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Airline passenger has “I Am Gay” slapped on his bag

I am Gay


“I am a white heterosexual male. This trifecta of privilege means that I’m not routinely subjected to prejudice. But for a few minutes I got to walk in the shoes of a gay person in a public place…. I was degraded. I was shamed. I was humiliated.


An anonymous passenger, writing on his personal blog, after Jetstar employees wrote “I AM GAY” on his suitcase with luggage tags. The airline has apologized and is investigating the incident. (Huffington Post)

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