Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Call in "gay" to work?

According to The Associated Press, tomorrow is set to be "The Day without a Gay" - a sit-out of sorts set to coincide with International Human Rights Day. Modeled loosely after the 2006 immigration demonstrations, same-sex marriage supporters are being urged by the West Hollywood organizers to "call in gay" to work Wednesday to show how much the economy relies on the gay community.

With the economy being in the state it's in, I don't think that's a particularly wise move.

I mean, I don't know about you, but I have no doubt that the economy relies upon gays, just as it relies upon every single minority group out there. It's an intricate and complex system, and minority groups thankfully aren't segregated into certain sectors.

However, I'm slightly impressed that the protest organizers are urging participants to spend the day in community service instead - that is somewhat commendable. It's always good to give back to the community.

But I still think the whole concept is a little ridiculous. I'm interested to see what kind of momentum it gets.


korth fam said...
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daniel said...

It is ridiculous. This reminds me of the emails that show up in my inbox every summer calling on everyone to refrain from buying gas on a certain day and explaining how badly this will hurt the oil companies, how it will show them how much power we have as consumers and force them to lower their prices. Funny thing is we have to have gas so even if people took this seriously they'd buy gas the day before or after the boycott. Net result...no effect. Of course gays have an affect on the economy, is this going to have a major affect? Probably not in any industry that our economy is hugely dependent on.