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  Harvey Milk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harvey Milk is widely regarded as a martyr for the gay community and the gay rights movement.
Harvey Milk is also mentioned by the band Concrete Blonde in their 1989 single "God is a Bullet": "John Lennon, Doctor King, Harvey Milk - all for goddamn nothing".
In 1995 the opera Harvey Milk by composer Stewart Wallace and librettist Michael Korie was premiered by the San Francisco Opera, and in 1996 it was recorded on CD under Donald Runnicles with the opera orchestra and chorus.
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 Harvey Milk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Harvey Milk (May 22, 1930 - November 27, 1978) an American politician and gay rights activist, was the first openly gay city supervisor of San Francisco, California.
Of Lithuanian ancestry, Harvey Milk was born Glimpy Milch in Long Island, New York.
Many Queer community institutions are named for Milk, including the Harvey Milk Institute and the Harvey Milk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Democratic Club in San Francisco, as well as a number of Queer-positive alternative schools in the United States.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/h/ha/harvey_milk.html   (530 words)

 The Forgotten Populist
Harvey Milk was not a professional politician--he was the quintessential populist maverick.
Milk passionately believed that the "true function of politics is not just to pass laws, but to give hope." note 14 If the problems of the cities are not addressed, he warned, America's cities will plunge headlong into "the real abyss that lies not too far ahead, when a disappointed people lose their hope forever.
Harvey Milk lent the power of his eloquent voice not only to the voiceless invisible minority, but to all minorities, whose voices are often lost in the gale winds of conformity that sweep the American cultural landscape.
www.hicom.net /~oedipus/milk.html   (2887 words)

 TurnOUT! Harvey Milk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Milk was part of the emergence of the gay community in San Francisco and America in the 1970s, a tireless organizer, small businessman, and politician.
Milk's personal efforts were very important in defeating the anti-gay Briggs initiative in 1978, and there seemed to be no limits to what he could accomplish when he (and mayor George Moscone) were assasinated by conservative political rival Dan White.
Harvey Milk's legacy continues on today as someone who stood proudly for who he was and what he believed in.
www.turnleft.com /out/milk.html   (226 words)

 Harvey Milk, Second Sight
Harvey Milk was one of the first openly gay officeholders in America.
Harvey Milk, Second Sight was curated from thousands of slides in the Harvey Milk Archives/Scott Smith Collection at the San Francisco Public Library.
Harvey Milk, Second Sight is dedicated to all the young gay and lesbian people from Altoona, Pennsylvania; Braintree, Massachusetts; and right here in liberal San Francisco who are coming out of the closet and making the world a better place for all humanity.
www.queer-arts.org /archive/9906/milk/index.html   (820 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Milk, Harvey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Milk was initially regarded as an upstart maverick by San Francisco's established gay community, as well as by the local political establishment, but against all expectations he succeeded in mobilizing gay voters and eventually winning election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The secret of Milk's eventual electoral success was his intuitive grasp of grass-roots activism, combined with a flair for grand theatrical gestures and a great deal of hard work to organize the Castro neighborhood as a political and economic force.
There is a Harvey Milk High School for at-risk glbtq students in New York, as well as the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy elementary school in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood, where both the MUNI public transit station and the branch library have been named in his honor.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/milk_h.html   (1729 words)

 The Castro | Resource Guide | Harvey Milk, Hero and Martyr
For an entire community, Harvey Milk is remembered as a hero, a martyr to a cause.
Harvey Milk was gay, and his election was the first of an openly gay elected official in the United States.
Harvey Milk was born in 1930 in Woodmere, Long Island, New York.
www.kqed.org /w/hood/castro/resourceguide/harveymilk.html   (701 words)

 Telling Pictures: The Times of Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk had only recently been elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, making him the first openly gay politician in California to be elected to office.
Just weeks later, on November 27, 1978, Harvey Milk was murdered in his city hall office, as was Mayor George Moscone, by disgruntled former Supervisor and police officer Dan White.
Should HARVEY MILK win, Schmiechen and Epstein knew they had to take advantage of the fact that this would be the first gay-themed picture to be awarded an Oscar, and that they must use their 30 seconds to acknowledge the subject and content of the film, and the fact they themselves were gay filmmakers.
www.tellingpictures.com /films/hm/hm_hist.html   (1087 words)

 BookRags: Harvey Bernard Milk Biography
Harvey Milk (1930-1978), a San Francisco city politician, helped open the door for gays and lesbians in the United States by bringing civil rights for homosexuals, among many other issues, to the political table.
Milk served as a city supervisor for less than a year before being murdered along with Mayor George Moscone by a rival politician, but he was instrumental in bringing the gay rights agenda to the attention of the American public.
Milk's murder--and the surprisingly light sentence his killer received by virtue of the famous "Twinkie Defense"--made him a martyr to members of gay communities throughout the United States.
www.bookrags.com /biography/harvey-bernard-milk   (1535 words)

 Harvey Milk High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harvey Milk High School is a high school designed to be a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) students located in the East Village of New York City, and named after Harvey Milk, the first openly gay city supervisor of San Francisco, California, who was assassinated in 1978.
In 2004, the HMHS experienced a 17,000 square foot (1,600 m²) expansion and an increase to eight classrooms and 170 students.
References on TV In the Law and Order: SVU Season 4 episode Fallacy, detectives Benson and Stabler discussing the situation of pre-operative MTF Cheryl Avery, they made mention of her teachers suggesting a transfer to Harvey Milk School.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harvey_Milk_High_School   (720 words)

 TIME 100: Harvey Milk
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.
The funny thing about Milk is that he didn't seem to care that he lived in such a time.
When he began public life, though, Milk was a preposterous figure — an "avowed homosexual," in the embarrassed language of the time, who was running for office.
www.time.com /time/time100/heroes/profile/milk01.html   (376 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - The Times Of Harvey Milk
The Times of Harvey Milk is one of the landmark documentaries of the 1980s, a fascinating, award-winning film that chronicles San Francisco politician Harvey Milk's rise as the city's first openly gay elected official and his chilling end at the hands of a fellow city supervisor.
Milk also played a role in striking down the Briggs Initiative, a ballot measure that called for the dismissal of any teacher found to be "advocating, imposing, encouraging, or promoting" homosexual activity, even outside the classroom.
Before hearing of Milk, auto machinist Jim Elliot was ambivalent towards gays, and says he was surprised when his union announced they were backing, as he puts it, "a fruit." As the film progresses, Elliot tells of his realization that Milk's politics were very close to his own, and helped break down his own preconceptions.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/harveymilk.php   (1646 words)

 Stewart Wallace - Opera - Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk is one of the best new operas in years.
Harvey Milk is an astounding achievement -- lively, artful, tough-minded American music-drama, deeply satisfying to ear, eye and mind.
Harvey Milk is an unflinching in-your-face kind of opera, a work that examines not only Milk's tragedy but the awakening of gay consciousness in America.
www.stewartwallace.com /htm/txt_a12.htm   (357 words)

 SF's Castro, Harvey Milk vs. Jose Sarria, May 2006
Harvey Milk was a representative of a despised minority, yet his lasting triumph is that he championed the rights of all people.
Harvey Milk speaking at a Union Square rally on the night of the repeal of Dade County, Florida's, protections against discrimination based on sexual preference.
Harvey Milk, his lover Jack Lira and other supporters are shown walking from the Castro to City Hall for an Inauguration Ceremony on the steps of City Hall, © January 9, 1978 by Daniel Nicoletta.
members.aol.com /strangecastro/harvey.html   (2170 words)

 Harvey Milk Page
Harvey Bernard Milk was born on May 22, 1930 at Woodmere Hospital in Long Island, New York.
Milk entered the Navy shortly after he finished college and advanced to the rank of chief petty officer on the U.S.S. Kittyhawk, only to be dishonorably discharged when his homosexuality was discovered.
When Milk moved to San Francisco in 1972 it was known as place to find cheap housing, which is why he was drawn there.
www.lambda.net /~maximum/milk.html   (713 words)

 Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy is a small alternative elementary school located in the heart of the Castro District.
The mission of the Harvey Milk Institute (HMI) is to foster the development and examination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer culture and community in the Bay Area and beyond.
Harvey Milk was one of the most charismatic and pragmatic populists of the past half-century, a man of remarkable organizational talent who never compromised his vision of "a city of neighborhoods" nor sought to hide his homosexuality...
www.queertheory.com /histories/m/milk_harvey.htm   (838 words)

 Uncle Donald's Castro Street- HARVEY MILK
Harvey Milk is shown shaking hands with Jimmy Carter at the San Francisco Hilton, May 21, 1976 when Carter was running for President.
Harvey Milk was born May 22, 1930 in Woodmere, Long Island, New York.
Harvey's relationship with Jack soured and he returned to New York and the Broadway scene where he soon met the new love of his life, Joseph Scott Smith.
thecastro.net /milk/milk.html   (711 words)

 The Times of Harvey Milk: 20th Anniversary 2 disc Collector's Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Narrated by playwright/actor Harvey Fierstein, the story of Milk's all-too-brief political career is mostly told through the words of friends, associates who knew and admired the man, as well as plentiful news footage, interviews, and home-video footage of the man himself.
Harvey Milk was a politically active businessman running a camera shop in the middle of San Francisco's Castro district.
One associate relates an instance of pure huksterism on Milk's part in relation to his well-known "anti-dog-poop: campaign: Milk himself placed a pile of dog poop in the lawn on which his television interview was taking place, so that he could step in it "accidentally" on camera.
www.classicsondvd.com /harveymilk.htm   (868 words)

 The Times of Harvey Milk
A grip-and-grin with Harvey Milk and Jimmy Carter at the San Francisco Hilton on May 21, 1976.
Milk's rise as the City's first openly gay Supervisor is recounted here, as is Milk's murder with Mayor George Mosconi at the hands of disgruntled pol, Dan White.
Harvey Milk promoted many progressive ideals, but his primary message was about coming out.
www.mistersf.com /cinema/cinmilk02.htm   (390 words)

 Austin Film Society :: Tx Doc Tour :: THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The first openly gay elected official in the nation at that time, Harvey Milk had jerked open the doors to the halls of power and had given many gay men and women greater resolve to be themselves in the workplace, at school, in public, and with their families.
At the age of 47, Harvey Milk, the "Mayor of Castro Street," was elected to the powerful San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Dedicated to his broad constituency, Harvey Milk crusaded for a wide range of issues, including rent control, limited high-rise development, public transportation, and the rights of senior citizens, as well as the increase and protection of minority rights.
www.austinfilm.org /txdoctour/harveymilk.php   (1341 words)

 Harvey Milk
In 1977, Harvey Milk became San Francisco's first openly gay elected official, as a member of the city's board of supervisors.
Milk considered invisibility and the emotional trauma that keep gay people closeted to be our worst foes.
Milk stood out publicly against Anita Bryant's "Save the Children" from homosexuals campaign and the 1978 California Briggs Initiative -- a bill that would prevent gay and lesbian people from teaching in public schools.
members.aol.com /matrixwerx/glbthistory/milk.htm   (339 words)

 Metroactive Stage | Harvey Milk
IT WAS 18 years ago that San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone were fatally gunned down by Dan White, the ex-policeman who only days before had announced his resignation from the board of supervisors.
Harvey Milk is a spectacular theatrical accomplishment in many respects.
Korie's adaptation encompasses Milk's life, from adolescence to death at age 48, including his discovery and eventual open admission of sexual orientation, telescoped against the huge backdrop of San Francisco's fomenting gay movement.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/11.21.96/opera-9647.html   (799 words)

 BookRags: Harvey Milk Biography
Assassinated in 1978 by a fellow politician, Harvey Milk died in San Francisco, after achieving prominence as the first openly gay politician in the United States.
Milk was two years into serving his first term on the city's legislative body, the Board of Supervisors.
Although frequently the target of death threats, Milk hardly expected to be in danger from a fellow politician on the board.
www.bookrags.com /biography/harvey-milk-cri   (508 words)

 Amazon.com: The Times of Harvey Milk: DVD: Rob Epstein,Harvey Fierstein,Harvey Milk,Anne Kronenberg,Tory Hartmann,Tom ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Milk was elected to public office in the few years after the notion of the "personal is political" became popular.
Milk was assassinated a few short years before the AIDS epidemic emerged as a public health threat within, and outside of, the gay community.
Had Milk been on the scene at the time, I have no doubt he would have used his office and political power to the greatest extent possible to affect legislation and government accountibility in their response to the epidemic.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0001Y4LDW?v=glance   (2346 words)

 Harvey Milk (1931-1978)
Known as the "Mayor of Castro Street", Harvey Milk was the first openly-gay person elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
As one of the first wave of gay merchants who re-invented the Eureka Valley neighborhood in the early 1970's, Harvey Milk was a standout figure in the new "Castro Village" commercial district.
Harvey Milk inspired a new generation of gay activists and will be long remembered in San Francisco and the world.
www.stonewallsociety.com /famouspeople/harvey.htm   (379 words)

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