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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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writenow    

What's wrong with SW? Google, "Coffee, Tea or Handcuffs" by Gerald Sterns.

934 days ago
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Strokadellic    

Never heard of her. Wouldn't fly southwest airlines if my balls depended on it.

934 days ago
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Aenwyn    

did they exchange a quick peck or two or were they making out/groping on the plane? depending on the level of PDA I can see how that can be inappropriate, whether the couple in question was gay or straight.

934 days ago
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NickSunset    

Hmmm how come she looks so plain.....why doesn't she wear some makeup?

934 days ago
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NickSunset    

I know they hate FAT PIGS on the count they kicked off Kevin Smith off a flight. But Gays .....flight attendants?

934 days ago
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karlew    

Fire the bitch

934 days ago
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CC    

The SWA pilot had it right, flight attendants nowadays are a bunch of grannys, grandes, and gays. That being said I don't believe her claim of 'anti homo' bias has any merit since there is a large flight attendant homo component. However she might have violated a company policy regarding public displays of affection. If that's the case she should be canned......

934 days ago
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candygirl0406    

Oh shut up!

934 days ago
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babyz65    

I think this might be about "public displays of affection". Maybe not be so quick to jump to "gay intolerence". Just my opinion......

934 days ago
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The Neko Nation    

I was on that flight! They were doing more than just kissing and there was a young child across from them. Time for people to accept responsibility for their behavior and stop using the race, gender, or sexuality card.

934 days ago
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Kevin    

It's not about her being a lesbian. I don't want to see heterosexuals kissing on planes either. Straight or gay, it doesn't matter. No one wants to see a make out session. In all my life and many travels, I have never kissed my wife or ex-girlfriends on a plane. Do it privately and this unknown actress should stop making this about sexuality.

934 days ago
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MexTex     

I am sorry but gay people dont fly Southwest it's a discounted airline!! The nerve!!! I guess she didnt get the memo!!

934 days ago
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Mike    

GAYS ARE FAMILY TOO---Where do they think we came from---

934 days ago
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NickSunset    

WOW - when it rains it pours, bad day for Lesbians, first Ellen Has a Heart Attack and now this!! What next they outlaw "Halibut" jackets and dog parks?

934 days ago
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Mary P    

I've seen straights get kicked off SWA planes for making out. Another "I didn't get my way so claim minority" card.

934 days ago
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