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  • 28th September 2011

    Airline says lesbian L Word couple were kicked off flight for swearing 34

    The airline claims Leisha Hailey and her girlfriend were swearing (Photo: Clea DuVall)

    2:01 PM — Southwest Airlines says that former L Word actress Leisha Hailey and her girlfriend were escorted off a flight for swearing, rather than kissing. The star and her girlfriend Camila Grey were on a Baltimore to St Louis flight on Sunday.

  • 27th September 2011

    L Word actress ‘escorted off plane for lesbian kiss’ 115

    Leisha Hailey called for a boycott of the airline (Photo: Clea DuVall)

    10:25 AM — Leisha Hailey, who starred in the US lesbian drama The L Word, says she was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after a row over kissing her girlfriend.

  • 1st July 2011

    US pilot says sorry for anti-gay rant 18

    James Fritzen Taylor said cabin crew were gay, old, fat and ugly

    3:07 PM — A US pilot has apologised after a mid-flight homophobic rant was accidentally broadcast to air traffic control. James Fritzen Taylor, who works for Southwest Airlines, was flying between Austin and San Diego in March when it is believed a button for the cockpit microphone was hit by mistake.

  • 24th June 2011

    US pilot escapes sacking over homophobic rant 25

    The pilot was heard making offensive remarks about cabin crew (Photo: Aaron Escobar)

    3:14 PM — A pilot for Southwest Airlines was briefly suspended, then reinstated, over an anti-gay rant accidentally broadcast to air traffic control. He was heard complaining about "f**king homosexuals" and calling other staff members old, overweight and ugly.

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