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  1. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 2:48 am
    Link: Call In Gay Day - Call in sick for school and work tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 10)--to support same-sex marriage and gay rights.
  2. Profile photo of coolbananas
    coolbananas Female 18-29
    859 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 2:57 am
    oh thats already today.. sept i did called in sick today
  3. Profile photo of hagane
    hagane Male 30-39
    967 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 3:23 am
    Uhh, that`s going to be a little hard to do, I think they`ll figure out my children were pretty much the offspring of a heterosexual coupling. Drats.... :(

    Homosexuality FTW!

  4. Profile photo of Midge210
    Midge210 Female 18-29
    236 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 3:38 am
    i would... but i have exams... and i don`t think my exams care whether or not i`m gay. maybe next time.
  5. Profile photo of Lauraly
    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2259 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 3:42 am
    I think it`s a brilliant idea. If I worked, I`d totally participate.
  6. Profile photo of Seem
    Seem Female 18-29
    118 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 3:57 am
    That is an adorable and awesome idea. Damnit, if I worked I`d so do that. But I`m waaaaaayy too lazy to get a job right now.
  7. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
    1086 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 4:08 am
    "Call in straight day collapses world economy, millions die or pink slipped"
  8. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    December 10, 2008 at 4:21 am
    In these economic times this is like the worst idea ever. I would suggest another strategy, getting that layoff the office is looking to drop on someone would not really be a constructive way to support anything.
  9. Profile photo of JeanaH
    JeanaH Female 13-17
    406 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 4:24 am
    *gasp* No! I have my perfect attendance record to worry about! *nerdish flair*
  10. Profile photo of mrwnt
    mrwnt Male 18-29
    334 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 4:26 am
    "If I worked, I`d totally participate."

    Haha now this is the attitude that changes the world. "I will not start doing things until it is apparent to me that they work."

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    ty651 Male 13-17
    69 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 4:38 am
    ummmmm no thank you
  12. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 4:57 am
    I still don`t see how where you choose to stick your dick has any relevance to anything.
  13. Profile photo of sporka
    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 4:58 am
    I would, except I have one class, and since it`s the last class of the semester we`re having a party.

    @ mrwnt - You might want to reread what she wrote.

  14. Profile photo of HornyPanda
    HornyPanda Male 18-29
    213 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 5:02 am
    That`s .. dumb. I know gays want awareness and things but, really? I mean that doesn`t show awareness .. Straight people can call in gay too lol .. .. "Uh sorry boss *cough cough* .. I`m feeling mighty gay today I can`t come in to work. I mean, I`m feeling soooo gay. SO Gay ... But don`t worry, tomorrow I`ll be straight as a whistle!"
  15. Profile photo of ChainsawNbud
    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
    741 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 5:12 am
    But....but....I own my own business....
  16. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    December 10, 2008 at 5:13 am
    Thanks, but with mid-terms coming up no thanks
  17. Profile photo of AllyGator
    AllyGator Female 13-17
    49 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 5:14 am
    Didn`t have to.
    Snow day today :D
  18. Profile photo of ukulelemike
    ukulelemike Male 40-49
    129 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 5:24 am
    You know, calling in immigrant didn`t work for the illegals-the business world went on just fine, and most went ot work anyways. How do the gays think this will work, especially when there are so fewer of them than the immigrant workers?
    So, if they Do call in gay, does this mean I can`t get my hair done? Or have my house redecorated? Oh no, no one to teach this straight guy how to dress snappy today! What ever shall I do?
    (LOL @ HornyPanda)
  19. Profile photo of piemaster
    piemaster Male 18-29
    226 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 5:33 am
    mrwnt,
    Lauraly said if "I" worked.
    (You even quoted it!)
  20. Profile photo of robrobrob125
    robrobrob125 Male 13-17
    118 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 6:09 am
    Call in gay?
    Like call in sick because you support gay people, or call in and say: I`m gay so I can`t come in to school today?

    Either way I get out of school. Go gay people!

  21. Profile photo of derfman
    derfman Male 30-39
    99 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 6:16 am
    Can us, "hetros" call in, "normal"?
  22. Profile photo of parkm
    parkm Male 13-17
    742 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 6:31 am
    WOOHOO
    I STAYED HOME
    I had no idea it was gay day
    BUT I STAYED HOME!
  23. Profile photo of Lock_Face
    Lock_Face Male 18-29
    16 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 6:39 am
    Haha, my bus system is on strike so it doesn`t even matter if I go to school this week :D
  24. Profile photo of TrixieBlue
    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
    1063 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 7:05 am
    That was and still is... gay
  25. Profile photo of tiggerwitch1
    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
    587 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 7:12 am
    if that`s the case, then about 2/3 of my high school should be out then
  26. Profile photo of 8276069
    8276069 Male 13-17
    52 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 7:13 am
    Of course today is the day I`m sick... Blast my bad luck! Would have gone to school even tho im sick if i knew it was gay day. I do not support homosexuals.
  27. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
    767 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 7:24 am
    Day of Silence. Missing school and work is harmful to your own life and while the support is needed, less people will support if they have to stop their own lives.

    Do the Day of Silence. It`s easier and won`t stop you from going about your day.

  28. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
    889 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 7:32 am
    so basically anyone who calls out for any reason today you can ridicule as gay
  29. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 8:01 am
    I`m gay (as if that makes a difference), and I really don`t support this idea. How exactly will calling in sick help gay rights?

    If I pulled something like that, I`d only cause my manpower-stretched boss yet another headache, and my support of gay rights would be the reason behind it. I doubt that would make him or the management above him sympathetic to my cause.

    Besides, I already have equal rights in the age of consent, civil partnerships that are equal in all but name to marriage, legal protection against discrimination, and social acceptance to the level where the homophobes are considered in the wrong just as much as racists.

    I`ll fight if any of that gets threatened, but to take up arms to get a last few remaining rights (such as blood donation, getting civil partnerships renamed, etc) would get people`s backs up, doing more harm than good. For important things, fight strongly, but for small things, tread softly and win people over. You don`t do that by skipping work.

  30. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    December 10, 2008 at 8:10 am
    This is the gayest (pun intended, even though this is a serious statement) idea ever.
  31. Profile photo of Starshine24
    Starshine24 Female 13-17
    706 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 8:12 am
    Um. What if you`re actually sick?
  32. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 8:40 am
    Oh yes... I read about this on my Wii news channel a few days ago... I don`t think it`ll work, but I think the point is that gays and lesbians are needed just as much as other people. Either way, it`s just a bad idea.
  33. Profile photo of ilovem0nkey
    ilovem0nkey Female 18-29
    338 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 8:52 am
    My question is... Why did they choose my Birthday to protest?
  34. Profile photo of mannequin87
    mannequin87 Male 18-29
    36 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 8:54 am
    This would only cause a greater lack of respect for gays and lesbians.... DoNT DO IT!
  35. Profile photo of P-Chanmisao
    P-Chanmisao Female 18-29
    228 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 8:55 am
    Haha, I called in today to have more time to study for my final tomorrow.
  36. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 8:59 am
    Derfman: Can us, "hetros" call in, "normal"?

    Might want to rephrase that, buddy.

  37. Profile photo of Naz14
    Naz14 Female 18-29
    1517 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 9:00 am
    I could call work...and call in sick. But its my day off :) I still could call I guess.. and confuse the hell out of them haha
  38. Profile photo of Androgynous
    Androgynous Male 18-29
    757 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 9:05 am
    Meh. I don`t see how this is beneficial to the "cause",
    and for anyone who mentioned "Day of silence"; that`s an even worse example.
    I don`t understand how a day of not talking about your rights will benefit you actually GETTING those rights. It`s doing what we`ve done for hundreds of years and by not taking action we`re taking action?
    Stupid if you ask me.
  39. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 9:11 am
    besides being gay now they want to be lazy?
  40. Profile photo of Eichenkatze
    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
    780 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 9:50 am
    Starshine24
    Female, 13-17, Southern US
    2066 Posts Wednesday, December 10, 2008 8:12:38 AM
    Um. What if you`re actually sick?

    ----

    Yeah!
    I`ve got a nasty little cold bug.. NASTY stuff.
    Would we still be allowed to call in or would that be considered some sort of double negative? haha

  41. Profile photo of samidoll
    samidoll Female 18-29
    615 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 9:57 am
    this seems so detrimental. it seems in theory a cool idea, but it just gives employers another reason to discriminate. "i can`t come into work, i`m gay" might mean to them that they aren`t as hard a worker, which could be totally untrue.

    gahh this is just kinda frustrating to me. there are so many other ways to get a point across.

  42. Profile photo of pick_me
    pick_me Male 18-29
    544 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 9:59 am
    mope the Mexicans will take over
  43. Profile photo of GVP
    GVP Female 18-29
    507 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 10:08 am
    I`m actually sick too :/

    Gah, what a predicament.

  44. Profile photo of lytesend
    lytesend Female 13-17
    194 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 10:29 am
    I skipped today and I`m gay, but I didn`t even know about this... o.o
  45. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 10:33 am
    I`m gay, and getting married here in the UK, but Im not doing this stupidity, I don`t feel the need to push my sexuality in people`s faces.
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
    1653 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 10:38 am
    I don`t even have school today. So YAY!
  47. Profile photo of ak4775
    ak4775 Male 30-39
    354 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 10:43 am
    I just can`t understand why this is still an issue for people. Why do so many care so damn much what strangers do with their lives? It`s nobody`s bloody business and is a violation of human rights.

    Let gays get married! They deserve the right to be as miserable as the rest of us hetero`s!

  48. Profile photo of adam432823
    adam432823 Male 30-39
    262 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 11:23 am
    Imagine all the poor straight guys who called in sick today cause they really were sick... they`re going to have some explaining to do tomorrow.
  49. Profile photo of green_btrfly
    green_btrfly Female 18-29
    751 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 11:41 am
    if I wasn`t already at work I would have totally done this!
  50. Profile photo of riotDX
    riotDX Male 18-29
    600 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 12:02 pm
    So if they are telling you to call in sick because you`re gay, they`re acknowledging that being gay is a disease?
  51. Profile photo of SilentAlarm
    SilentAlarm Female 18-29
    57 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 12:13 pm
    I don`t really think this is going to do anything for homosexuals.. I completely support gay marriage, but it`s not like you`re special because you`re gay.
  52. Profile photo of verinon
    verinon Male 18-29
    335 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    Marriage sucks. Most people get divorced. Let the gays have stupid marriage. No one likes it anyway.
  53. Profile photo of Igmo
    Igmo Male 18-29
    1263 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 1:33 pm
    Bahahaha :D

    I already called in sick for school.
    Now that I know about this, I have a purpose!


    ..other than being sick :D

  54. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm
    Huh... I`m home anyway because my stupid flight was delayed and I got home last night at 4am.
  55. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 2:41 pm
    I called in sick to work, but it`s just because I didn`t want to go. :/ I tried to call in gay to school and my dean laughed then hung up on me. -sigh-
  56. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 2:47 pm
    Haha. I`d have called into work but I need the money.

    Unlike some rich gay people, I work for a living.

  57. Profile photo of AndroidMetro
    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
    807 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 3:15 pm
    Gays, stop acting so gay.
  58. Profile photo of SoxXxhXcxSeX
    SoxXxhXcxSeX Female 18-29
    497 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    im against gay marriage im for it if its just play time thing but nothing is real with love towards same sex
  59. Profile photo of LunarMoon
    LunarMoon Female 13-17
    217 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 5:11 pm
    im against gay marriage im for it if its just play time thing but nothing is real with love towards same sex

    ---------

    Kill yourself. Nobody "chooses" to be gay. Did you CHOOSE to be hetero?

    =_=

  60. Profile photo of HyperMonkey
    HyperMonkey Female 18-29
    68 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 5:33 pm
    "and for anyone who mentioned "Day of silence"; that`s an even worse example.
    I don`t understand how a day of not talking about your rights will benefit you actually GETTING those rights. It`s doing what we`ve done for hundreds of years and by not taking action we`re taking action?
    Stupid if you ask me."
    Its a silent protest marking the way the voice for gay rights has been silenced, not a protest in the way your thinking. Rather than something like this that will cause more of an issue, you simply remain silent. Its all metaphorical.
  61. Profile photo of browland
    browland Female 18-29
    1 post
    December 10, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    I am totally for gay rights and gay marriage. I don`t believe anybody should have the right to make choices for anybody else. =p
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    firefliet Female 18-29
    1232 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    Aw, I missed it.

    Oh well, I don`t have any more sick days left anyway.

    Digression: The only thing I don`t like about gays is how they stole rainbows. >.> I know it wasn`t on purpose, and I don`t really hold it against the people themselves, but it still bothers me that I can`t wear my favorite old T-shirt from the 90`s unless I want to get stupid comments.

  63. Profile photo of gamerx47
    gamerx47 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 6:36 pm
    I did it, although not intentionally, i`m sick. But still, why not.
  64. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    I personally think it COULD have been a god idea but with the economy the way it is now I don`t think anyone should foolishly risk their jobs like that. Still was a pretty kick ass idea.
  65. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 7:27 pm
    Hypermonkey

    The day of silence isn`t really about rights. It`s about not talking to silence the hate. Like using the words gay or faggot or dyke.

    My high school did it and i tried to participate. But thing is...i barely talk anyway and lunch was th only time i ever got to talk so i wasn`t about to give that up lol.

  66. Profile photo of Pilanus
    Pilanus Male 18-29
    675 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 7:52 pm
    I didn`t know about it until it was too late... damn.

    But the whole "Day without a Gay" thing might go over well if you could get all Homosexuals to do it.

    You think the economy is doing poorly now, let`s see how it does when 10% of the population refuses to work until they get equal rights.

  67. Profile photo of Hylian4Hire
    Hylian4Hire Female 18-29
    329 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 9:16 pm
    "I can`t come in today."
    "(ear-splitting, age-regressing whine) Whyyyyyyyy?"
    "I`ve got the Gay."
    "Tsk. Stop messing around and get here."
    "No, really, I got the Gay, I can`t work today."
    "...you`re fired." *click*
    Sorry gay people. I love you to death, but I`ve got bills to pay.
  68. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 9:47 pm
    "..to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians.."

    OMG!! We RELY on "gays and lesbians." (I thought lesbians were considered "gay").

    Anyway, as difficult as it may seem, I`m sure the rest of us would figure out a way to get along if all the gay people were somehow abducted by aliens in the middle of the night...the same way as the rest of the planet would figure out a way to get along if group x...y...z...whatever were to just "call in sick"

    ...idiots!

  69. Profile photo of derfman
    derfman Male 30-39
    99 posts
    December 10, 2008 at 10:59 pm
    Nidonemo...I was waiting for someone to say that 8-)

    I moved here to SF about a month or so ago. The funny thing is, no one in the tech industry even knew it was happening. When I brought it up, I was told just call in, "like normal."

    Hence my post... }-)

  70. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    December 11, 2008 at 12:13 am
    I did it without even knowing. lol
  71. Profile photo of Apple_18
    Apple_18 Female 18-29
    475 posts
    December 11, 2008 at 3:42 am
    when is `call in cause you happen to be straight` day?
  72. Profile photo of sgdp
    sgdp Female 18-29
    553 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 8:42 pm
    If I were a boss, and the employee did not have sick and/or vacation days, I`d fire them.

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