Gay Day Flops
From the story:
David Lang, 44, a San Francisco gymnastics coach who said he conceived of a similar idea right after the election, said he thinks a coordinated job action would have been more successful if organizers had enlisted support from sympathetic employers, labor groups and industries.
"If we are going to make a huge impact and not be laughed at, then we have to take the time and make the time to communicate with all the parties. We could have shut down a lot of the hotels," Lang said.
They were laughed at instead.
Mostly because in most places, gay employees (even in don't ask, don't tell environments) are valued, hard-working and accepted. (Or they wouldn't be working there, duh!)
The event was a flop because of guys like Paul Ellis and his employer Cliff's Variety hardware store.
"My employers have always been there in every possible way," Ellis told the AP. "I didn't feel comfortable discomfiting them when they have gone out of their way to be there for me."
Back to the drawing board for gay activists.