Calling in 'gay' to work is latest form of protest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - December 8, 2008

Organizers of "Day Without a Gay" are also encouraging people to perform volunteer work and refrain from spending money.

One organizer says he's been getting 100 e-mails an hour from people looking for volunteer opportunities.

But some gay-rights activists are concerned that skipping work and not spending is a bad idea given the sad state of the economy.

The protest would coincide with International Human Rights Day and is modeled after similar work stoppages by Latino immigrants.

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