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October 11, 2004 2:02 PM   Subscribe

Today is National Coming Out Day which aims to raise awareness of the kinda screwed up laws we have about having The Gay™ in America. Did you know that in 36 out of our 50 states, if you tell your boss you're gay and you get fired over it, it's totally legal? One person has proposed that this day also be Gay for Pay Day, to protest the payment of income taxes to a government that doesn't protect their right to be and is actively trying to forbid their own marriages.
posted by mathowie (24 comments total)

 
Religion sucks.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 2:18 PM on October 11, 2004


Whoa now, I think that should be "assholes suck" not religion, mind ya. Let's keep this on topic with the assholes that hate gays and not the larger than life topic of religion, which includes very nice people and asshole people together in one pie, etc.
posted by Peter H at 2:27 PM on October 11, 2004


In celebrating a quarter century of being out (I made the jump at 13 years old, which I don't recommend to everyone) I would simply like to say -- come on out.

It's really cold and damp in the closet. And you can't date dustbunnies. (OK you can, but I know nothing about it.)
posted by ltracey at 2:28 PM on October 11, 2004


In case any of you guys didn't know,
I'm...um...um...gay. ; >

And what ltracey said. Come on out, it's better.

Did you know that in 36 out of our 50 states, if you tell your boss you're gay and you get fired over it...
That's why we need ENDA passed.
posted by amberglow at 2:30 PM on October 11, 2004


Wait, Gay for Pay Day asked people to stay home on October 11th to protest for gay rights. Isn't today a holiday? Americans already can't go to the bank or mail a letter. I know everyone doesn't get Columbus Day off, but that certainly dulls the impact.
posted by Alison at 2:44 PM on October 11, 2004


In case any of you guys didn't know,
I'm...um...um...gay. ; >


WHAT???

oh. my. god.
posted by Krrrlson at 3:09 PM on October 11, 2004


oh. my. god.

[clasps cheeks]
posted by dash_slot- at 3:19 PM on October 11, 2004


I know it's a giant shock to you all... lol

Gay for Pay day sounds terrible, btw--like hustling, or "straight" boys that do porn.
posted by amberglow at 3:26 PM on October 11, 2004


Columbus was gay?
posted by homunculus at 3:30 PM on October 11, 2004


There are a lot of things about Columbus we don't ever discuss.

Number one: He wasn't even from Ohio. So many lies, so many lies.
posted by Peter H at 3:40 PM on October 11, 2004


"Gay for Pay Day" is quite different from "Gay for Payday"
posted by skwm at 3:51 PM on October 11, 2004


Or "Pay for Gay Day".

That would just be wrong.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:54 PM on October 11, 2004


"Gay for Payday"

Sex for candy bars? There's nothing wrong with that!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:23 PM on October 11, 2004


I'm sure glad your all having fun coming out. I'm just sitting here smoldering because my gay for pay day was spoiled by a damn statuary holiday. Oh, well, there's always next year.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk at 4:25 PM on October 11, 2004


Columbus was gay?

well, you put enough guys on a long boat trip....
posted by NationalKato at 4:43 PM on October 11, 2004


That does it, I'm coming out.

I'm a homo.













....sapien.
posted by jonmc at 5:24 PM on October 11, 2004


If you're an homo .....sapiens .....I must confess I'm an homo...









ERECTUS
with one extra leg baby !
posted by elpapacito at 6:24 PM on October 11, 2004


National Coming Out Day. Otherwise known as Canadian Thanksgiving.

Coincidence? I think not.

Gobble gobble, gay turkeys.
posted by stonerose at 6:37 PM on October 11, 2004



posted by elpapacito at 7:29 PM on October 11, 2004


I'm not gay...but I did take gymastics all the way through college...so, ya know...I think I deserve points for trying. ;)

And amberglow is gay? I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
posted by dejah420 at 7:39 PM on October 11, 2004


dejah, you shoulda taken field hockey, or golf. ; >
posted by amberglow at 8:08 PM on October 11, 2004


Coming out is hard to do.
posted by kjh at 10:15 PM on October 11, 2004


I'm a non-conformist... my personal Coming Out Day was on August 16. Purely by coincidence, that's also Madonna's birthday.

If you had the original "You Don't Know Jack" CD-rom game and played it on October 11, the announcer's (or host's--I forget) voice came on and said something to the effect of, "You know, today is National Coming Out Day, so if you have something to share with the rest of us, please save it for after the show, alright?"
posted by fredosan at 9:02 AM on October 12, 2004


speaking of coming out, the Simpson's spoiler is here (and it's not Smithers)
posted by amberglow at 11:57 AM on October 12, 2004


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