I can’t, unfortunately, remember the original source of this story of solidarity on a United Airlines scheduled flight, only that it was retold on BBC Radio 4.
“Are you ‘Gay’?” asked the flight attendant of the hapless pessenger. After a short hesitation, he nodded and mumbled an embarrassed “yes”.
“I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask you to disembark this flight” the flight attendant advised the passenger. Realising there had been a misunderstanding, Mr. Gay immediately stood up, and called to the attendant “I think there’s been a mistake – I am ‘Gay'”.
At this point a third voice, having overheard the exchange, yelled indignantly from somewhere at the back of the plane.
“I’m gay too – they can’t throw us ALL off!”