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Harvey Milk

California Prepares To Observe Harvey Milk Day

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Presidential Medal of Freedom? Got that. A place in the California Hall of Fame and Sean Penn playing you on-screen? Those, too....

Honoring Harvey Milk: Chicago LGBT Activists Launch Week of Action

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Answering the call from Cleve Jones and other organizers of last autumn's national LGBT march on Washington, Chicago activists have put together a bus...

Lesbian and Gay Musical Ambassadors Play Carnegie Hall

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The Big Apple Corps started out as a social organization, and continues today to offer a place where people can make friends -- and even fall in love.

Stewardship Report Endorses and Fetes First Two Candidates for N.Y.S. Assembly

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

The just-launched Jim Luce Stewardship Report has just endorsed its first two candidates for the New York State Assembly -- and is throwing a party to...

On Top of the World With His Camera: Jerry Pritikin's View of San Francisco in the 1970s

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

If you're ever trying to contemplate the breakneck hell ride and joy ride of being gay in America over the last 70 years, get to know Jerry Pritikin.

Hate in the Face of History

Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tanene Allison

It is not new to me to see what hate looks like. The hate of the Tea Party is not new to me. And yet the turn the Tea Party took this weekend still took me by surprised.

Weekly Reader: Dems & ENDA, Bullying, Harvey Milk, and Kissing

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bil Browning

This was an LGBT week to remember, with Democrats saying that ENDA and DADT repeal won't happen this Congressional session, Indiana Stonewall Democrat...

Activist Harvey Milk Honored And Celebrated In California

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact


My Name Is Antonio Villaraigosa, And I Am Here to Recruit You!

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Tomorrow, May 22, would have been Harvey Milk's 80th birthday, and despite not having lived to see his 50th, what he accomplished in his few years in public life remains nothing short of extraordinary.

Gay Activists ARRESTED Outside Dick Durbin's Chicago Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sen. Dick Durbin is seemingly a supporter of gay rights. He is a sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and wants "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" r...

Lessons from Harvey

Geoff Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Geoff Kors

Harvey Milk taught us that we must be about more than just ourselves. It is important that our community stand shoulder to shoulder with our allies fighting for social justice across the spectrum.

Harvey Milk: From Bullhorn to Bully Pulpit

Chuck Wolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chuck Wolfe

Change is never easy, but it's never more difficult than when those who really want it get discouraged and divided. Harvey Milk believed in achieving victory by fighting on all fronts and in many ways, but always arm-in-arm.

Can Senator Ashburn Keep His Job Now That We Know He Is Gay?

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Do we really think that Ashburn can do his job now that we know he is gay? While admitting he is gay, he maintains his commitment to the undermining of gay rights.

A Prayer

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Aung San Sun Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Chief Joseph, Harvey Milk -- teach us! Revolution aint what it used to be.

U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney on Abhorrent Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

On Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, representing Manhattan's Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island, and Wester...

8: The Mormon Proposition Will Knock Your Socks Off

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Reed Cowan's amazing new documentary, 8: The Mormon Proposition, could well be the movie of the year.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Live From Capitol Hill

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Snow

Many Americans are talking back to government, some more viciously than the majority, but Pelosi's broad brush seems to paint all Obama administration critics as potential violent offenders and inciters.

Pelosi Warns Of Violence Over Heated Rhetoric, Chokes Up (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's eyes watered Thursday as she called for the rhetorical heat to be turned down across the country, and warned that such wo...

Classroom Guards

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Vigilance: Without it, who knows what sorts of insidious messages could slip into the curriculum of public schools throughout the country?

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.

Cleve Jones: The Man Behind the Curtain

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

One outstanding impression from my interview with Cleve Jones was simple and all encompassing: he is no gay God; he has feet of clay.

Lessons In Hope and Inspiration From Harvey Milk

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

Honoring Harvey Milk with a day that commemorates him helps to send the still dire messages of hope, inspiration, and equality. It also boldly states that we do not live in a culture that tolerates violent oppression.

How Beijing Butchered Sean Penn's "Commie, Homo-Loving" Oscar Speech

David Flumenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Flumenbaum

Around Asia, mentions of "gay" or "lesbian" were muted out of the Oscars broadcast. But the award for the most creative censorship method goes to China's CCTV for its work during Sean Penn's speech.

Saving Small Businesses, The Brooklyn Way

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Bob Zuckerman does not want to wait for the economic stimulus package to drip down to Brooklyn's quickly emptying storefronts.

America's Gay Leadership Crisis

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

At a time when gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are flourishing in America's public life like never before, those charged with advancing their civil equality have retreated into the closet.