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Sir Ian McKellen Recites Harvey Milk’s Hope Speech

Milk encouraged people to celebrate their differences and offered hope for the future in this historic speech. The post Sir Ian McKellen Recites Harvey Milk’s Hope Speech appeared first on The Good Men Project.

An Arts Festival Highlights California’s Role in Gay Liberation

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Happy Harvey Milk Day

last monthLGBT / Gay : Out.com

The gay rights activist would have been 87 today.

On Harvey Milk Day We Remember a Man Who Devoted His Life to Equality

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 scent of the day 5/22

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

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!

Harvey Milk's Photographer on Capturing Queer San Francisco

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Daniel Nicoletta's new book, LGBT: San Francisco, features portraits of California's ever-changing socio-political climate.

Mayor's Office Blamed In Four-Year Delay To Possibly Name SFO Terminal After Harvey Milk

It took the Mayor's office nearly four years to name members of a panel to decide on the possible name change. [ more › ]

You Heard The Nice Homophobe, Give God His Rainbows Back

3 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

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...

Design competition underway for underwhelming Harvey Milk Plaza

"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

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Round-up

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Q&A with LGBTQ Rights Crusader Cleve Jones

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: Primetime’s New LGBT Hero

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

Milk’ Scribe Dustin Lance Black On ‘Lion’s Timely Roar

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

Loretta Lynch to Harvey Milk High School Students: LGBTQ 'Working Group' Will Continue Through Trump Transition

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

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

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!

The Harvey Milk I Knew

7 months agoNews : Vice News

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.

Harvey Milk Protégé, AIDS Quilt Creator Cleve Jones on Queer Activism in the Age of Trump

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

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