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Stuart Milk
Stuart Milk is a global human rights activist, diversity consultant, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocate.

He is the co-founder and Board President of the Harvey Milk Foundation, an all-volunteer-run global nonprofit. As the nephew of Harvey Milk, the iconic civil rights activist and one of first openly gay elected officials in the world, Stuart has taken his uncle’s message of authenticity and his example of courage and the power of collaboration onto the global stage to support local, regional and national human rights struggles on five continents.

He successfully led campaigns for the establishment of the now-official annual Harvey Milk holiday in California, along with Milk’s induction into the California Hall of Fame by the governor and first lady of California, and he accepted on behalf of his uncle the highest civilian honor in the U.S., the Medal of Freedom, from President Barack Obama.

Stuart has provided major public addresses before parliaments and legislative bodies and lectured at leading universities, in faith communities, before board rooms and at public rallies across the world. He has led collaborative national and international congresses on minority inclusion, diversity education and workplace acceptance. Having over two decades of leadership experience in both public and private workforce programs, Stuart often consults with business and community organizations finding the intersection of economic growth and social progress.

He has been widely recognized with numerous national and International awards as one of the most tireless advocates of a globally inclusive LGBT rights movement. Stuart also serves on the boards of Equality California, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), Marriage Equality USA and the International Conference on Disadvantaged Youth (ICDY), and he is Co-Chair of the Beyond Tolerance Global Initiative.

Entries by Stuart Milk

Pride 2014: Family Legacies, Generations, and a Fully Inclusive Global Community

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 9:35 AM

Today we felt the embrace of a million people in all the diversity of the rainbow as we marched down San Francisco's Market Street and shared our wide-eyed memories of childhood conversations of Uncle Harvey (Milk) in New York and of Mom, "Little Nancy" (D'Alesandro Pelosi) in Maryland and the...

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Hope and Courage: Standing on the Shoulders of Harvey Milk in Central Europe

(10) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 11:07 AM

During the last decade I have had the honor and the privilege of speaking to and participating with LGBT Pride organizers on six continents, often in cities and nations facing immense societal barriers to human rights, yet I cannot remember a place with a more deliberate silence, or more indifference,...

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Jewish and Gay: One Choice in This Election

(25) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 11:15 PM

Editor's note: Stuart Milk has written the following piece in his capacity as an Obama for America campaign surrogate, not in his capacity as co-founder and Board President of the Harvey Milk Foundation. The views expressed are his own and do not represent the views of the Harvey Milk Foundation.

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