No Hate
  • Petitioned United Airline's & Homophobic Flight Attendant Veronica Lawrence

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United Airline's & Homophobic Flight Attendant Veronica Lawrence

No Hate

    1. Brad Lamm
    2. Petition by

      Brad Lamm

      New York, NY

In December 17, 2010 I was on FLIGHT from LAX to JFK when Flight Attendant attempted to joke with me -- unbeknownst that I am gay -- and used the words "FAG" & "FAGGOT" & "QUEER."

Since that time, I have asked and for an apology. After more than nine months, I was informed by a letter from insurance group that "after investigation, we have determined the homophobic event you described did not occur."

I had no choice but to sue Airlines in New York Small Claims court for the cost of the flight along with two round-trip First Class tickets and an apology. The money and the tickets I will donate to THE TREVOR PROJECT - a suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Small Claims Court cannot compel an apology - but I believe it is an imperative step in righting this wrong. Hate speech is unacceptable anywhere and in any circumstance.

For a fare-paying customer, it is unprofessional, intimidating and unsafe to be subjected to such bigoted and abusive behavior from an airline employee whose primary responsibility is to insure the safety of its passengers.

Don't you think it's time to apologize (FINALLY!) Airlines and?! I do.

- Brad Lamm

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    • Len LaChapelle DAYTONA BEACH, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Bigotry and hate crimes against any group of people should not be tolerated in a country that claims that all men are created equal.

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    • Shirley Koritnik WINSTON-SALEM, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm disturbed by all the gay young people and bullied young people committing suicide. Words CAN hurt, CAN create an atmosphere of hate and oppression. In this situation a person who's been on national TV news and programming, written a book, and helped MANY people have a better life...should receive an apology and damages. It's just just.

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    • Lisa Holguin LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am so glad to see you fighting back on this issue. I love the Trevor Project they are a great orginization.

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    • jill johnson ROCKFORD, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      While the flight attendant didn't know that Mr. Lamm is gay, the words of hate for any group are intolerable. There should be respect for all human beings simply because of that.

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    • Denise Curran BROOMFIELD, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Respect

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