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  • 'Call in Gay' to Work Day Draws Few Participants

    12/11/2008 9:18:36 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 36 replies · 1,987+ views ^ | 12/10/08
    SAN FRANCISCO — A daylong work stoppage during which employees were encouraged to "call in gay" to express support for same-sex marriage drew spotty participation nationwide Wednesday, with some gay rights activists praising the concept but questioning its effect. In San Francisco's gay Castro district, residents and merchants said they endorsed the message behind "Day Without a Gay" but didn't think a work stoppage was practical given the poor economy and the strike's organization. "If we are going to make a huge impact and not be laughed at, then we have to take the time and make the time to...

    12/11/2008 5:41:24 AM PST · by andrew roman · 22 replies · 746+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 11 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    How was your “Day Without a Gay” day?Did you “call in gay” yesterday?Were you afforded the opportunity to “Fight H8 with love” on Wednesday?Yesterday America was slated to feel the pain and hurt of a day where homosexuals were taken out of the societal equation. Gays across the map were encouraged to stay home on Wednesday – to “call in gay,” as it were – as a form of nonviolent protest against an American society still mired in antiquated anti-gay sentiment (or something close to that) - not unlike the wildly successful “Day without an Immigrant” day, you might remember,...
  • S.D. gay activists join call for nationwide boycott (Day without A Gay)

    12/09/2008 11:22:35 AM PST · by radar101 · 85 replies · 1,597+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | December 9, 2008 | John Wilkens
    Gay rights activists in San Diego and elsewhere, hoping to sustain a grass-roots protest movement launched after the Nov. 4 passage of Proposition 8, have planned a nationwide boycott tomorrow. The event, called Day Without a Gay, encourages gays, lesbians and their supporters to take off work, refrain from shopping and spend the day volunteering somewhere. “We're hoping to provide a visual representation of who we are,” said Sara Beth Brooks, an El Cajon bookkeeper who recently formed a group called the San Diego Equality Campaign. “We're your neighbors, your family, your friends. We're everybody. We hope this kind of...
  • Day without a gay

    12/08/2008 1:41:32 PM PST · by presidio9 · 68 replies · 2,285+ views
    USM Free Press ^ | 12/08/08 | Taryn Yudaken
    This Wednesday is the day when all gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, and straight allies are encouraged to participate in a strike against the passing of Proposition 8 and the losses that the gay movement worldwide are experiencing. On this day, participating involves calling out of work as "gay"(or as a gay ally), and using the time off to volunteer. It also involves eliminating yourself from the economy by keeping your computers (and the like) off, not making any purchases, and shutting down your company if you run one. For those of us who can't afford to miss school or work,...