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Harvey Milk

Behind DOMA Ruling, America Stands Divided on Gay Rights

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mugambi Jouet

The Supreme Court's decision to strike the Defense of Marriage Act not only reflects progress towards equality, but also the great polarization of American society over gay rights.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

George Heymont | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new works for voice written by two contemporary American composers to be performed in two theatres located two blocks away from each other. No matter what lens one uses to compare these works it's crystal clear that one has a bright future ahead of it while the other does not.

Robin Wilkey

Why Harvey Milk's Nephew Isn't Satisfied | Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.28.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- One day after the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act and California's same-sex marriage ban, le...

Politicians Have Not Been the Leaders of the Gay Rights Movement

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

We were compared to drug addicts and the mentally ill. We were even preached to that God hates us. Is it any wonder we were all in the closet back then?

Hope Will Never Be Silent

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

I remain hopeful that further progressive change is not far beyond our reach. Let us celebrate today but continue to fight for a brighter tomorrow. Do not lose sight of the struggles for equality and justice that persist. We will bring light to places still living in fear, hate, and ignorance.

'I Am Harvey Milk'

Andrew Lippa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Lippa

One day in 2011, Tim Seelig, the artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, emailed me and asked me to write a five-minute piece about Harvey Milk for the chorus. I said, "I don't want to write a five-minute piece." Dramatic pause. "I want to write a 60-minute piece."


Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.23.2013 | San Francisco

Harvey Milk may have been a San Francisco city supervisor 35 years ago, but with Pride preparations underway, a tribute concert piece debuting at the ...

What Would Harvey Milk Think If He Were Alive Today?

Dustin Lance Black | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dustin Lance Black

It seems that the message we too often miss from Milk's work is that all Americans have an interest in equality because soon we will all be minorities in some way or another. Harvey called this his "coalition of the us's" -- not only gays but blacks, Asians, seniors, the disabled.

White House To Honor Colorado State Senator

Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

It took the legislature a few years, but when civil unions passed this year it carried a meaning that was both bittersweet an extra special to Colorad...

No Harvey Milk Airport, But There's A Silver Lining...

AP | Posted 07.07.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco International Airport is not going to be renamed after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk, after all. Supervisor...

Jane Fonda Recalls Friendship With 'Wonderful, Lovable' Harvey Milk

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Hollywood icon Jane Fonda opened up about her friendship with Harvey Milk in a new interview with drag legend Miss Coco Peru. "He was the most won...

Celebrate Neighborday on April 27

Ben Goldhirsh | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact
Ben Goldhirsh

I'm a member of GOOD, the worldwide community of people who give a damn. We are pragmatic idealists working towards individual and collective progress. And today, I am excited to share the first holiday of the GOOD community: on April 27, we celebrate Neighborday all around the world.

Harvey Milk Gets A Huge Honor

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.01.2013 | San Francisco

NEW YORK — A new concert piece about Harvey Milk by Tony Award-nominee Andrew Lippa will have its world premiere in June in San Francisco to mar...

Coming Out Is Speaking Out

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Senator Portman's son Will's decision to come out to his father was a brave one, especially considering his father's public opposition to gay marriage. His bravery is exactly what we all must emulate if we are to defeat those who would see our society divided upon sexual, religious, or other lines.

When My 8-Year-Old Gay Son Taught His Class About Harvey Milk

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On this day in a second-grade classroom in the Midwest, Harvey Milk was on the same stage as Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton as an 8-year-old gay boy who has never seen the need for a closet told Milk's story.

Hannah Bricker

PHOTOS: Harvey Milk's 'Marriage License' Found? | Hannah Bricker | Posted 02.20.2013 | San Francisco

With mere weeks until the California Supreme Court reviews the constitutionality of the state's same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, a new document c...

To Move Or Not To Move?

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As our children grow, we look around and wonder, "Is this the right place for us to be? Is this where we want our children to grow up? What is the environment we've chosen teaching them?" These questions were heightened after our oldest son started identifying as gay at a young age.

We Are All Just People

Elan Barnehama | Posted 02.05.2013 | Queer Voices
Elan Barnehama

By any measure there have been tremendous gains in acceptance. But still, the list containing Mollie Olgin and Kristene Chapa, Jadin Bell, Tyler Clementi, Matthew Shepard, and countless others is not shrinking.

Harvey Milk Is My Religion

Sarah Prager | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Prager

While I knew since before I came out to myself that there are many gay people of faith and many faiths that accept gays, God and religion are not where I turned. Learning about the stories of those LGBT people who had come before me gave me strength.

San Francisco International - Harvey Milk Airport? Why Not, Indeed!

Michael Yaki | Posted 03.18.2013 | San Francisco
Michael Yaki

What better way to remind and educate the world of the historic life and times of Harvey Milk than at one of the great crossroads of the world, our own international airport?

Teacher Canned In Mexico For Showing 'Milk'

Latino Rebels | Posted 01.15.2013 | Latino Voices

With all that was happening in December, here is one story we just missed, but after we received a petition that is now going viral on the ...

Harvey Milk International?

AP | Posted 03.17.2013 | Travel

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco lawmaker on Tuesday introduced legislation that would ask voters to rename the city's airport after slain gay r...

Letter to the Marine Who Warned Dianne Feinstein About His Guns and Freedom

Jim Sleeper | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Here in today's casino-financed, un-unionized, gladatorially entertained America, a lot of the people who are arming themselves against irrational fears have let themselves become the meek servants of huge corporate bureaucracies that no one elected.

PHOTOS: Harvey Milk, George Moscone Remembered After Assassinations

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.29.2012 | San Francisco

November 27 is a sensitive day for San Francisco. Anyone who lived in this city in 1978 remembers that morning, four days after Thanksgiving, when...

Behind the Twinkie Defense

Paul Krassner | Posted 01.16.2013 | Crime
Paul Krassner

Scherr was sitting in the audience at the campus theater where a panel discussion of the case was taking place. I was one of the panelists. When Scherr was introduced from the stage, I couldn't resist saying to him on my microphone, "Care for a Twinkie?"