Calling in ‘Gay’ to Work
Here’s something you don’t see every day:
Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to “call in gay” Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it’s wise to encourage skipping work given the nation’s economic distress. Organizers of “Day Without a Gay” — scheduled to coincide with International Human Rights Day and modeled after similar work stoppages by Latino immigrants — also are encouraging people to perform volunteer work and refrain from spending money.
This is right up there with the “Wear Jeans to Support Cause X” days on college campuses. Although, if people actually get paid if they call in “gay” to work, I’m guessing we’re going to be a really, really gay country the next time this day rolls around.