On December 10, 2008 — for an event called Day Without A Gay — gay, transgender and straight ally community members will take a historic stance against hatred, by donating their time to a variety of different causes in order to raise public awareness of the need for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) equality in marriage and in other civil rights.
Atticus Circle is encouraging LGBT and straight community members alike to write to at least one straight friend, neighbor, or co-worker, asking him or her to take a public stand for LGBT equality, perhaps for the first time, by joining Atticus Circle. Check out website
The mission of Day Without A Gay, according to the event website, seeks to shift our strong feelings about injustice toward service, and calls for us to fight for equality by out-loving those who would deny us rights. The Day Without A Gay website allows the LGBT community and allies a platform to be active in the search for service by posting and searching volunteer opportunities.
We at Atticus Circle want to reach out to the straight community to participate in this event as well — the success of the recent Join the Impact nationwide protests show just how much support there is for LGBT equality, and Day Without A Gay is an opportunity to put that support into service.