I love this idea, a few US same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to "call in gay" on Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians.
Organisers of "Day Without a Gay" — scheduled to coincide with International Human Rights Day and modeled after similar work stoppages by Latino immigrants — also are encouraging people to perform volunteer work and refrain from spending money.
I wish I was gay, maybe I could call in 'supportive', although the plan's a little counterproductive, maybe, considering the delicate state of the economy;
"Hi, it's me. I won't be in today, I'm making a stand, I'm calling in gay."
"Fair enough then, you're fired."
But effective nonetheless if you have a very relaxed boss or an outspoken human resources manager. If I could find a hair-colour related cause I'm passionate enough about I might call in 'blonde'. If only someone could discriminate against me.
Or maybe we could call in 'female' in support of women's rights, but that really would be the final straw for the economy. ;)