Ban Ki-Moon to be presented with Harvey Milk Medal

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The Harvey Milk Foundation have announced they are recognising United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s contribution to LGBT rights by bestowing him the Harvey Milk Medal.

“Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is receiving the Harvey Milk Honors Medal due to his unparalleled and unequivocal support of LGBT inclusive human rights across the globe,” says Stuart Milk, co-founder and nephew to Harvey Milk, “The Secretary General created the UN’s Free and Equal Campaign, which goes to the heart of the visibility issue for LGBT people around the world. That was my uncle’s core message four decades ago and it is the same message still needed today.”

The award happens to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the United Nations this year. Secretary General Ban will be joining Bishop Desmond Tutu, Melissa Etheridge, Barbara Roberts and others in the pantheon of Harvey Milk medallists.

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