Wednesday, December 10, 2008
As a continued protest against Proposition 8 and the other anti-gay initiatives across the country, today was chosen to be the "Day Without a Gay." All people (not just LGBT folks) have been encouraged to "call in gay" (instead of sick) to work, and focus instead on service and activism.
Normally I'm all for a protest, especially one that would keep Californians from getting complacent about having had their rights stripped away.
So what am I doing today? Am I skipping work in favor of letter writing, civil disobedience, neighborhood activism?
Nope, I'm teaching 5th grade and trying really, really hard to stay awake all day.
Yeah, I dropped the ball on this one. I guess my service for the day will be to encourage all Americans to do something today to participate in the march towards full and equal rights for all people.
I won't try to tell you what to do. Y'all are smart and can figure it out, but just find something, even if it's a short conversation...
If you want to read more about December 10th ("Day Without a Gay"), go here.