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The Legacy of Harvey Milk (Repost from 1/10/09)

Today is Harvey Milk Day! In tribute to this wonderful leader, I thought I would repost one of my earliest blog entries. Here is my post from January 10, 2009. If you have time, I encourage you to watch the Oscar-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk on hulu. My name is Harvey Milk and […]

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Those Questions You Really Shouldn’t Ask of LGBT People

Humans are curious creatures and privilege is a tricky thing. As we study and learn the experience of different people, we realize that the experience of oppression can manifest itself in the tiniest of ways, without our even realizing. A well known example of such microaggressions is the experience of black people in regards to […]

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Prop 8 Trial Week 1 Weekend Updates (Monday)

Well, the 3-day weekend is coming to a close. We took a day to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and to reflect back on the first week of the trial, and now it’s time to gear up for another week of proceedings. Here are a few more articles you might find interesting before we dig […]

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Happy Harvey Milk Day!

On this day in 1930, one of the great gay civil rights leaders was born.  I might just watch Milk or The Times of Harvey Milk later tonight to commemorate a man who gave so much for the movement. I know I continue to be motivated every day by his determination and authenticity. Happy Harvey […]

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History might be made today: The fate of Prop 8

UPDATE (5 PM CST): Jeremy over at Good As You has audio of all today’s hearings.  Please take a listen if you didn’t get to watch earlier today! Well, today is going to be an intense day.  The California State Supreme Court will respond to the challenges of Proposition 8.  Will Ken Starr force 18,000 […]

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This is for you, Harvey!

At Sunday night’s Oscars, Dustin Lance Black (Best Original Screenplay) and Sean Penn (Best Actor in a Leading Role) won for their work with the film Milk.  I found their speeches particularly moving and thought it right to archive them here.  Below them is an interview with Cleve Jones from last night’s Rachel Maddow show. […]

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Creating Change in Denver – State of the Movement

On Friday, we had another plenary session where The Task Force’s Executive Director, Rea Carey, shared with us the State of the Movement.  (UPDATE: Jeremy now has video posted over at Good As You!) It’s not biology, but love that makes a family. She must have added that last minute, because it’s not provided in […]

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Learn the Harvey Milk Story

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Harvey Milk or who do not have access to a theatre that is showing Milk, please take 90 minutes out of your life to watch Oscar-winning 1984 documentary The Times of Harvey Milk.  It is a powerful story and film, and thanks to Hulu, it couldn’t be […]

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The Legacy of Harvey Milk

My name is Harvey Milk and I’m here to recruit you. I just took in my second screening of Milk, and I thought I would take some time to talk about why, for me, Harvey Milk is very much a hero. If I turned around every time somebody called me a faggot, I’d be walking […]

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