Posts Tagged ‘Harvey Milk’

The Class of 2008 – All Four New Supervisors Address Harvey Milk Club PAC Members

Friday, December 4th, 2009

San Francisco Supervisors David Campos, David Chiu, John Avalos and Eric Mar all addressed members of the Harvey Milk Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club the other night at the LGBT Center on Market Street. 

The freshmen emphasised the importance of adding progressive women to their group, and they just might get that from Districts 6 and 10 after the November elections next year.  

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Linda Post was there - read about her take over at San Francisco FYI net.

Star of Bethlehem Fails to Appear Atop Civic Center’s Giant Christmas Tree 2009

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Our 2007 Civic Center Christmas / Holiday tree had a big Star of Bethlehem on top all the way through the season.

Our 2008 tree had a star that came and went.

And now, our 2009 tree has no star at all. Oh well. Looks a little plain now, huh?

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Speaking of plain, take note of the Great Gravel Plain of Civic Center – it’s what we get this year instead of grass or a Victory Garden the way we had last year.

Oh well.

If you like holiday trees, head to City Hall, where Rita Moreno (ask about her Grammy, Oscar, Emmy,and Tony) will star at the Rainbow World Fund Tree of Hope 2009 lighting celebration.

“Come to the tree lighting celebrationat City Hall with Mayor Gavin Newsom. Join us as we gather wishes and hopes for the future of our global community and give them wings. The event takes place on the rotunda inside San Francisco City Hall and features a concert by the San Francisco Boys Chous, Veronica Klaus and more. Free beverages and light refreshments.

 

  • 5:30 pm – Concert by the San Francisco Boys Chorus
  • 6:00 pm – Tree lighting celebration – Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk, will deliver a message of hope Presentations by actresses Rita Moreno, Sharon Gless and Yasumasa Nagamine, the Consul General of Japan.
  • 6:30 pm – Veronica Klaus will perform at a party to follow till 8:00 pm.

Send a wish to the Rainbow World Fund and they’ll turn it into an origami crane which they’ll add to the tree.

See you there.

The 31st Annual Ceremony and March for Harvey Milk and George Moscone

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

This is how it looked last night in the Castro:

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Ceremony and Candlelight March for Harvey Milk and George Moscone Tonight at 6:00 PM

Friday, November 27th, 2009

There will be a ceremony and candlelight march to honor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone tonight at the intersection of 17th Street and Market. See the Harvey Milk Club’s website for the latest.

From club president Rafael Mandelman:

“Hope you had an excellent Thanksgiving. Just wanted to remind you that today is the 31st anniversary of the assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone. Please join us tonight at 6 PM at the Castro Muni Stop for a ceremony to commemorate their lives and legacies, followed by a candlelit march.”

It’ll be ‘neath the largest gay pride flag in the world, right here:

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See you there.

Harvey Milk Club Endorses Debra Walker, Rafael Mandelman and Michael Goldstein for 2010

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Democratic Club had an endorsement election down at the Women’s Building in the Mission District last night. Here’s the upshot, via the Twitter:

Harvey Milk Dems have endorsed Mandelman in D8, Walker in D6 and Goldstein for College Board. Many thanks to all of you who turned out!”

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Get up to speed on the elections next month and next year over at the Usual Suspects.

And oh look, Rafael just made the Hot 40 Under 20 Hot 20 Under 40 list at 7×7 magazine. As seen in Duboce Park:

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The 2010 election is only 370 days away, so keep these endorsements in mind over the coming days and months…

The Bay Area has Arrived – A New Blog from the New York Times is Here

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Well it’s here. The Bay Area blog from the New York Times is finally here, along with a new Bay Area Edition for the newspaper. And, like some other famous New Yorkites (such as Harvey Milk, Bill Graham and Senator Carole Migden), the NYT has offended the locals of San Francisco upon arrival. Oh well.

Let’s welcome this new blog with open arms. Give us More I say. Hang those who talk of less

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Meet your New Writers here. They include:

Felicity Barringer

Jesse McKinley

Gerry Shih

Michelle Quinn

Malia Wollan

All right. Expect good things.

Bon courage, TBA!

The Famous Harvey Milk Kite is Back in Civic Center Airspace

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Now I say famous because, apparently, I’m the last person in town to see this thing. (And actually, I thought it was a Barack Obama kite at first, so oh well.)

Irregardless, it was an arresting sight.

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And here’s the pilot in front of City Hall, right where they filmed that Sean Penn movie:

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Sail on Harvey, sail on…

Was Harvey Milk Discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1955 for Being Gay?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

That’s what they’re saying at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago. Here’s what they’re pointing to:

“Pat – Don’t say or do anything. I’ve been turned in by Johnny Teynel and Marty ‘Kid’ (illegible) and a third party – Harvey

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Is this proof positive?

You Make The Call.

Refurbished Harvey Milk Center for Recreational Arts Open for Business

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

The Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Building at 50 Scott Street in Duboce Park had quite the grand opening kickoff yesterday morning. Read all about it at Linda Post’s SF FYI.NET.

“City Parks general manager Jared Blumenfeld thought the late supervisor Harvey Milk would be very proud of the voter-approved two-year project. ‘It’s got recording studios, it’s got darkrooms. Just beautiful, light spaces, community rooms,’ Blumenfeld said. ‘It’s really architecturally stunning.’”

The American Dream starts with the neighborhoods” - as recorded by Laura Spanjian, Assistant General Manager for External Affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

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San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services liaison to District 8 Alex Randolph, and Jared Blumenfeld

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Milk speechwriter Frank Robinson:

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Now that the ribbon’s been cut, let’s take a look inside:

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That’ll do.

See you there!

Harvey Milk Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club Announces Election Results

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

It was democracy in action last night at the Harvey Milk Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Democratic Club annual election in San Francisco’s Women’s Building (“A Home of Our Own”) on 3543 18th Street in the Mission district.

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After a bit of requisite contentiousnousness involving President Rafael Mandleman’s expected milk run for District 8 Supervisor next year, the 2009 election results for the Harvey Milk Club are:

Rafael Mandelman, President
Donna Linden, Vice President for Internal Affairs
Hale Thompson, Vice President for External Affairs
Bobbi Lopez, Vice President for Political Affairs
Michael Lee, Eboard Internal
Kimberly Alvarenga, Eboard Political
Catherine Cusic, Eboard Events and Fundraising

Kirby Ramstad, Eboard Organizing
Margot Reed, Eboard Outreach
Patricia West, Eboard Outreach

Stephany Ashley, Recorder
Paul Hogarth, Correspondent
Bruce Wolfe, Treasurer

Congratulations!