“Gay For a Day”

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In spite of the dreary economy, LGBT people are being encouraged to raise awareness of their rights and impact in the country by calling in “gay” to work this week, closing down their businesses, refraining from shopping, and instead doing volunteer work.

The action, dubbed “Day Without A Gay,” is set for Wednesday, December 10 and comes just over a month after the passage of Proposition 8, which eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. Straight allies can also “call in gay,” according to the Web site http://www.daywithoutagay.org.

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BUT I CAN’T CALL IN AT WORK ON 12/10 OR I’LL GET FIRED!
If you live in one of the 30 states where individuals can still be fired simply for being gay or lesbian, there are still plenty of ways that you can lend a hand and a voice in our fight for gay equality–without missing work. CLICK HERE for actions you can take RIGHT NOW!

CALL IN GAY? BUT I’M NOT GAY, I’M ___! (Great! “Gay” just rhymes with “day.” CLICK HERE for more.)

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“If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in queer to work: ‘Hello. Can”t work today. Still queer.'” –Robin Tyler

“What do you mean, you ‘don’t believe in homosexuality’? It’s not like the Easter Bunny, your belief isn’t necessary.” –Lea Delaria


“The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 to heterosexuals. This doesn’t mean God doesn’t love heterosexuals. It’s just that they need more supervision.” –Lynn Lavner

If a bullet should go through my head let that bullet go through every closet door.” –Harvey Milk

“More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.” –Harvey Milk

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Can Macho, Non-Metro Actors Play Gay?

Sean Penn Follows in Gyllenhaal, Ledger’s Footsteps With ‘Milk’

He has played a hardened ex-convict, a mentally challenged man and a California stoner. But Sean Penn’s current portrayal of a gay politician has some critics calling it his best performance ever.

He has played a hardened ex-convict, a mentally challenged man and a California stoner. But Sean Penn's current portrayal of a gay politician has some critics calling it his best performance ever.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger are shown in a scene from “Brokeback Mountain,” left. /In this… Expand

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How this tough-guy, straight actor was able to step into the shoes of Harvey Milk, the country’s first openly gay politician, in the new film “Milk” is as much a testament to Penn’s talent as it is to a culture that has become more accepting of gays.

Yet, while Penn receives raves for his performance, some in the gay community wonder aloud why a gay actor could not have played his role or any one of the others cast with straight actors James Franco, Emile Hirsch and Diego Luna.

“It has almost become a rite of passage for these leading Hollywood actors to take on a gay role,” said David Hauslaib, editorial director of the gay and lesbian Web site Queerty.com. “I think Sean Penn’s career can only benefit from a role like this. The same was true for Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal [who played gay lovers in ‘Brokeback Mountain’].”

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3 thoughts on ““Gay For a Day”

  1. ““The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 to heterosexuals. This doesn’t mean God doesn’t love heterosexuals. It’s just that they need more supervision.” –Lynn Lavner”

    That’s bloody brilliant!

  2. Nonsense, Collin Kelley! I couldn’t disagree more. That is like saying, “Well, I just cannot agree with A Beautiful Life because Roberto Benigni was never actually in a concentration camp.” It is a movie. It is meant to be an interpretation. Give it a chance.

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