Kit (keikat25) wrote in gsa_granada,

October 8: Boycott For Equality

Boycott For Equality is an Atlanta-based non-profit formed to promote the boycott, scheduled this year for October 8. For that day, GLBT Americans and their straight allies are encouraged to withdraw from the economy in three specific areas:

1) Do not purchase anything. Do not generate sales tax or
business revenue.

2) Don't work. Take the day off - do not generate payroll
taxes, income taxes or add to the economy.

3) Do not use cell phones. Dropping out of the communication
network is a way to measure the impact of your presence.

For more information, visit

Dale Duncan (757) 257-6215

" The U.S. lesbian and gay population spends an average of $1.4 billion each day, totaling $500 billion a year, and Boycott For Equality is organizing a one-day nation-wide economic 'walkout' on October 8, 2004 to make that point clear.

The one-day event is designed to highlight the contribution that lesbians and gays make to the domestic economy and tax base, at the same time they are denied the full legal protections and civil liberties afforded heterosexual Americans.

"We want to remind those in our nation who don't always see the impact of our community in terms of dollars and cents that we do have real market power," said Boycott for Equality Co-Founder Dale Duncan. "We were inspired by Don't Amend Founder Robin Tyler's famous quip, 'If being gay is a disease, let's all call in sick to work' and decided to put those words into action." "
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