Less than one month after a gay disabled activist was forced to crawl off a United Airlines flight in Washington, D.C., a lesbian British Paralympian has come forward with a strikingly similar experience. Speaking to the BBC’s Radio 4, Claire Harvey says that she was “manhandled” by Qatar Airways flight crew who demanded she disembark from her October 30 flight after all other passengers had left the plane, even though flight attendants had failed to bring Harvey the aisle-sized wheelchair that would make it easy for her to reach the front of the plane, where her personal wheelchair was waiting.


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