The One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival kicks off tonight, on Harvey Milk Day, and continues through the end of June with workshops, exhibitions, talks, performance, and more. The post An Arts Festival Highlights California’s Role in Gay Liberation appeared first on Hyperallergic.
The gay rights activist would have been 87 today.
Today. Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected into public office, would have celebrated his 87th birthday. Milk made history in 1977 when he was elected to serve as a San Francisco City Supervisor, becoming one of the first openly LGBTQ elected officials in the country. Show More Summary
Monday always comes! Happy World Goth Day, happy Sherlock Holmes Day and happy Harvey Milk Day. What fragrance are you wearing? I'm wearing Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Quinacridone Violet, from the Chroma series, because Oakland Fresca reminded me of it the other day. Reminder: on 5/26 we're doing Under the radar...
On Harvey Milk Day, Here’s How to Honor the LGBT Visionary and Rabble-Rouser May 22 is Harvey Milk Day, celebrating a visionary, rabble-rouser, tragic victim, and hero to millions; if you're wondering how to honor the man, here's how Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!
Daniel Nicoletta's new book, LGBT: San Francisco, features portraits of California's ever-changing socio-political climate.
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This weekend it was reported that Gilbert Baker, the man who designed the first rainbow-colored Gay Pride flag (at the behest of Harvey Milk, no less), was found dead the age of 65 in his New York apartment. His loss...
"The sunken garden is such a disaster” Armed with a bullhorn, civil rights icon Harvey Milk stood on the corner of Market and Castro in the 1970s to talk publicly about queer rights. The first openly gay male politician in the United...Show More Summary
by Dan Savage This week: inspiration found in Harvey Milk and farting, an incredible use of ITMFA, trans rights in Spain, and Melania Trump. First, a few responses to Harvey Milk's "Hope" speech that I played at the beginning of last...Show More Summary
Cleve Jones has been a crusader for LGBTQ rights for more than 50 years. A protégé of Harvey Milk, a co-founder of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, a creator of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, a marriage equality activist and much more, Jones has left an indelible mark on the lives of countless LGBTQ Americans. Show More Summary
Cleve Jones saw his mentor Harvey Milks dead body, and has been a passionate activist for 40 years. Now mainstream stardom beckons thanks to ABC drama When We Rise.
Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning writer of the Harvey Milk biopic, was so moved by the message of tolerance in Lion, he wrote a guest column for Deadline. A Lion For Our Times I write this in gratitude. I hadn't been to an Academy screening since I landed in London nearly three years ago, so the invite to see Lion here was a welcome one. Show More Summary
Departing U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch assured the students that the Dept. of Justice will maintain a "working group" into the next administration that focuses on LGBTQ-related civil rights.
6 Things I Love and Hate About the Movie ‘Milk’ If you can harness anger, you can turn it into a constructive force for good—as Harvey Milk discovered, both in the movie 'Milk' and in real life Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!
In this excerpt from Cleve Jones's memoir, When We Rise: My Life in the Movement, the prominent gay rights activist delivers a speech that crystalizes Milk's impact.
Bullies roamed his high-school gym class, so Cleve Jones feigned a chronic lung ailment and retreated to the library. It was on one such occasion that he flipped through the magazine that likely saved his life. A headline piqued Jones’...Show More Summary
Today, HRC honors LGBTQ civil rights hero Harvey Milk. Milk made history when he was elected to serve as San Francisco City Supervisor in 1977, making him one of the first openly gay men elected to public office. Less than a year into...Show More Summary
This excerpt from Harvey Milk's famous "Hope" speech, given at the start of the last anti-LGBT backlash, is brimming with timeless wisdom and inspiration. Another excerpt from the full speech: (more…)