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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

How An Email From Gus Van Sant Led To James Franco's New Film

In recent years, James Franco has played his fair share of gay characters. There was Allen Ginsberg in “Howl,” poet Hart Crane in “The Broken Tower,” and most notably, Scott Smith, the boyfriend of Harvey Milk in the acclaimed film “Milk.” But...Show More Summary

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

2 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

2 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

4 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

4 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

'You Must Come Out': How Harvey Milk's Challenge Resonates With Gay Christians Today

Harvey Milk said in 1978: Gay brothers and sisters, you must come out. Come out to your parents. I know that it is hard and will hurt them, but think about how they will hurt you in the voting booth! Come out to your relatives. Come out to your friends, if indeed they are your friends. Show More Summary

Kristin Chenoweth Makes It a Historic Night for 'I Am Harvey Milk'

Kristin Chenoweth looks super chic in an LBD at the after party for the I Am Harvey Milk benefit concert on Monday evening (October 6) at Bryant Park Grill in New York City. The Emmy and Tony-winning actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Andrew Lippa, who also wrote the music for the [...]

‘I Am Harvey Milk’ Oratorio Performance in New York to Benefit Arts Fund

A one-night benefit performance at New York's Lincoln Center of Andrew Lippa's "I Am Harvey Milk" was designed to establish an arts fund in the late politician and activist's name at the Hetrick-Martin Institute is a youth-services organization for LGBTQ teenagers and young adults.

Catholic U.’s Harvey Milk Ban

5 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Catholic University banned a screening of ‘Milk’ for “LGBT Awareness Month”—and that makes it right in line with the Church’s still-restrictive doctrine.

Kristin Chenoweth Preps for 'I Am Harvey Milk' Concert (Video)

Kristin Chenoweth poses for a photo with her co-stars during a recent rehearsal for the upcoming one-night-only benefit concert of I Am Harvey Milk. The Emmy and Tony-winning actress will be starring alongside composer Andrew Lippa and young actor Noah Marlowe in the original musical about Harvey Milk’s life – from boyhood to his rise [...]

D.C.'s Catholic University Freaks Out Over Screening of Harvey Milk Biopic 'Milk'

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A chapter of the College Democrats at Catholic University was told to postpone a screening of the Gus van Sant film 'Milk' about gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk after it saw that fliers advertising the event tied it to LGBT...

WATCH: Kristen Chenoweth Is Out to Inspire in Soaring New Song From "I Am Havey Milk"

5 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : SheWired.com

Attention New Yorkers, don't miss "I Am Harvey Milk" this Monday! Contributor: Rebekah Allen read more

Julianne Moore Joins Host Committee for 'I Am Harvey Milk'

Julianne Moore, Hugh Jackman, and a bunch of other celebrities have joined the host committee for the one night only performance of I Am Harvey Milk. Kristin Chenoweth will be starring alongside composer Andrew Lippa in the show, which is part choral work and part theater piece. It weaves the story of Harvey Milk’s life [...]

Music Blues (mems Harvey Milk, The Men, Born Against) released an LP (song stream), making live debut

by Ian Chainey Music Blues, the dense ball of downer drone from Harvey Milk's Stephen Tanner, hit the streets this week with the crushingly loud and soul-crushing Things Haven't Gone Well. Tanner recorded the album after the passing of a...

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