because SW is a "family" airline.

Leisha is now demanding a public apology from Southwest -- calling for her fans, and gay people everywhere, to boycott the airline for its "homophobic" policies, writing, "They don't like us."

A rep for Southwest tweeted her back with a quick apology -- asking for Leisha to contact the company privately so they can sort out a solution. So far, no official word from Southwest.



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It's only cool if girls make-out in public if they're hot

1123 days ago

Hey Now    

Flying is bad enough these days. I don't want to see anyone making out with each other, the seatback, a pop tart, their arm or anyone/thing else. Why does everything have to be a big political cause?

1123 days ago


Another Hollywood victim. Deal with it you unknown loser! Most people don't give a damn if you're gay or black or from some other media created coveted special interest group. Act like a normal person and you won't get kicked off planes. Most of SW airlines make fight attendants are gay so nice try using the "SW hates gays" excuse.

It's not about you being gay and it's not even about you making sure the whole plane knew you were gay. You're not as cool and "progressive" as you think you are. It's about you acting like an idiot. Take some responsibility and act human. Loser!

1123 days ago

Ozzie X    

Tounge-ing not sure why TMZ made it look like I typed *******.

1123 days ago


Oh want next, unmarried people kissing?--those having an affair?--brother--sister?--Aman and a woman? not married???We could hire all the unemployed to the sex patroel.

1123 days ago

baylor maggenti    

Who doesn't like women kissing? Besides SW?

1123 days ago

Honey Bunny    

I don't want my children to see two men or two women going at it on a plane. Leave it at home people. It's something we don't need to see in public.

1123 days ago


Asking for a public apology? Sue them! Get the flight attendant and post on line for all to see..

1123 days ago


why should anyone believe this attention seeker? A large % of Southwest's employees are gay and seem to be treated well. Southwest seems to have its act together.

1123 days ago

J Live    

I will only fly SW from this point forward. Keep your PDA to yourself.

1123 days ago


I would bet that there is more to this story than she's telling.

1123 days ago


It doesn't say what kind of kiss she gave her girlfriend...I'd understand if they were making out but they should of politely been asked to stop...straight or gay. I do not enjoy being near or watching people eat eachother's faces

1123 days ago


SWA doesn't hate gays, if they behave in public and don't stink up the cabin with their Tuna Casserole fragrance.

1123 days ago


Good for South West standing up and doing what's right! No one should have to see that kind of deviant, vile and disgusting behavior especially children! I would of thrown some airline peanuts at them! Yeah, I have a dislike for homo's what of it?

1123 days ago


I'm obviously the minority here but this actually makes me want to fly SW. I applaud them standing up for their values. Businesses can't be all things to all people but it seems the PC world forces them to try

1123 days ago
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