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Harvey Milk

'Family' Group Leader Isn't Happy About Harvey Milk's Navy Honor

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

The U.S. Navy’s plans to name a new oil tanker after Harvey Milk isn’t sitting too well with the Family Research Council (FRC). FRC President Ton...

The Navy Is Naming A Ship After LGBTQ Pioneer Harvey Milk

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2016 | Queer Voices

The legend of Harvey Milk lives on. The Navy is planning to name one of its new oil tankers after the pioneering gay rights activist who served his co...

Gay And Women's Rights Pioneers Come Together In New Musical Works

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Tony-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth will reunite with composer Andrew Lippa to bring two trailblazing American historical figures to life onstage f...

In Conservative Utah, Salt Lake City Names Street After Harvey Milk

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.20.2016 | Queer Voices

The majority of Utah’s residents are Mormon, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has been vocal in its opposition of same-sex ...

Stop Throwing Away That Sour Milk (And Start Baking With It)

Tasting Table | Posted 04.11.2016 | Taste
Tasting Table

Half asleep in your kitchen, you've only just managed to brew your morning coffee, when a rancid smell seizes your nostrils and jolts you awake. The m...

Dear Gay White Brothers

Chris Cormier | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

I hope we don't soon forget what silence felt like when hatred was directed at us, and instead reach back through that door. In this legacy-defining moment, what choice will you make?

Too Gay to be Outdoorsy: Why We Need LGBT Role Models Beyond the Stereotypes

Mikah Meyer | Posted 03.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mikah Meyer

What are the gay stereotypes? That we want to shop all the time? That we are prissy and scared of rugged work? That we are horrible at sports? As a ...

The Sean Penn Controversy (So What?)

William Bradley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The feverish over-reaction to the weekend revelation in Rolling Stone that two-time Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn had interviewed a recently recaptured Mexican drug lord points up some of the biggest toxic dynamics in our media culture.

How LGBT History Can Inspire Hope, Support Health, and Even Prevent HIV

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 10.01.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

We are heirs of what I call "LGBT America's heroic legacy," the acts and words of men and women who chose to stand up for their humanity, integrity, and fully equal American citizenship -- rather than accept the shame and silence they were told was their lot in life for being "different."

Hollywood, Don't You Dare Whitewash Stonewall

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Ernest Owens

As intersectionality becomes a more discussed realm within our current LGBT movement, we have no time to fantasize a reality in which white cis-dominance erases queer representation of color.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' and the Inclusive Future Of American History

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.14.2016 | Arts
Ian Reifowitz

If people see their ancestral experience integrated -- not just mentioned in a checklist kind of way, but fully integrated into the larger narrative -- then they are far more likely to see that larger narrative of American history as something that speaks to them.

Married Once (or Twice) And For All

Lesléa Newman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Lesléa Newman

Our ceremony looked like a wedding. It sounded like a wedding. It felt like a wedding. And it was... and wasn't. Despite having to check "single" on our tax returns and lie when one of us was in the hospital ("she's my sister"), we knew who we were: a married couple deserving legal rights.

How Progressives Talk About July 4 And Our National History

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

There has to be a way we can do what needs doing, to shine a light on the problems and injustices in our country, while still publicly embracing a commitment to the whole country, the whole community.

Remembering Harvey Milk and His Fight to End Job Discrimination

Cleve Jones | Posted 05.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Cleve Jones

This week we celebrate Harvey Milk's 85th birthday and honor his role as one of the pioneers of the LGBT community, even as we await a decision on marriage equality from the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jenni Olson's New Film 'The Royal Road'

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

The 65 minutes long work is a poetic essay and a double love story. there is the filmmaker's love for San Francisco, a city where all one's special and beloved places "are disappearing before your eyes," and there is her love for women -- women who are almost too beautiful to be looked at, who are adored, courted, pursued, but remain elusive.

The Night I Was Ready to Riot

James Peron | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
James Peron

The night I was ready to riot was in the spring of 1979 in Chicago. Chicago's "finest" had been on the move for weeks, having fun attacking the gay community. Gay clubs were harassed regularly, almost one a week.

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

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-04-04-1428117723-2826420-2015040314280836661352689RonHuberman.jpgOne 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. The fateful day came after a cross-country road trip from New York to San Francisco.

Don't Enshrine Inequality in Indiana -- Repeal SB101

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

SB 101 is based on hate; no matter how Governor Pence tries to sell it, he is teaching discrimination, he is enshrining inequality into Indiana law, and he is justifying segregation under a false flag in which liberty would have no part.

... And Justice for All

Paula Gordon | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

I'm a little emotional about same-sex couples accepting Alabama Probate Judges' time-honored offer to newlyweds "You may kiss". These marriages are all the sweeter because when we were married by an Alabama Probate Judge three decades ago, it was a very different world. Sorta.

Honoring Harvey Milk's Legacy in Europe

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

There is much more to be done to ensure that the LGBT community is endowed with the same rights as all humans across the globe. But what I saw in Hungary last month gives me hope. People like Tim Cook give me hope. And my own son helps me believe that we will someday bring about real change in the world for justice for all.

Voter Suppression Is Un-American

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

It does seem a bit ridiculous, doesn't it? That we still have to fight for voting rights, fight against laws that seek to suppress the vote, laws that will have a disproportionate impact on those Americans who -- had they been of voting age before 1965 -- would likely have been barred because of their race?

Carrying Forward the Legacy of Harvey Milk

Daniel Wein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Wein

The sold-out audience was euphoric, still in a state of shock regarding a Supreme Court action that had unilaterally doubled the number of states with marriage equality earlier in the day. "Harvey Milk is looking down on us," Kristin Chenoweth had remarked to many throughout the night.

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

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jennifer Knapp

I think about Harvey's impassioned plea quite often. It whispers in my brain with both inspiration and reservation -- inspiration because, as an out woman, I have experienced what only coming out will teach you, and reservation because, as a Christian, I also know that coming out and purging all secrets can be a dangerous, painful prospect.

Why Coming Out on Coming Out Day Still Matters

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

Break down some myths. Destroy some lies and distortions. And if we do it long enough and loud enough and together enough eventually we will be done.

Catholic University Of America Postpones Screening Of ‘Milk'

www.cruxnow.com | Posted 10.03.2014 | Religion

A planned screening of the biopic chronicling the life of gay-rights pioneer Harvey Milk was scrapped at the Catholic University of America Wednesday...