A Day Without Gay Day

As much as I would love to see what would happen if every gay person in the Country Music industry just stayed home, the whole Day without Gay Day thing strikes me funny.

Not that I don’t think it’s a good idea, but you can still be fired for being gay in Tennessee.  It’s perfectly legal.

So, if you had the guts to stay home today anyway, you have my admiration.

But it seems to me to kind of show a fundimental problem with where the Gay Rights movement is at the moment–in that depending on where you live, you might have a whole lot more rights than someone in another part of the country.  So, the risks for someone in Tennessee calling out are a lot greater than the risks for someone in California.

Not that that means there shouldn’t be this kind of demonstration.

I don’t know.  I’m torn.

Go read Brent Rolen or we can all watch John Stewart take it to Mike Huckabee while I think it over.

8 thoughts on “A Day Without Gay Day

  1. AuntB, as a card carrying member of gayness, I think whoever came up with this (and do you notice that person is PAINFULLY missing from all the coverage?) is probably somewhere floating around the big plastic gay bubble on their unicorn to know most of us live in the real world.

    Call in gay? Are you kidding me? When I think of ways to develop relationships with co-workers, pretending to sick by calling it gay and staying home for the day is not one of them. Infact, it’s the most retarded thing I can think of. Hell, the only people that could get away with this are the ones we wish would just go ahead and take off the whole damn week.

    Unless you are working in a factory of gays making lavendar belts for next year’s gay parade, calling in gay is retarded. Gay activism is in such a snow globe right now it ain’t even funny. Well, the unicorns are funny, but funny ha ha. not funny gay. Unicorns aren’t that gay. But the people that ride them while calling in gay to work are…

  2. Christian,

    I have mixed feelings about “A Day Without a Gay” myself for a variety of reasons (indeed I worked today) including those Aunt B mentions, but the today was not supposed to be a day for gay folks to sit at home. It was supposed to be a day for gay folks to go do volunteer work. Gay people are represented in nearly every field of work there is. The idea is to let straight people see just how integrated gay people are in straight America’s everyday lives, while simultaneously showing how much good gay people can accomplish.

    And as for the source of the idea being “PAINFULLY missing” from coverage, I’m not so sure an editorial that was on the front page of CNN.com yesterday is “PAINFULLY missing.”

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