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Actor Leslie Jordan confronts men yelling anti-gay slurs

Leslie Jordan took a big stand against three men who were yelling anti-gay slurs at him on Wednesday in a West Hollywood Starbucks, reports CBS Los Angeles.

The character actor best known for his appearances on "Will & Grace" where he played up his distinctive southern accent and slight build, reportedly followed the men outside the Santa Monica Boulevard coffee shop and bravely told them off. Witnesses say that when one of the men lunged at Jordan, who is gay, threw his iced tea at the man.

"Leslie Jordan ran out to tell them, 'Get out of our house. Get out of here," witness Joseph Daniels told CBS2/KCAL9's. "I just think he's a Southern belle that snapped."

Sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene shortly after and questioned and arrested the three men, who were later released, according to the station. A sheriff's official said deputies documented the disturbance as a "hate incident," although no charges were filed.

Jordan's bold actions have made him a hero to many in West Hollywood.

"He stood up for the community, for all of us," local resident Pati Arana said.

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