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Harvey Milk stamp to be dedicated at White House ceremony on May 22

Friday, April 11, 2014
The official first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk "Forever" stamp will take place at the White House May 22, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday. [ Read more → ]

Harvey Milk commemorative stamp revealed, scheduled to be issued May 22

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Linns Stamp News has unveiled the design for the U.S. commemorative stamp featuring slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk. [ Read more → ]
Associated PressSan Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk (left) and Mayor George Moscone, during the signing of the city’s gay rights bill in April 1977. The two men were assassinated on Nov. 27, 1978.

The Legacy of ‘Seeing’ Harvey Milk

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Thirty-five years ago today, our country lost a man who symbolized the breakdown of barriers for LGBT elected officials everywhere. 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 even in that short time, Milk helped erase some of the invisible boundaries defining who in our country can be elected officials. Following Marian Wright Edelman’s famous words that “you can’t be what you can’t see,” Harvey Milk gave generations to come a successful LGBT elected official to “see.” [ Read more → ]
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Matt Barber calls Harvey Milk a rapist, ‘demonstrably, categorically an evil man’

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber is upset that the U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring Harvey Milk, telling the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow that Milk was a rapist and “demonstrably, categorically an evil man.” [ Read more → ]

U.S. Postal Service to issue stamp commemorating Harvey Milk

Friday, October 11, 2013
The United States Postal Service will issue a stamp in honor of slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk, the Harvey Milk Foundation announced Thursday. [ Read more → ]

Californians, gay rights advocates worldwide remember Harvey Milk

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Today is “Harvey Milk Day,” a day of honor for the slain gay rights activist, which is officially recognized by the State of California and celebrated worldwide. [ Read more → ]

White House to honor ten openly LGBT public officials on Harvey Milk Day

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The White House has released a list of ten openly LGBT public officials it will honor Wednesday as “Harvey Milk Champions of Change.” [ Read more → ]
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Harvey Milk may be honored with terminal at SFO, but not entire airport

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco lawmaker said Tuesday that he has abandoned a proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk and instead plans to pursue getting an airport terminal named in Milk's honor. [ Read more → ]
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Majority of San Francisco residents oppose renaming airport after Harvey Milk

Friday, March 1, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The results of a poll commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce last month and published Friday showed that a majority of the city's residents oppose renaming San Francisco International Airport after slain gay civil rights leader Harvey Milk. [ Read more → ]
Sally Miller Gearhart (left) with Melanie Nathan.

When Harvey met Sally…

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Had Harvey Milk lived he might have been the one to set the benchmark for full equality, something our LGBT movement has yet to do. Harvey did not survive and never had the opportunity, yet his legacy has provided inspiration to so many. What remains often untold and so profoundly significant is Harvey’s absolute insistence on the imperative of full inclusion within the gay movement itself... [ Read more → ]
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San Francisco lawmaker proposes renaming airport after Harvey Milk

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A San Francisco lawmaker on Tuesday will introduce legislation seeking to rename San Francisco International Airport for slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk. A charter amendment by Supervisor David Campos would place the proposal to rename the airport as Harvey Milk-San Francisco International Airport, and... [ Read more → ]
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California urges Postal Service to honor Harvey Milk with postage stamp

Monday, September 3, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California State Assembly has adopted a resolution carried by Assemblymember Toni Atkins requesting that the U.S. Postal Service honor slain civil rights leader Harvey Milk with a postage stamp. [ Read more → ]
Stuart Milk came to Charlotte's local LGBT Pride festival last weekend on behalf of the president's reelection campaign.

Stuart Milk: Obama is a ‘no-brainer’ for the LGBT community

Friday, August 31, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Barack Obama's campaign has put a premium on North Carolina, a swing state that turned blue in 2008 for the first time since Jimmy Carter first ran for president in 1976. Placing the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina's largest city... [ Read more → ]
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California lawmaker wants U.S. Navy to name ship after Harvey Milk

Thursday, August 16, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California State Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) has introduced a resolution to support efforts to name a Navy ship after gay rights icon Harvey Milk. [ Read more → ]
City Councilmember Todd Gloria with his staff showing off the new Harvey Milk Street signs.

World’s first Harvey Milk Street unveiled in San Diego (Video)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
SAN DIEGO – More than 100 people gathered at what is now the corner of Harvey Milk Street and Centre Street in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood to witness the unveiling of the signs that indicate the new street name at a late afternoon ceremony on Tuesday, May 22. [ Read more → ]
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Californians, gay rights advocates worldwide remember Harvey Milk

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Today is “Harvey Milk Day,” a day of honor for the slain gay-rights activist, which is officially recognized by the State of California and celebrated worldwide. [ Read more → ]

San Diego to become first U.S. city to have street named after Harvey Milk

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego will become the first city in the nation to honor legendary LGBT civil rights icon Harvey Milk with a street naming. On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to approve a proposal which will rename Blaine Avenue in Hillcrest as Harvey Milk Street. [ Read more → ]
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Reactions mixed over proposal to name Navy vessel after Harvey Milk

Thursday, May 3, 2012
The proposal to name a U.S. Navy vessel after Harvey Milk is drawing mixed reactions in San Francisco, where the slain gay rights leader served as a city supervisor. [ Read more → ]

San Diego considers renaming street in honor of Harvey Milk

Saturday, April 14, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego City Planning Commission has approved a proposal to rename a street after LGBT civil rights leader Harvey Milk. [ Read more → ]

‘If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet shatter every closet door’

Sunday, November 27, 2011
On this day, 33 years ago, former San Francisco City Supervisor Dan White took a gun to City Hall and shot openly-gay Supervisor Harvey Milk five times — the final two shots had White pressing his gun directly at Milk’s skull, according to the medical examiner. [ Read more → ]

Californians commemorate Harvey Milk’s legacy of hope, tolerance, and equality

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Today is "Harvey Milk Day," which is officially recognized by the State of California and celebrated worldwide. [ Read more → ]

HRC to share Harvey Milk’s Castro storefront with The Trevor Project

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Following a national outcry over the HRC’s announcement that they were turning the space that once housed the camera store owned by Harvey Milk into a gift store, the Human Rights Campaign announced they are donating part of the space to the Trevor Project. [ Read more → ]
Harvey Milk, in front of his Castro Camera shop, circa 1973

Got Milk? Should the HRC turn Castro Camera location into a ‘souvenir shop’?

Thursday, December 16, 2010
I’ll start this blog by asking one simple question. How do you think many of the Jewish people would feel if a Jewish rights organization (whom most of them don’t belong too) purchased Anne Frank’s home and turned it into a souvenir shop? [ Read more → ]
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California’s Harvey Milk Day first ever state recognition of LGBT person in U.S. history

Friday, May 21, 2010
Saturday marks Harvey Milk Day in California, the first official State Day of Recognition for an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person in our nation’s history. Last year, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the Harvey Milk Day bill, sponsored by Equality California and... [ Read more → ]

Harvey Milk day passes CA legislature – will Schwarzenegger veto it again?

Friday, September 4, 2009
SACRAMENTO -- A bill to designate a day of honor for slain gay-rights activist Harvey Milk could be headed for another veto by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once the California legislature sends it his way. The bill to designate Milk’s birthday, May 22, as a day... [ Read more → ]
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