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Harvey and Me: Harvey Milk on a Stamp and Remembering His Times

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janet Mason

Now that Harvey Milk is on a stamp, I'll be able to ask for him by name whenever I go to the post office. The announcement was made close to the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay official to hold public office.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Harvey Milk

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In his impassioned 1978 "Gay Freedom" speech, Harvey Milk, LGBT rights pioneer, activist and one of the first openly gay officials elected in the Unit...

Remembering the Lessons of Harvey Milk: What It Means to Be GayVisit him on the Web at

Steven Petrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Petrow

With his death, Harvey Milk taught us what it means to be gay. For my generation those lessons are secure, as is Milk's place in history.

A Word To Hollywood: In Recessionary Times, Smaller, Better Films, Please -- And More Of Them!

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

This year's gimmicky Benjamin Button cost $150 million, the superlative Milk cost just $15 million. Why not fund ten more Milk-type films and forego one Button?

An Oscar Speech That Saved Lives

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Haimoff

There was only one part of the Oscars everyone took seriously: Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's truly remarkable acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay.

History Repeating and Why it Matters that Milk Win an Oscar

Steven Stamstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steven Stamstad

Milk understood the power of grassroots organizing, the power of the media and the power of his own charisma to raise awareness, shape public opinion and create action.

Academy to Slumdog Millionaire: Love Your Film, Hate Your Actors

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Notte

In keeping with the Academy's tradition of recognizing Indian contributions to the film industry, we pay tribute to Slumdog Millionaire by excluding it from our acting categories.

The Value Of Milk, and The Best Gay-Themed Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

For me, seeing Milk was a transformative experience because it restored my belief that Hollywood can make quality pictures that have broad appeal.

Harvey Milk Deserved A Better Film Than Van Sant's Low-fat Biopic

Nancy Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Goldstein

Was Van Sant afraid that audiences wouldn't be sympathetic if 70s-era gay activists were people who suffered, swore, fought back, and f*cked like they meant it? If the street kids actually looked like dirty, starving, broke-ass teen hustlers?

Review: Milk (2008)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Milk 2008 128 minutes Rated R by Scott Mendelson Gus Van Sant's Milk is a fine character study and a solid look at a specific political movement and...

Marriott and Milk

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Gunther

What role should CEOS and big companies play when confronted with controversial issues? Ought they not take a stand on social issues, too?

Harvey & the Joker: Can There Be a Tie at the Oscars?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Clemons

Can both Sean Penn and Heath Ledger win? Can we have one Oscar for the Dark Side? and one for the, well, Good Side?

Milk, The Biopic and The Lesson

Josh Bolotsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Josh Bolotsky

Milk manages to balance the needs of two very different films in its running time. It is, first of all, a superb biopic, as well as a meditation on the responsibility activists have to the people.

Channeling Harvey Milk: It's Coalition-Building, Stupid!

Torie Osborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Torie Osborn

Yes, we've come a long way when we are fighting for the right to marry as opposed to defending the right of gay schoolteachers to work. But we could have beaten Prop 8 had we studied our own history.

Universal Health Care and the New America (with Respect to Harvey Milk)

Thomas DeLorenzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas DeLorenzo

We must fight for all Americans to be treated equally on every single level of their lives -- and this must include health care. We must fight every single day for this change.

Milk and Orange Juice: My Anita Bryant Experience, Part 1

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There she was, on the screen, in Milk. Anita Bryant, speaking out about "the homosexual agenda." Back in 1977, she was hugely controversial.

Milk: Hope On The Screen And In The Streets

Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tanene Allison

The movie is based on a certain, now almost eerie, fluidness of time, while at the same time being about a distinctly specific time -- merging lines between now and then or here and there.

Milk -- We Need Him Now More Than Ever

Matt Budd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matt Budd

Harvey Milk inspired hundreds of thousands of gay people in his lifetime and now with Gus Van Sant's new film Milk, he has the opportunity to reach millions more in death.

Sen. Feinstein On "Milk": "It's Very Painful For Me"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dianne Feinstein is not sure she'll ever be able to watch the movie "Milk," even though she's in it. ... I asked Senator Feinstein, who became mayor...

The Legacy of Harvey Milk

Kip Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kip Williams

Last night was the world premiere of Milk at the Castro Theatre! For those who don't know, that's the new Gus Van Sant film about Harvey Milk, starring Sean Penn in the title role.

"Milk" Brings '70s Flashbacks, Marketing Problems

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

One morning in 1978 a disgruntled San Francisco politician, Dan White, climbed through a City Hall window, assassinated Mayor George Moscone, then sho...

Sean Penn's Disco Kiss With A Drag Queen

E! | Planet Gossip's Marc Malkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sean Penn does more than pay lip service to his role as Harvey Milk in Gus Van Sant's movie about the slain gay rights activist. Just ask Mark Martin...

Sean Penn And James Franco Play Lovers

Towleroad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Flickr user Troublepup shot these photos of Penn as Milk and James Franco as his lover Scott Smith while they were shooting a scene in the Castro. Via...