December 9th, 2008


Day Without a Gay

Raise your hand if you:

A) Couldn't afford to not work today
B) Couldn't afford to come out at work
C) Are unemployed
D) Get annoyed by queer protests that:

  • Cause queer people to lose money from their paycheck
  • Are based on non-action rather than direct action
  • Argue for civil rights based on large-scale representation rather than essential justice
  • Deny services to queer people (me) when really enthusiastic non-profits close their entire office
  • Are generally easier for allies and queers with privilege to participate in
  • Rhyme
I'm not criticizing anyone who participated. I myself could not afford to and I find I really wouldn't have wanted to anyway. Just wondering if other folks feel similarly.