Today's is Day Without a Gay. Are you without? How very sad for you.

Anyway, SFist asked Mark Leno for his thoughts on Day/Gay, whether he will be taking the day off today. He tells us that while he's all kinds of proud of gays and stuff, he isn't taking the day off.

I am proud of our community’s peaceful grassroots response to the historically unprecedented and likely unconstitutional act of having our basic human right to marry the person we love taken away by a slim majority vote. The choice of whether to participate in Day Without a Gay is a deeply personal one. While the state budget crisis demands my full attention this week, I am confident that all of our collective efforts will continue to educate people as to the great danger of having anyone’s equal protection under the law undermined.

Thanks, Mark.

As of 9:30 am, San Francisco seems to still be running smoothly. Will update on any severe shutdowns due to gay grassroots efforts. Stay tuned.