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

Sunday, 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.

Full Story from On Top Magazine

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Harvey Milk Day Events & Gay Marriage Rallies This Weekend

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–Australia, NSW, Sydney: 05/18-05/29, IDAHO The Exhibition 2010, Kudos Gallery.
–USA, AL, Mobile: 05/22, Live TRUTH Rally for Milk Day, TBD, TBD.
–USA, AZ, Phoenix: 05/22, Honoring Fallen LGBT Veterans on Milk Day, Nat’l mem Cemetary, 10-11 AM.
–USA, CA, Alameda: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Celebration, Coll of Alameda Student Union, 10 AM-12 PM.
–USA, CA, Coronado: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day/DADT Rally, 3rd & Orange, 2-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Fresno: 05/22, Harvey Milk Picnic & Door-to-Door Outreach, Einstein Park, 10 AM-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Hidden Hills: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Celebration, Osbourne House, 3-6 PM.
–USA, CA, Irvine: 05/22, Irvine AIDS Walk Outreach, The Great Park, 8 AM-1 PM.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally, Olvera Plaza, TBD.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Door-to-Door Outreach/EQCA, East LA Service Ctr, 10 AM-3 PM.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 05/22, Harvey Milk Schools Project Premiere, Fairfax HS, 7 PM.
–USA, CA, Monterey Park: 05/23, Saving Face Movie Screening, Bruggemeyer Library, 1:30 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 05/22, Equality Happy Hour, Hamburger Mary’s, 4-7 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Phonebank, EQCA Office, 1-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 05/22, Desert Stonewall Democrats Harvey Milk Celebration, Look Restaurant, 5-7 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 05/23, Harvey Milk Day Brunch, Private Home, 11 AM-1 PM.
–USA, CA, Riverside: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Door-to-Door Outreach/EQCA, EQCA Office, 11 AM-3 PM.
–USA, CA, Sacramento: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally, State Capitol, 3-6 PM.
–USA, CA, Sacramento: 05/22, Milk Day After Party, 20th & K, 6 PM.
–USA, CA, San Diego: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Door-to-Door Outreach/EQCA, EQCA Office, 12-5 PM.
–USA, CA, San Diego: 05/22, Harvey Milk Legacy Concert, LGBT Comm Ctr, 7 PM.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally/Door-to-Door Outreach, LGBT Center, 10 AM-3 PM.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 05/22, Harvey Milk Diversity Brunch – $65, Arc of SF, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM.
–USA, CA, San Jose: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Door-to-Door Outreach/EQCA, EQCA Office, 12-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Santa Ana: 05/22, OC Celebrates Harvey Milk, Yost Theater, 7:30-10 PM.
–USA, CA, Santa Ana: 05/23, Harvey Milk Day Door-to-Door Outreach/EQCA, EQCA Office, 12-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Santa Maria: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Celebration, Preisker Park, 11 AM-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Santa barbara: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Community Picnic, Alameda Park, 3-7 PM.
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 05/22, Community Service Day of Action, W. Hollywood Park, 12-1 PM.
–USA, DC, Washington: 05/22, Color Your Cause: Art Through Activism, Metro to White House, 12-2 PM.
–USA, FL, Gainesville: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Equality Protest, Bo Diddley Plaza, 12-5 PM.
–USA, FL, Sarasota: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Festival, 1376 5th St., 1-10 PM.
–USA, FL, Tampa: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Dinner and Candlelight Vigil, Teatro and Street Car Charlies, 5:30 PM.
–USA, GA, Savannah: 05/22, Out of the Closet and Into the Streets, 2 East Bay St., TBD.
–USA, IA, Des Moines: 05/22, Pride Ride, 8 AM-12 PM.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/22, Town Hall Meeting/Harvey Milk Rally, Michigan & Congress, 1 PM.
–USA, MA, Boston: 05/22, ENDA/Harvey Milk Day Rally, State House, TBD.
–USA, ME, Bangor: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally, TBD, 10 AM-2 PM.
–USA, MI, Jackson: 05/22, Mississippi Dignity Caravan, Captol Building, 10 AM-3 PM.
–USA, MN, Jacoson: 05/22, Mississippi Dignity Caravan, Capitol Building, 8 AM-6 PM.
–USA, MN, Minneapolis: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally, Loring Park, 1 PM. clunning@gmail.com
–USA, MO, St. Louis: 05/22, March & Rally for Harvey Milk, Novak’s in the Grove-City Hall, 9:30 AM.
–USA, MO, St. Louis: 05/22, Harvey Milk Documentary Screening, The Complex, 7 PM.
–USA, MO, St. Louis: 05/23, Am I the Next Harvey Milk? Yourh Brunch, Mokabes Coffee House, 9 AM.
–USA, MO, St. Louis: 05/23, St. Louis Queer History Tour, Central West End, 4 PM.
–USA, NM, Albuquerque: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Equality Protest, TBD.
–USA, NY, New York: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day of Action, 208 W 13th/LGBT center, 12-3 PM.
–USA, NY, New York: 05/23, Empire City Men’s Chorus presents PROTHALAMIA Exploring Marriage Equality, Riverside Church, 3 PM.
–USA, NY, New York: 05/23, Singing Liberally – MENY Benefit, TBD, 4-7 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 05/22, Visibility Mall Walk, Marketplace Mall, 2-4 PM.
–USA, OK, Tulsa: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day of Action, TBD, TBD.
–USA, PA, State College: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day March, 243 S. Allen St, 12 PM.
–USA, TX, Austin: 05/21-05/23, Equality Across America Conference, Austin Comm Coll, Eastview Campu.
–USA, TX, Austin: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally, Texas State Capitol.
–USA, VA, Richmond: 05/22, Equality for All Festival: Celebrating Harvey Milk, GCCR Event Hall, 11 AM-6 PM.
–USA, WA, Seattle: 05/22, ENAD/DADT/Harvey Milk Rally, Westlake Plaza, 12-2 PM.

50+ Harvey Milk Day Events – Fight for Gay Marriage, ENDA, DON’T ASK DON’T TELL Repeal

Friday, May 21st, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–Australia, NSW, Sydney: 05/18-05/29, IDAHO The Exhibition 2010, Kudos Gallery.
–USA, AL, Mobile: 05/22, Live TRUTH Rally for Milk Day, TBD, TBD.
–USA, AZ, Phoenix: 05/22, Honoring Fallen LGBT Veterans on Milk Day, Nat’l mem Cemetary, 10-11 AM.
–USA, CA, Alameda: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Celebration, Coll of Alameda Student Union, 10 AM-12 PM.
–USA, CA, Coronado: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day/DADT Rally, 3rd & Orange, 2-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Fresno: 05/22, Harvey Milk Picnic & Door-to-Door Outreach, Einstein Park, 10 AM-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Hidden Hills: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Celebration, Osbourne House, 3-6 PM.
–USA, CA, Irvine: 05/22, Irvine AIDS Walk Outreach, The Great Park, 8 AM-1 PM.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 05/21, L.A. Ladies Ring in Harvey Milk Day – $20, Club Booby Trap, 8 PM-2 AM.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally, Olvera Plaza, TBD.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Door-to-Door Outreach/EQCA, East LA Service Ctr, 10 AM-3 PM.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 05/22, Harvey Milk Schools Project Premiere, Fairfax HS, 7 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 05/22, Equality Happy Hour, Hamburger Mary’s, 4-7 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Phonebank, EQCA Office, 1-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Palm Springs: 05/22, Desert Stonewall Democrats Harvey Milk Celebration, Look Restaurant, 5-7 PM.
–USA, CA, Riverside: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Door-to-Door Outreach/EQCA, EQCA Office, 11 AM-3 PM.
–USA, CA, Sacramento: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally, State Capitol, 3-6 PM.
–USA, CA, Sacramento: 05/22, Milk Day After Party, 20th & K, 6 PM.
–USA, CA, San Diego: 05/21, Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, LGBT Comm Ctr, 7:30-9 AM.
–USA, CA, San Diego: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Door-to-Door Outreach/EQCA, EQCA Office, 12-5 PM.
–USA, CA, San Diego: 05/22, Harvey Milk Legacy Concert, LGBT Comm Ctr, 7 PM.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 05/21, Harvey Milk Day Celebration, Private Home.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally/Door-to-Door Outreach, LGBT Center, 10 AM-3 PM.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 05/22, Harvey Milk Diversity Brunch – $65, Arc of SF, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM.
–USA, CA, San Jose: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Door-to-Door Outreach/EQCA, EQCA Office, 12-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Santa Ana: 05/22, OC Celebrates Harvey Milk, Yost Theater, 7:30-10 PM.
–USA, CA, Santa Maria: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Celebration, Preisker Park, 11 AM-4 PM.
–USA, CA, Santa barbara: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Community Picnic, Alameda Park, 3-7 PM.
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 05/22, Community Service Day of Action, W. Hollywood Park, 12-1 PM.
–USA, DC, Washington: 05/22, Color Your Cause: Art Through Activism, Metro to White House, 12-2 PM.
–USA, FL, Gainesville: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Equality Protest, Bo Diddley Plaza, 12-5 PM.
–USA, FL, Sarasota: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Festival, 1376 5th St., 1-10 PM.
–USA, FL, Tampa: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Dinner and Candlelight Vigil, Teatro and Street Car Charlies, 5:30 PM.
–USA, GA, Savannah: 05/22, Out of the Closet and Into the Streets, 2 East Bay St., TBD.
–USA, IA, Des Moines: 05/22, Pride Ride, 8 AM-12 PM.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/21, Open Mic Night, New Wave Cafe, 8-10 PM.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/21, Legal Professionals Networking for Equality, Sidetrack, 6-8 PM.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/21, CJR Worker/Community Leader Engagement Party, 1525 E. 55th St, 6-8 PM.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/22, Town Hall Meeting/Harvey Milk Rally, Michigan & Congress, 1 PM.
–USA, MA, Boston: 05/22, ENDA/Harvey Milk Day Rally, State House, TBD.
–USA, ME, Bangor: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally, TBD, 10 AM-2 PM.
–USA, MI, Jackson: 05/22, Mississippi Dignity Caravan, Captol Building, 10 AM-3 PM.
–USA, MN, Jacoson: 05/22, Mississippi Dignity Caravan, Capitol Building, 8 AM-6 PM.
–USA, MN, Minneapolis: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally, Loring Park, 1 PM.
–USA, MO, St. Louis: 05/21, Pre-Milk Birthday Party, TBD, 6 PM.
–USA, MO, St. Louis: 05/22, March & Rally for Harvey Milk, Novak’s in the Grove-City Hall, 9:30 AM.
–USA, MO, St. Louis: 05/22, Harvey Milk Documentary Screening, The Complex, 7 PM.
–USA, NM, Albuquerque: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Equality Protest, TBD.
–USA, NY, New York: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day of Action, 208 W 13th/LGBT center, 12-3 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 05/21, Civil Disobedience at Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 11 AM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 05/22, Visibility Mall Walk, Marketplace Mall, 2-4 PM.
–USA, OK, Tulsa: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day of Action, TBD, TBD.
–USA, PA, State College: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day March, 243 S. Allen St, 12 PM.
–USA, RI, Providence: 05/21, John Abernathy in Live Out Loud!, Speakeasy @ Local 121, 9 PM.
–USA, TX, Austin: 05/21-05/23, Equality Across America Conference, Austin Comm Coll, Eastview Campu.
–USA, TX, Austin: 05/22, Harvey Milk Day Rally, Texas State Capitol.
–USA, VA, Richmond: 05/22, Equality for All Festival: Celebrating Harvey Milk, GCCR Event Hall, 11 AM-6 PM.
–USA, WA, Seattle: 05/22, ENDA/DADT/Harvey Milk Rally, Westlake Plaza, 12-2 PM.

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–Australia, NSW, Sydney: 05/18-05/29, IDAHO The Exhibition 2010, Kudos Gallery.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 05/20, Voter Canvass Training, The Village, 6:30-9:30 PM.
–USA, CA, Los Angeles: 05/21, L.A. Ladies Ring in Harvey Milk Day – $20, Club Booby Trap, 8 PM-2 AM.
–USA, CA, San Diego: 05/21, Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, LGBT Comm Ctr, 7:30-9 AM.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 05/20, One Struggle One Fight Meeting, 209 Golden Gate Ave, 7 PM.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 05/21, Harvey Milk Day Celebration, Private Home.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/20, Flashmob for LGBT Equality, Downtown, 12 PM.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/21, Open Mic Night, New Wave Cafe, 8-10 PM.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/21, Legal Professionals Networking for Equality, Sidetrack, 6-8 PM.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/21, CJR Worker/Community Leader Engagement Party, 1525 E. 55th St, 6-8 PM.
–USA, MO, St. Louis: 05/20, TransHaven Missouri Town Hall, Central Reform Congregation, 6 PM.
–USA, MO, St. Louis: 05/21, Pre-Milk Birthday Party, TBD, 6 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 05/21, Civil Disobedience at Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 11 AM.
–USA, RI, Providence: 05/21, John Abernathy in Live Out Loud!, Speakeasy @ Local 121, 9 PM.
–USA, TX, Austin: 05/21-05/23, Equality Across America Conference, Austin Comm Coll, Eastview Campu.

Gay Marriage Events Today/Tomorrow

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

(Full Events List & Details: http://www.purpleunions.com/mn/gay-marriage-events-list.html):

–Australia, NSW, Sydney: 05/18-05/29, IDAHO The Exhibition 2010, Kudos Gallery.
–USA, CA, Sacramento: 05/19, Milk & Cookies Fundraiser w/Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, Cleve Jones, Dustin Lance Black, Crest Theater, 6 PM.
–USA, CA, San Francisco: 05/20, One Struggle One Fight Meeting, 209 Golden Gate Ave, 7 PM.
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 05/19, Equal Network Meeting, Plummer Pk Comm Ctr, 7-9:30 PM.
–USA, CA, West Hollywood: 05/19, Harvey Milk/DADT Repeal Rally, CA Veterans’ Memorial Park, 7 PM.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/19, Gender JUST Teach-in, 810 N. Milwaukee, TBD.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/19, Dining Out for Equality 2010, All Day.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/19, LGBT Change Organizing Meeting, 7-9 PM.
–USA, IL, Chicago: 05/20, Flashmob for LGBT Equality, Downtown, 12 PM.
–USA, MO, St. Louis: 05/20, TransHaven Missouri Town Hall, Central Reform Congregation, 6 PM.
–USA, NY, Rochester: 05/19, Harvey Milk Fundraiser, LUX, 9:30 PM.