CA: Gay Community Celebrates First Harvey Milk Day on Icon’s 80th Birthday

Written by scott on May 23rd, 2010

Activists in California celebrated Harvey Milk Day knocking on doors to build support for gay marriage. Saturday was the inaugural day honoring the slain gay rights leader. Sharon Osbourne and daughter Kelly opened their Hidden Hills home to host a fundraiser sponsored by the state’s largest gay rights advocate, Equality California.

On Friday, speaking to a crowd at San Francisco’s LGBT Community Center in the Castro District, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said Harvey Milk helped open doors for the gay community.

“We’ll come right back to Harvey Milk when he said his victory signaled a green light to all who were disenfranchised,” Pelosi said. “A green light to move forward and that the doors are open to everyone.” California lawmakers have designated May 22 – Milk’s birthday – as Harvey Milk Day. Milk would have turned 80 this year.

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