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The Illustrated Story of Harvey Milk, Humanitarian Martyr for Love

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

How a little boy with big ears grew up to hear the cry for social justice and answered it with a clarion call for equality in the kingdom of love.

Harvey Milk’s Infamous “Hope Speech” Guides Corporations In Lifting Indiana Boycotts

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

"I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living."

The Ripple Effect: Meeting Harvey Milk

Ron Huberman's chance meeting with Harvey Milk launched Ron on a journey that would make law enforcement history. The post The Ripple Effect: Meeting Harvey Milk appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Video: How A Chance Meeting With Harvey Milk Changed This Man's Life

From I'm From Driftwood, a nonprofit archive of LGBTQ stories, comes the inspiring story of Ron Huberman, whose chance meeting with Harvey Milk set him on a path towards a life of public service. [ more › ]

Harvey Milk Told This Man One Thing That Changed His Entire Life (VIDEO)

I'm From Driftwood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit archive for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories. New stories are posted on the site every Wednesday. One person really can make a difference. For Ron Huberman, all it took to find himself on the path toward an accomplished life was meeting Harvey Milk. Show More Summary

George Takei And Stuart Milk Attack Indiana’s Anti-Gay Law In ‘Last Word’ Interview: VIDEO

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Actor George Takei and Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, appeared on The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell last night to discuss Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s evasive interview with George Stephanopoulos and the...

LGBT U.S. Ambassadors Hold Event at the Newseum

It was an emotional night at the Newseum on March 24, when HRC, GLIFAA and the Harvey Milk Foundation (HMF) brought together the six currently serving, openly LGBT U.S. ambassadors.

Sean Penn Got Into Character For Milk With Disco And Hot Wings

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Sean Penn’s 2008 Oscar-winning performance in Milk as the titular gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk was nothing if not a proper salute to a fallen hero of the LGBT community. But it’s his recent revelation on Conan about how he prepared each day of shooting in San Francisco that got us thinking about the film in a new way. […]

Sean Penn Reveals How Chicken Wings and 'It's Raining Men' Transformed Him Into Harvey Milk: VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

While sitting down with Conan earlier this week, Sean Penn revealed the unique morning ritual featuring hot chicken wings, Castro Street, and The Weather Girls that helped him get into character for 2008's Milk. Hear how the method actor became...

Sean Penn ‘thanks’ Dick Cheney — an ‘embittered bacteria of humanity’ — for creating ISIS

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Actor Sean Penn wondered aloud how Dick Cheney kept living, despite serious health problems, while someone as “beautiful” as Harvey Milk was cut down. Penn appeared Wednesday on Conan O’Brien’s talk show, where he heard the host bring up the former vice president during his monologue. “You...

13 LGBT Heroes Who Need Their Own Hollywood Biopic

Harvey Milk, Mark Bingham, and Alan Turing all had great films made about their lives. Here's who should be next. read more

The Blunt Reason Kevin Hart Won't Play A Gay Character On Screen

Sean Penn won an Oscar for portraying gay icon and activist Harvey Milk, Matthew McConaughey received the same honor in portraying an icon of the AIDS movement, and Benedict Cumberbatch is looking to join the ranks through his performance in The Imitation Game. Show More Summary

Texas Lawmaker Marks Anniversary of Harvey Milk's Inauguration By Introducing LGBT Protections Bill

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On the 37th anniversary of Harvey Milk's inauguration to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, a Texas lawmaker introduced a bill Thursday to ban anti-LGBT employment discrimination statewide. State Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas (above), who represents heavily LGBT areas of...

The Twinkie Murder trial of Harvey Milk's killer

4 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

As a reporter for the Berkeley Barb, Paul Krassner covered the trial of Dan White, who was found guilty of killing San Francisco gay leader Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, yet received a shockingly lenient sentence. Read the r...

How Harvey Milk’s Death, and the World AIDS Losses Brought Us Marriage and Family Equality

"World AIDS Day is a reminder of all the loving souls we have lost as the price for what we have gained. The assassination of Harvey Milk reminds us that there are those who would willingly shoot the concept of an LGBT-safe America dead. Show More Summary

Honoring Harvey Milk's Legacy in Europe

Harvey Milk did something that few people ever do -- he started a movement that changed the nation. His legacy lives on through the great work being done by his nephew, Stuart Milk, who accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Harvey's behalf posthumously in 2009, the same year that I humbly received the same award for my work with Susan G. Show More Summary

What Harvey Milk can teach today’s green activists

As environmental causes move from national to local, we can take some notes from the tragic but phenomenally successful story of "The Mayor of Castro Street."

A Harvey Milk Election Campaign Moment

6 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Sheila Kuehl, the first openly gay person to be elected Los Angeles County Supervisor, capped a hard-fought campaign against Maria Shriver‘s brother Bobby over the weekend with a penultimate private event at the home of GLAAD co-founder Dean Hansell. Show More Summary

Truthdigger of the Week: Apple CEO Tim Cook

6 months agoNews : Truthdig

Tim Cook’s statement that he is gay, and considers the fact a gift, is an important event in a line that leads back to Harvey Milk.

Carrying Forward the Legacy of Harvey Milk

As Cleve Jones stood over the body of Harvey Milk in San Francisco's City Hall, drawn by the sounds of gunfire that had reverberated throughout the building moments earlier, he recalls his singular thought: "It's over. It's all over."...Show More Summary

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