A Day Without a Gay

Posted in Sods on December 1st, 2008 by Дмитрий

I actually find this whole campaign quite touching and amusing - and I support it. Things like Prop 8 would not have been an issue in the first place if psycho bigots realized just how many of their coworkers, family members and associates were wicked sodomites.

If you are able to, regardless of your gender or the gender you prefer to fuck, call in gay. Don’t put your job on the line for it, unless that’s what you want to do. I admit I won’t be doing it, and not just because that’s the day before my Xmas vacation plans start, but because I’m privileged to work at a company with a CEO who has a gay brother and who is a deputized minister who recently officiated the wedding of our lead web developer to his long-time boyfriend. I feel a certain duty to support this employer to a significant degree and not just coz they pay my bills.

If you don’t participate in this particular piece of mild silliness, but you like your job and your coworkers and they like you, I encourage you to consider the idea of ending the practice of “straightening up” for your employer when you go to the office every day. Sex doesn’t have to be a part of the workplace, and there is surely no reason to make your personal life a part of your job, but if you’re ever asked about your personal life by a kind boss or associate, answer honestly. Work closets are the easiest ones to bust open, because there is absolutely no reason for a good manager to care less about your personal life than that of a coworker just because of the genitals of the individuals in it. If shooting the shit is part of your work culture, you might find that this sort of openness actually enhances your networking and team cohesiveness.

This is all of course my opinion, and quite a skewed one, I’m sure, considering I’ve worked in the above-mentioned environment for most of my professional life. I support this concept because I like the idea of honesty in the workplace, not because I think employers should be punished for the sins of religious bigots; and I admit that the employers most likely to tolerate or support this effort are the least of our worries. Do here as you would in all situations of social protest, and carry a large dose of self-serving logic along with you.

Keep in mind that employers in 30 states can fire you for calling yourself ‘gay’.

The Most Conservative Member of Congress…

Posted in Americana, Economics on December 1st, 2008 by Дмитрий

…Combines with one of the most liberal (former) members of congress to create some of my favorite politicians. Hmmm…