Today, in response to the passage of anti-gay extremist ballot initiatives, gays all over the country have been encouraged to call in to work and then volunteer in their respective communites.
Given the current economic climate of our country, I am not sure how effective this sick out will be. As I was walking to work this morning, gay stores in Washington, DC's. Dupont Circle were open for business. I understand the symbolism, but the jury's still out on how effective these types of protests are.