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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

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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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76.

Gomer    

Keep the carpet munching at home !!

1018 days ago
77.

kosho    

Wow, many of these comments reveal how uptight the world has become. PDA's? In my view it would be a far better world if people displayed more affection for each other, publicly and privately. Yes, kissing, stroking, hugging, you name it. What's your problem? That's life baby. Wait until you die to stop touching each other. And when I travel with my significant other, if our affection offends you, don't look.

1018 days ago
78.

kosho    

Wow, many of these comments reveal how uptight the world has become. PDA's? In my view it would be a far better world if people diplayed more affection for each other, publicly and privately. Yes, kissing, stroking, hugging, you name it. What's your problem? That's life baby. Wait until you die to stop touching each other.

1018 days ago
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Diane Fortenberry    

Thank God somebody has some decent morals left in this day and age!! Thank God for Southwest!!

1018 days ago
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L Hendricks    

Seriously, this article does not give enough info, if there was enough PDA then i would have booted them if they were straight or not, (i suspect that because she didn't give any more info when she claimed all this happened they were making out and she SHOULD HAVE BEEN KICKED OFF, but then again, i hate it when celebs get all stuck up anyway, why do you think you are diffrent)

1018 days ago
81.

Leah    

come on guys! Use the bathroom next time and join the mile high club! Not in front of the kids, whether straight or gay!

1018 days ago
82.

Leah    

come on guys! Use the bathroom next time and join the mile high club! Not in front of the kids, whether straight or gay!

1018 days ago
83.

Jim    

Nobody, gay or straight, should be clawing at each other in public. That's what I hate about going to Disney during "Gay Days". My kids have to watch grown people groping each other in ways they never have to see in public anywhere else. GET A ROOM.

1018 days ago
84.

Teej    

I'd like to hear the other side of the story, there are degrees of public displays of affection that are not acceptable whether one is gay or straight. That aside, I wouldn't fly Southwest airlines if you paid me.

1018 days ago
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Greg Alessio    

I have absolutely no problem with what a person's sexual orientation is, but let's not flaunt it in front of the public whether you're heterosexual or homosexual! especially in front of children...that's just not in good taste in my honest opinion.

1018 days ago
86.

MsRita    

So they hate gay people you were kissing for a reason PUBLICITY. STRAIGHT PEOPLE DON'T KISS ON PLANES SO YOU HAVE DIFFERENT RIGHTS. STFU!! GO AWAY WITH BS WE ARE SICK OF YOU ARE YOU CRYING A RIVER. OTHER PASSENGER COMPLAINED WHO HAS MORE MAJORITY. YOU DISCUSS ME EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO GAY PEOPLE IS ABOUT BEING GAY. OK SO BLACK PEOPLE START COMPLAINING ABOUT EVERY DAMN THING.R

1018 days ago
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s.h.morrell    

i dont believe it one bit i support southwest airlines 100% im sure there was more to the story a lot more

1018 days ago
88.

MISERABLE66    

This coulda been a double whammy if she was black... LOL

1018 days ago
89.

Mary    

Let's hear SWA's side before condemning or believing her!!

1018 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

They booted your ugly ass cause your tongue was down a chicks throat on a airplane! Not because you're gay so go F yourself already, you too Harvey!

1018 days ago
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