Day Without a Gay, a loosely organized protest created to draw attention to anti-gay ballot initiatives — including Prop 8, which repealed the right of gays to marry in California — is part economic boycott and part service project. Gays and lesbians are encouraged to spend the day volunteering for a nonprofit organization or worthy cause.
Not everyone can take the day off, so here are four things you can do to participate without missing work. There are also rallies being held around the country. In Chicago, the Gay Liberation Network is holding a rally to call for granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In San Francicso, a rally and march will be held this evening in the Mission District.