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Call in Gay
The subject of the "Call in Gay" day came up earlier at work. I don't think I'll bother because I'm too lazy to change my routine and too lazy to volunteer instead of staying home and relaxing. I'm suddenly feeling as if I'm expected to call in "Gay", though. I hadn't planned on using sick time either. What to do...

Edit: For reference this site has information on the whole event.

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sisyphus238 From: sisyphus238 Date: December 10th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Somehow I don't think it would work anyway unless every gay employee, or a majority of them at least, for a given company were to do it, otherwise, it seems to me, it would be a wasted effort as the whole point is to show that we are everywhere and are depended upon.

Edited at 2008-12-10 02:02 am (UTC)
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 10th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
There may be some gay people on the marketing side, but in the development side it looks like I'm the only gay person out of around 40 people. Staying home would have minimal impact on things there. I also don't feel like I owe it to the gay community (not the current one in my generation anyway).
raist_ From: raist_ Date: December 10th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
WTF?

I can't even call in sick, and you get to call in gay? How does this work?

It makes me wanna catch teh gay. Even though I'd possibly lose my job.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 10th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)
It is supposed to be a form of protest against Proposition 8 passing in California. It's not just staying home, though, but also going out and volunteering at various organizations in the local community. I'm too lazy to look up any so I'll probably just go into work.

Here's a link to the main site with more information.

Most of my co-workers (well beyond 80 and 90%) are straight, so it would have minimal impact at my job. At least in my department; I'm probably the only developer (of around 40 or so) that is openly gay.
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