GLAAD Statement on Lesbian Passengers on Southwest Airlines

Rich Ferraro
Director of Communications, GLAAD
(646) 871-8011
ferraro@glaad.org

September 27, 2011

“Just like all couples, Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey should be able to express affection in public,” said Herndon Graddick, GLAAD’s Senior Director of Programs. “The widespread outrage around Leisha’s report demonstrates that fair-minded Americans will no longer stand for discrimination of gay and lesbian couples. Corporations need to ensure that employee training programs include best practices for welcoming all customers and that those practices are enforced."