The worldwide media attention surrounding our massive grassweb efforts for gay rights has been tremendous. Join the Impact was a HUGE success and will continue to thrive because of our efforts. We’ve reacted to anti-gay ballot initiatives in California, Arizona, Florida, and Arkansas with anger, with resolve, and with courage. NOW, it’s time to show America and the world how we love.
Gay people and our allies are compassionate, sensitive, caring, mobilized, and programmed for success. A day without gays would be tragic because it would be a day without love. On December 10, 2008 the gay community will take a historic stance against hatred by donating love to a variety of different causes. On December 10, you are encouraged not to call in sick to work. You are encouraged to call in “gay”–and donate your time to service! December 10, 2008 is International Human Rights Day. CLICK HERE to join us, and search or add to the list of human rights organizations that need our help RIGHT NOW.
What about those of us who have been treated well by our employers? Do we punish them by calling in gay? This is an interesting idea, but one that I think plays better in concept. In any case, if you live in one of the 30 states in which it is perfectly legal be fired for being gay, the Day Without A Gay site does offer an alternative to calling in gay.
RELATED: ACLU blogger Joel Engardio isn’t so crazy about the idea.