A Day Without Gays: Dec. 10

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  1. jason_els

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    Tomorrow (for those of us in the US) there will be a national work strike by LGBT people in support of equal rights. The action is called, A Day Without A Gay.

    Do you intend to support the strike by not going to work or are you someone in one of the thirty states where you can be legally fired for being LGBT? Do you feel the strike is will help advance rights?

    What are your opinions on this? Are you joining the strike? Have you even heard of it?

    I'm going to work because my employers are a married gay couple and I believe striking would serve no point in my case.
     
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    I have never been a victim of gay rights. I support everyone who has and their efforts tomorrow or any other day.
     
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    I heard about this a few weeks ago. I think it's another misappropriated attempt by confused gay men who have no idea how to handle this gay rights battle. What's the point in boycotting anti-gay business for just one day, does that mean we can continue patronizing them the next day or a week later?

    This whole gay rights battle is downright embarrassing at times.
     
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    Had I not have an important exam review tomorrow.. I would skip school. But living in Canada, we have better rights than our American friends.

    Good luck to everyone who strikes tomorrow!
     
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    Unfort. I'm not in a position to miss any work right now so no.
     
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    Smart Gay Guy is Smart.
     
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    That's the oddest way I've ever seen it put. But you are right.

    No one can actually be a victim of other people's rights. "Rights" by definition cannot be at someone else's expense.
     
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    yah. no offense to the gay peoples, but it's like, you just go around in skanky clothes and call it a pride parade. i don't think pride should be an R rated event. it should be something in which the gay community can educate the ignorant peoples.

    but i'm prolly gonna be assaulted for the statement, but whatever


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    wait...there are some states where you can actually be fired for being gay or lesbian?! what the fuck!? can you be fired for being black too? what states are these? how is this legal? doesn't it violate some ine federal law or something?
     
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    I can't I have a Christmas tree to decorate! Good luck to those who choose to strike!
     
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    Turn the pages of magazines, newspapers. Look at TV or major web sites. There are loads images and stories promoting straight sexuality. Pride events are a way for the gay community to counter the overwhelmingly straight media and the society it represents. They may be R-rated but then so is much of what we see of straight sex represented in public venues. The principle behind it is that gays should not have to change to fit a straight image of what gay (or straight) should be just to get the rights and respect they're entitled to.

    Gays should not be the Uncle Toms of straight society.

    You bet! And Florida is one of them. Here's a map to show you the states where you have no protections from job discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity.

    No, you cannot be fired for being black. Protections for racial discrimination go back to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. LGBT people have no federal law protecting them and only a minority of state laws. Remember that you can still be fired from the US Armed Forces for being gay no matter what your record.
     
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    Yes, and you are in one. A landlord can also refuse to rent. You are also in one of 14 states where being gay was illegal until it was struck down by the Supreme court in 2003.

    Nineteen states have no civil rights protection for gays. Eleven states have protection for state, but not private employees. The other twenty have some protection.

    There is no Federal civil rights legislation that includes gays. Clinton issued an executive order banning discrimination for federal employees. The only federal laws that have been passed discriminate against us. Thirty five states ban gay marriage.
     
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    How do you mean this?
     
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    Simple, I have never been a victim. But I support those who have and their efforts.
     
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    Many gay people don't care about unity, they just wanna dance around in booty shorts and fuck.

    Yup, sexual orientation is NOT protected in every state. Subway recently fired an employee for doing gay porn as a side-job.

    There is no principle to Pride parades and they've never been planned with gay rights in mind. They're defiant, brazen, and mostly just a way to trade phone numbers and STDs.
     
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    People usually aren't victims of rights. They're beneficiaries. Are you being flip or did you mean something else?
     
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    I thought I had been clear,I have never been denied housing, employment, health care or anything else because of my sexual orientation. Like my religion and politics and finances I don't discuss it outside of my private life.
     
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    (Not so) Interesting comparison.

    *snort*

    Were I gay/American, I would not participate.
    If I had moral issues with being discriminated against/ethically segregated/branded, I'd continue about my daily life as any other 'normal' person and disprove the bigotry - not spend a day disrupting the lives and workplaces of other people and in doing so give them an undeniable reason as to how and why Dec. 10th was so difficult: "the gays did it!" :rolleyes:
     
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    I've If I was gay then I don't think I would participate. I am not a fan of this kind of tactics.
     
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    SORRY! I'm laughing thinking about all the totally straight guys who might be sick with a cold or the flu and PLANNED to stay home that will literally CRAWL their sick *sses into work tomorrow:biggrin1::biggrin1:
     
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