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  • Father of the LGBT rainbow flag dead at 65

    03/31/2017 9:17:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    WMC Action news ^ | Nicole Harris
    WLOX - Nearly 40 years after he created the multi-color symbol of the LGBT movement, Gilbert Baker died Friday at the age of 65. Details about his death are unknown at this time, but friends say Baker died in his sleep. News of the man known as the father of the rainbow flag spread on social media. My dearest friend in the world is gone. Gilbert Baker gave the world the Rainbow Flag; he gave me forty years of love and friendship. pic.twitter.com/titd3XZ0zD — Cleve Jones (@CleveJones1) March 31, 2017 According to his website, the first flag - which was...
  • Navy secretary defends his unusual picks for ship names

    09/14/2016 6:12:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2016 | Jennifer Mcdermott
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has raised a few eyebrows with some of the names he has picked for naval ships. Why, critics questioned, would he name a ship in honor of the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk or after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when there are plenty of military heroes to choose from?
  • The “Gay” Community’s Silence On Its Own Child Molesters Is Deafening

    08/02/2016 3:42:37 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 45 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | August 2, 2016 | Benny Huang
    The "queering" of the armed forces took a giant leap forward last week with the announcement of a new ship being named in honor of Harvey Milk, a Navy veteran and the first openly homosexual elected official in California. The Village People are reportedly thrilled. Milk, who was a city supervisor in San Francisco until his 1978 murder, is perhaps best known for his fight against the Briggs Initiative, a statewide ballot question that would have banned openly homosexual teachers from public schools. Governor Ronald Reagan, to his discredit, opposed the measure and it failed by a wide margin. Milk,...
  • Navy to name ship after 'gay' child molester

    07/30/2016 9:30:19 AM PDT · by Woodland · 39 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    Attention on the poop deck. It seems our “first gay president” intends to “milk,” with pride, his fetish for all things “LGBT” in the closing months (mercifully) of his catastrophic presidency. USNI News (U.S. Naval Institute) reports that the Obama Navy presumes to ram, without consent, the most reprehensible aspects of the extremist homosexual political agenda down the throats of a divided American public. “The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a congressional notification obtained by USNI News. “The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary...
  • Obama to Name Navy Ship After Child Molester

    07/29/2016 11:11:22 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 47 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 29, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    This is what Obama thinks of the military. This is what he thinks of children. This is what he thinks of us. As J.E. Dyer reports, Obama will be naming a Naval vessel after Harvey Milk... The U.S. Naval Institute reports that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will be naming a Military Sealift Command support ship after slain San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, a 1970s crusader for gay issues. The ship class is the John Lewis class “fleet oiler,” and USNS Harvey Milk will be T-AO-206, the second unit of the class. In company with Milk and John...
  • Navy to Name Ship After Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk

    07/28/2016 6:02:26 PM PDT · by Salman · 108 replies
    USNI News ^ | July 28, 2016 | Sam LaGrone
    The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News. The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206). The ship would be the second of the John Lewis-class oilers being built by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, Calif.
  • Navy to Name Ship After Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk

    07/28/2016 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 161 replies
    USNI ^ | 7/27/16
    The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News.
  • LGBT history lessons heading for California classrooms

    07/14/2016 9:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2016 7:30 PM EDT | Lisa Leff
    In second grade, California students will learn about families with two moms or two dads. Two years later, while studying how immigrants have shaped the Golden State, they will hear how New York native Harvey Milk became a pioneering gay politician in San Francisco. The State Board of Education unanimously approved those changes in classroom instruction Thursday to comply with the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay Americans and LGBT rights milestones in history classes. The updates are part of a broader overhaul of California’s history and social science curriculum. During four hours of public testimony,...
  • In conservative Utah, naming road for gay leader stands out

    04/19/2016 11:57:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle / AP ^ | 4/19/16 | Lindsay Whitehurst
    A proposal to name a street after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk is the latest display of Salt Lake City standing out as a blue dot in a deep-red state where the prevailing Mormon faith still has a fraught relationship with the LGBT community. Utah's capital city recently elected its first openly gay mayor and its second sitting gay councilman, creating an increasingly friendly atmosphere for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The conservative religion's tone on gay issues has softened in recent years, but it still...
  • Tylenol Commercial Applauds ‘Gay Families’

    06/13/2015 11:49:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 50 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | 06/13/2015 | Paul Bois
    HuffPost Gay Voices did their usual happy dance Thursday over a new Tylenol commercial that prominently featured gay and lesbian couples alongside real families and real couples. Part of their new #HowWeFamily campaign, which supposedly "aims to celebrate the diversity of modern families," the commercial features a lesbian couple posing for a prom photo and two homosexual men posing as fathers while holding a baby. "When did you first fight to be considered a family?" a voiceover asks. "When you fell in love? When you got married? When you had kids? Family isn't defined by who you love, but how."...
  • Obama: ‘We’re The Gay Americans Whose Blood Ran in the Streets of San Francisco’

    03/08/2015 5:00:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 113 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 8, 2015 - 11:23 AM
    From President Barack Obama’s speech yesterday in Selma, Ala., celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches:[…] We’re the firefighters who rushed into those buildings on 9/11, the volunteers who signed up to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq. We’re the gay Americans whose blood ran in the streets of San Francisco and New York, just as blood ran down this bridge. (Applause.) […] That’s what America is. Not stock photos or airbrushed history, or feeble attempts to define some of us as more American than others. (Applause.) …
  • Schools failing to teach gay, lesbian history

    10/19/2014 9:34:50 PM PDT · by rey · 46 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | October 19, 2014 | MATT BROWN
    California public schools do an inadequate job of teaching students about gay and lesbian history, despite a 2011 law that requires schools to teach such lessons, according to a national panel of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history scholars led by a Sonoma State University professor.
  • Anti-gay group calls for boycott of Harvey Milk stamp

    06/01/2014 8:52:31 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 29, 2014 | Emma Margolin
    Calling slain civil rights hero Harvey Milk a “predator” on its website this week, the fundamentalist Christian group American Family Association (AFA) urged members to refuse any mail postmarked with a recently-released commemorative stamp featuring the late San Francisco supervisor. “Harvey Milk was a very disreputable man and used his charm and power to prey on young boys with emotional problems and drug addiction,” reads the AFA’s press release. “He is the last person we should be featuring on a stamp.”
  • A drag queen was behind USPS Harvey Milk stamp

    05/31/2014 11:18:06 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 28 replies
    AFA ^ | 5/27/14 | AFA
    With last week's release of the Harvey Milk postage stamp by the United States Postal Service, AFA wants you to know the truth behind it. The Harvey Milk stamp was a result of seven years of lobbying by a self-described drag queen (a biologi cal man with implanted breasts) and former transsexual prostitute Nicole Murray Ramirez of San Diego.
  • On Harvey Milk Day, San Franciscans Rush To Buy USPS Stamp Of Slain Gay Rights Leader

    05/22/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 22, 2014
    Long lines have formed in front of a U.S. Post Office in San Francisco’s Castro District this morning as supporters of assassinated city Supervisor Harvey Milk rush to get a stamp dedicated to the gay rights leader, a postal service spokesman said. The stamp with Milk’s laughing face, name and a small strip of the rainbow flag, first became available this morning at post offices throughout San Francisco and nationwide. Gay civil rights activist Cleve Jones is at the Castro District post office, located at 4304 18th St., along with filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the 2008 movie about...
  • Don’t buy the Harvey Milk stamp (He hated sexual boundaries)

    05/01/2014 6:53:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Milk (on right) The following comes from an Apr. 23 message from SaveCalifornia.com.With the U.S. Postal Service unveiling a postage stamp honoring homosexual activist Harvey Milk, a leading pro-family organization is urging everyone who supports the protection of children to avoid this shameful stamp.“Harvey Milk was a very dishonorable man — a sexual anarchist who hated sexual boundaries, a homosexual predator of teens and boyish-looking young men, and a brazen attacker of moral standards and parental rights,” said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, which promotes moral virtues for the common good. (Harvey Milk documentation from The Mayor of Castro Street:...
  • Harvey Milk honored with stamp; Crowds line up outside of Castro post office

    05/23/2014 6:22:24 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 59 replies
    Daily Digest News ^ | 05-23-2014 | Ed Stevens
    According to a report from the BBC, gay rights activist Harvey Milk has been honored on a new U.S. postage stamp. The stamp was unveiled at the White House on Thursday. In a description of the stamp, the U.S. Postal Service says that Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, making him one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Tragically, his career in public office was cut short when he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated. The photo featured on the stamp is one of Milk taken in...
  • Harvey Milk stamp's debut celebrated in S.F., D.C.

    05/22/2014 8:20:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 22, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead and Kurtis Alexander
    Washington -- - U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin looked out at the crowd of politicians, federal officials and gay activists who had been invited to the White House on what would have been Harvey Milk's 84th birthday.
  • NYC's Harvey Milk High School for LGBT Students Struggles to Maintain Enrollment Numbers

    01/02/2014 3:53:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2013 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A New York City academic institution that gained headlines 10 years ago for being the first LGBT-centered public school has been struggling to maintain enrollment expectations. Harvey Milk High School of Manhattan, a small transfer school that became a fully accredited public school in 2003, was expected upon its opening to enroll 100 students. Despite initially making and passing that enrollment goal for its first academic year, subsequent enrollment years have seen numbers fall below the 100-student mark. According to data found at iteach.org, by 2005 the number of students at Harvey Milk High dropped to 83, and by 2006...
  • Sexual Predator Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp

    12/03/2013 1:53:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/29/2013 | Matt Barber
    Benjamin Franklin famously quipped, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Franklin evidently failed to envisage today’s postmodern left. For the conservative, there exists at least one other certainty, and it is this: The degree to which “progressives” attack you corresponds precisely to the degree with which you challenge any among their assorted, distorted and sordid sacred cows. What would you call a 33-year-old man who both had and axiomatically acted upon a deviant sexual appetite for underage, drug-addicted, runaway boys? (No, not Jerry Sandusky.) What would you call a man of whom,...