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Call In 'Gay' To Work

Jammie Wearing Fool has the oddest story of the day. A gay rights group is telling all gays to "call in gay" at work to signal how much of an economic impact they have. One thing is that I wonder how many straight people are going to drag themselves into work no matter how sick they are because they don't want to kickstart the rumor mill be being out on "Call in Gay" day:

Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to "call in gay" Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it's wise to encourage skipping work given the nation's economic distress.
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Deirdre Mundy said...

And how many high school students are going to decide that calling in gay is preferable to bombing that Chem test you totally meant to study for before you wasted 6 hours on facebook?

Anonymous said...

Don't they represent something like 1% of the work force?

And, assumming that most gay people aren't bat-shit crazy, why do this in a seriously down job market.

How utterly pretentious.


Anonymous said...

while in college the brilliant 'gay' 'community' at my very, very large state university anounced its 'coming out'(didn't this used to be something for young straight ladies?)plans for 'gay' 'pride': wear blue jeans on the big day!
so on the one day they designated to draw attention to themselves the effect of their brilliant plan was that the 'gays' disappeared amidst the entire university population of blue jean-wearing undergraduates.

This recent 'gay' initiative is no better in concept and will be no better in execution or result.

Andrew said...

The funny thing is, over at my university, this was advertised as "A Day Without Gays," and it took me a while to figure out if the organizers considered that a good or a bad thing...

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