Aussie lesbian couple abused on Jetstar flight

An Australian couple have launched a scathing attack on Jetstar after the airline's staff failed to help them when they were allegedly subjected to homophobic abuse.

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Cat Franke made a Facebook post on New Year’s Day about the “verbal abuse and hate” she and partner Julz Evans‘ suffered on a flight from Melbourne to Perth the night before, newshub.co.nz writes.

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Cat Franke describes the incident like this :

The man started off by keeping his hand on the top of my partner’s chair, then when I tried to share a kiss with my partner he pressed his face right up to the gap between our two chairs and started mumbling ‘kiss, come on I wanna see some lesbians kiss’.

My partner and I felt so uncomfortable because of this pervert we immediately stopped our conversation and sat as still as possible, hoping he would leave us alone.

Unfortunately because we had not met his request he began his homophobic slurs, singing loudly and also mumbling about how we were faggots, dykes and poofters. He then began to kick and punch my partners chair while saying how we weren’t equals and rambled about his beliefs about marriage.

Ms Franke and Ms Evans have each been gifted a AU$50 voucher while an investigation takes place. They are pushing for a full refund for their flight, and are urging the airline to blacklist the perpetrator, newshub.co.nz reports.

Read Ms Franke Facebook post below.