In his inspiring Oscar acceptance speech for Milk, the 2008 film about the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and openly gay city official Harvey Milk, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black tossed down the gauntlet for LGBT rights—and he's been a tireless fighter for the cause ever since. Show More Summary
Pictured: Harvey Milk Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco will soon offer an LGBT social studies course, still a rarity across the country and the first of its kinds in the area. “This is history. This is an experience that happened,” said teacher Lyndsey Schlax. Show More Summary
Drag queens and protestors led a chant against Facebook during San Francisco's Pride Parade to decry the social network's "authentic name" policy on Sunday. Marching with the Harvey Milk group, the #MyNameIs campaign handed out buttons and turned their signs to say "Shame on FB" in front of the parade judges. Show More Summary
In full-on activist mode, this one: [@HillaryClinton]
Harvey Milk ran unsuccessfully for public office three times before winning a seat on San Francisco's Board of Supervisors. In each race he campaigned for laws to protect workers from discrimination in employment due to sexual orientation. Show More Summary
Today would have been the slain LGBT rights leader's 85th birthday.
Today, HRC honors and celebrates Harvey Milk Day.
On what would have been Milk's 85th birthday, Cleve Jones says the civil rights leader would want us to work harder for equality. read more
Today is Harvey Milk Day. Take a moment to remember the gay activist and his message of hope. Harvey-Milk-400x300.jpg
This post was originally written on April 28th, 2015. "Rights are won only by those who make their voices heard." ? Harvey Milk stood outside the Supreme Court of the United States building as a straight ally in support of marriage equality,...Show More Summary
Activist Cleve Jones remembers his hero and mentor as we struggle to create a global movement for peace and justice for all.
With Wednesday night’s Down & Derby, at the Gold Spike; and Friday night’s Harvey Milk Day benefit, at Insert Coin(s), disco is back!
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.
"I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living."
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.
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 › ]
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
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...
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’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. […]