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Harvey Milk

These Vintage Photos Remind Us How Far We've Come In Breaking Down Barriers That Divide Us

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact

The United Nations' World Day of Social Justice is an opportunity to celebrate how far we've come in advancing civil rights. But recognizing the work ...

On MLK Day, Honoring 7 Other Activists Who Gave Their Lives For A Cause

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

As we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to acknowledge some under-appreciated activists who also sacrificed their l...

"Affluenza" -- The New "Twinkie"

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

When defenses like these succeed, they are copycatted. If Ethan Couch can argue that he is the victim of bad parenting, why can't the murderer who was abused by his parents avoid jail time or even conviction ?

Coming Out for Marriage Equality in Japan

John Lewis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices
John Lewis

Coming out appears to be particularly difficult for many Japanese LGBT people because of the importance of social conformity in Japan. Many college students told us that they had known perhaps only one openly LGBT person in their entire lives.

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

Janet Mason | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay 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.

The Legacy of 'Seeing' Harvey Milk

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major public office in California, had held his office for less than a year before he was assassinated. But Milk helped erase some of the invisible boundaries defining who in our country can be elected officials.

Know Your LGBT History: Four Queer Events That Happened On October 21

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Pundit Slams Harvey Milk Postage Stamp As Honoring 'Evil Man' Who Raped Teen Boys

Posted 10.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to hold political office in California, is set to break new ground once again as the first LGBT official to be f...

Historic Gay Icon To Be Featured On Postage Stamp

The Huffington Post | James NIchols | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The Harvey Milk Foundation confirmed Oct. 10 that the U.S. Postal Service would honor gay rights icon Harvey Milk with a stamp in honor of his memory ...

This Oscar Winner Is Bringing Gay Rights To Your TV

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter for "Milk," is set to write a semi-autobiographical eight hour miniseries for ABC, about hi...

Behind DOMA Ruling, America Stands Divided on Gay Rights

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 08.28.2013 | Gay 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 08.26.2013 | Gay 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 08.24.2013 | Gay 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."

35 YEARS LATER

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 07.22.2013 | Gay 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 05.01.2013 | Gay 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 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Amelia

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.