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Activist Harvey Milk birthday to be honoured

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  1. jerry pritikin 31 Dec 2009, 7:25pm

    There’s a history behind the attached image of Harvey Milk… and myself Jerry Pritikin on 3/9/78. It was taken on the day Harvey Milk, was the Mayor of San Francisco. Mayor Moscone was OUT of town and Harvey, was the next in line at the time. It was taken by Danny Nicoletta… with my camera, Danny is depicted in the “Milk” Movie.
    Visit http://www.thecastro.net It’s is not a recreation like the movie,
    and features pages by pioneer gay photographers of that era.

  2. Jean-Paul Bentham 31 Dec 2009, 11:16pm

    Jerry:

    Thank you for the link. It’s New Year’s Eve here in Atlantic Canada and I am frantically trying to do 100 things at the same time. I have skimmed through Uncle Donald’s site and have retained this:

    “Harvey Milk was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential politicians of the 20th century.”

    I will be visiting the site again ‘next year’!

    What great news about Harvey Milk Day! Thanks, Jess.

  3. Jean-Paul Bentham 2 Jan 2010, 7:29am

    Well, don’t everyone speak up at once, innit.

  4. Bishop Ioan 4 Jan 2010, 10:13am

    I’m happy to see this happening. Harvey Milk paved the way for what rights GLBT Californians currently enjoy. I wish I’d been living in SF when he was still alive–it must have been a wonderful, amazing time.

    I remember the pre-Stonewall-era (I came out about three years post-Stonewall) and I see how much more work there is to be done. Homophobes want nothing less than to drive us back into our closets (I have seen this many times in homophobic postings).

    Thanks Harvey for refusing to stay in your closet…LGBTQ people are better off because of you.

  5. I’ll second that

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