MARCH 4 HARVEY – SAVE THE DATE

22 Apr

MILK 5-20

Sunday May 20, 2012

We will be meeting at the LGBT Center, 4337 Manchester Avenue at 10 am.

March begins at 10:30 am. We will march down Manchester / Chouteau to City Hall downtown St. Louis.

We will have a brief rally at City Hall, Clark and Tucker at 11:30 am.

“People told him no openly gay man could win political office. Fortunately, he ignored them”, After Harvey Milk became the first openly gay man elected to any substantial political office in the history of the planet, thousands of astounded people wrote to him. “I thank God,” wrote a 68-year-old lesbian, “I have lived long enough to see my kind emerge from the shadows and join the human race.” Sputtered another writer: “Maybe, just maybe, some of the more hostile in the district may take some potshots at you — we hope!”

Harvey Milk’s life was put on the bigger map after Sean Penn’s 2008 Oscar winning film, MILK. However, Harvey Milk doesn’t just represent a gay politician elected to office. He represents all of us who come out of the closet to live a more peaceful life. This is why several LGBT leaders called for a public celebration for Harvey Milk Day around his birthday.

For the third year St Louis will march for Harvey on Sunday March 20, 2012 from 10 to 2pm.

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Happy Birthday Harvey

22 May
Happy 81st Birthday Harvey Milk

Happy 81st Birthday Harvey Milk

Happy Birthday Harvey!

See ya at the March and Rally, today Sunday May 20, 2012.  Remember 12:00pm gather at LGBT Center 4337 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110.  March east along Chouteau; 1:15pm Rally off the steps of City Hall in shade.

MILK your Facebook

15 May
Harvey Milk Dove 5-22

Harvey Milk Day Facebook avatar icon

Please download the above graphic and use it as your Facebook avatar to remind everyone connected to you about Harvey Milk’s birthday Tuesday May 22.

Graphic designed by Ed Reggi

Who was Harvey Milk?

7 May

The video above was created commemorating the life of Harvey Milk for the Harvey Milk Democratic Club, June 2008.

Thank you to Rob Epstein who allowed me to edit his film for Harvey’s 30’th celebration.

Actors: Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann, Tom Ammiano
Director: Rob Epstein
Writers: Rob Epstein, Carter Wilson, Judith Coburn
Producers: Rob Epstein, Gregory W. Bex, Richard Schmiechen

Harvey Remembered in St. Louis at 1st Harvey Milk March 2010

23 May


ST. LOUIS – Scores of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied community members marched from The Grove to City Hall, May 22 to mark the 80th birthday of LGBT icon, Harvey Milk. The three mile march was followed by a  rally  at City Hall featuring local, regional and national advocates for equality.

Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to major public office in the United States after winning a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He was assasinated along with San Francisco Mayor George Mascone by Supervisor Dan White.

The concept of the Harvey Milk Day of Action was the brainchild of Equality Across America. Locally, Coalition Partners PROMO, Show Me No Hate, Gay Invasion, TransHaven Missouri, Growing American Youth, The St. Louis Gay History Project and the LGBT Community Center of St. Louis built upon the concept to create a week of events culminating with Saturday’s march and rally.

See original article in the Vital Voice click here:
St Louis Harvey Milk March Vital Voice Article