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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Your Day: Now with Less Gay.

Posted by Sarah Mirk on Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 2:31 PM

Today is apparently the national Day Without a Gay, a pro-gay protest organized mostly via Facebook (where it's called "Day Without a GAY!!") in response to Prop 8. GLTBQIAWTFOMG people are encouraged to "call in gay" - boycotting work and instead spending the day volunteering in their community. The Facebook page estimates that "close to a million people will mysteriously catch the 'lavender flu' on Wednesday" but around Portland I haven't seen any evidence of the boycott besides free coffee at Black Sheep Bakery.

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Which, of course, some anonymous Mercury homos cashed in on with super gay gusto.

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Across the country, some people are participating, but overall, it looks like the event is not having the same impact as the event it's modeled on - the massive, exciting Day Without Immigrants marches of 2006. Is any Facebook-organized protest bound to be small? Or are people just not fiery enough to skip work after the big anti-prop 8 marches a few weeks ago?

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