Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy Harvey Milk Day


Today in CA, along with 20 other states, this is Harvey Milk Day. It is a day in which we remember and embrace the words, "Give 'em hope."

This from huffingtonpost.com:

SAN FRANCISCO � Presidential Medal of Freedom? Got that. A place in the California Hall of Fame and Sean Penn playing you on-screen? Those, too.

Now, Harvey Milk has a holiday of sorts to call his own. California will observe its first day of "special significance" Saturday honoring the slain gay rights leader on what would have been his 80th birthday.

It took two legislative tries and the 2008 movie "Milk" to help persuade Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign a bill last fall establishing May 22 as Harvey Milk Day. Memorial events are planned in 20 other states.

The California measure does not close state offices as an official holiday would but does encourages public schools to conduct activities commemorating the first openly gay man elected to public office in a major U.S. city.

Happy Harvey Milk Day!

Pace!

B

3 comments:

Keith Heimann said...

What a great blog! My partner and I are the Dads of two glorious daughters (7 and 10).

We look forward to ordering your book and visiting your blog often.

Bob0104byWas0104ham said...

Nice to meet you~!!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Brett Webb-Mitchell said...

Greetings!