In the story, a Toronto socialite is hosting The Social Event of the year and is dismayed that she is unable to get things done for the big party. She can't get her hair done or have lunch because all the hairdressers have vanished, along with most of the waiters and others. She realizes that all the homos have disappeared but is completely baffled by why they took the others with them - at least 10 percent of the population has disappeared along with the homos - 10 percent of the police, firemen, teachers, doctors, nurses, bus drivers, bankers, politicians - even her husband has disappeared. The city just about shuts down in the crisis.
Well, I think a LGBT general strike - a sick day - a boycott of everything day is in order. If we all just "disappeared" for a day - the teachers, the actors, the EMTs, the service workers, the computer experts, the nurses, the store clerks, the taxi drivers - if we all called in sick, didn't report for work, didn't spend any money on anything, perhaps it would make a statement - we're here, we're queer, you need us, back off.
What do you all think? I think it would take a lot of convincing for there to be enough participation to make our absence noticeable. We need a leader to rally the masses!
Ron Romanovsky did a cute song about it: (But I don't think we should be cute at all)
P.S. What I had for lunch, not that it makes a difference:
AND P.S. Again - here's a link to a letter by 100 law professors about Conscience and Contraception on the day Affordable Health Care Act provision goes into effect.