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12-09-2008, 07:56 PM
Just curious if anyone here is planning on participating Wednesday Dec. 10.
My husband and I discussed this, but we both felt this really was not something we wanted to put our support behind. I understand that it's important to keep the momentum going, but this seems more like a detour.
How do you feel about this type of protest?
12-09-2008, 08:00 PM
I'm totally participating, but that's because I like the idea that our local organizers made of it. Instead of skipping work or school (our local organizers thought that might be counter-productive), people in our area are going to take time during the lunch break for visibility actions on street corners, and hopefully get to chat with passers-by about the importance of equality. Just. . . peaceful, friendly people on the sidewalk with our signs themed around equality. It should be fun. :)
12-09-2008, 08:19 PM
The website gives some advice for actions that can be taken for those who can't or don't want to miss work or school. I thought that was pretty cool. I think the idea is good, but the execution may not come off as planned. I support it, but can understand why others may not.
My wife has made it easy on herself, she put in for vacation tomorrow and Thursday (we are both off Friday). I'm calling in tomorrow, although frankly I'm not sure I'll call in 'gay'. Normally when I'm off, I check work emails, phone calls and respond to inquiries that may not be able to wait until the next day. I do plan on completely cutting myself off anything work-related.
I love your idea Zerbie, sounds like a great time. They are emphasizing donating time to charities tomorrow here in CA, but two of us were tasked with contacting organizations to get some leads and either there are no leads, our calls weren't returned or the application and interview process is too extensive for the time frame.
I plan on spending the day on SF, EAN, Jointheimpact, and get some of my life together (so many small tasks I've put off!). We'll also see Milk, and possibly go to mid-town for dinner or shopping to support GLBT businesses. My boss may give me crap, but I started my counseling through EAP this week (free sessions thru my employer) and I'm not really in the mood to be around people at work. I've been able to put some resentment and sadness aside for the last couple weeks, but bringing it all out again yesterday has brought pain I feel over some of my family to the forefront again, and I'm a little irritated at the whole thing (feelings and process). I completely believe in counseling - for everyone - but it's not easy!
I'm looking to enjoy the day, be completely and totally gay and I don't really care if I'm missed or not at work. The point for me will be to ignore work the entire day which I normally do not even do on weekends. Tomorrow will just be an extension of my 'therapy'. :D:love:
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