“No Gays for A Day” day is off to a good start, according to LA Times columnist Joel Stein, who came up with the idea. As layed out yesterday, for December 5th he’s rallying all gays to “stay home from work, school and do no shopping, to prove how crucial they are to American society.”
He’s already been able to enlist JoinTheImpact.com’s Amy Balliett to spread the word using the same contacts she’s used to recruit at least 250,000 people nationwide to protest Prop 8 tomorrow. And Stein also was able to convince comedienne Kathy Griffin to be a spokesperson for the cause.
With this help, hopefully there will be some actual organization among the anti-Prop 8 movement, as a number of Facebook groups and events had been posted previously calling for a similar Day Without A Gay, albeit for December 10th, to coincide with National Human Rights Day. The largest of these pages has 744 people listed as attending (whereas a group page listing Stein’s Dec. 5th event currently only has 11 members).