Although we do hear that both nailing and screwing are acceptable
In other countries, "down tools" means to cease work, as in to go on strike.
In dirty-minded America, the phrase can make for a pretty funny double entendre:
Gays urged to down tools for 'Day without a gay' in US [Agence France-Presse]
(H/t: Scott Hutcheson)
NO COMMENTS yet! K,.....How about something like, that sounds really unboring and unstimulating.
Posted by: LOrion | Dec 9, 2008 5:53:39 PM
LOrion: Comments have been slow this week. Not sure why. Sometimes that just happens.
Posted by: G-A-Y | Dec 9, 2008 5:57:49 PM
Well here...and then you can archive it... Found a CNN column on Day Without a Gay..that turns out to be written by one of the founders, David Craig...and it began in 2005...and originates with Greek mythology yet!
Here is meat (of the column)... and link.
""My battle for marriage equality began in 1990, after my partner, Brian Binder, and I had a commitment ceremony. The ceremony was held at the end of a conference for Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays and was attended by more than 300 friends and members of both our families....
His partner becomes ill in Nevada...you guessed it... NOT GOOD.
As his caretaker, I knew his medical condition and had been involved in every medical decision. We had shared the joy of making a commitment to one another and the pain and suffering of a horrible disease.
But when I arrived, I was told I could not see him because I was not "family" and because my legal documents were valid only in California. Even as I heard him calling out my name, they refused to let me see him because we were not married. Brian died in 1992....
In 2006, I was discussing same-sex marriage with Delia Fine, my colleague at the A&E Network. I proposed a gay version of Lysistrata, an ancient Greek satire about Athenian women who withheld sex from their husbands until they agreed to stop going to war.
She replied, "what if gays went on strike instead?" and the idea was born....
In the wake of the passage of Proposition 8 in California, which banned same-sex marriage, I posted the event on Facebook. My fellow organizer, Steve Holzer, inspired by the Latino protests, suggested we call it A Day Without Gays.
Our Facebook site has had a million visitors, and more than 225,000 people indicate that they will or might participate.
Posted by: LOrion | Dec 9, 2008 11:43:04 PMcomments powered by Disqus