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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