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Sir Ian McKellen reads Harvey Milk’s Hope speech

Sir Ian McKellen has performed Harvey Milk’s Hope speech. Milk’s speech was first delivered on the steps of San Francisco City Hall and encouraging people to celebrate their differences and offering hope for the future. McKellen’s performance is one of several inspirations speeches that have been preformed by well known actors as part of a […]

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Harvey Milk Day: Breaking down the closet door for freedom

“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door” – Harvey Milk May 22nd marks a special day in the heart of the LGBTI+ community thanks to avid champions within our ranks, such as Daren I. Ball and the creator of When We Rise and Milk Dustin Lance Black, shedding […]

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Troye Sivan’s video for ‘Heaven’ highlights LGBT history

Troye Sivan’s video for ‘Heaven’ highlights LGBT history

Singer Troye Sivan has released the fourth single from his award winning Blue Neighbourhood album. Heaven features Australian singer Betty Who and the video for the tune highlights queer icons and relationships from days gone by. The back and white clip, that was directed by Luke Gilford, sees Sivan being embraced by a male friend while being […]

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Is the US Navy about to name a ship after Harvey Milk?

Is the US Navy about to name a ship after Harvey Milk?

Is the US Navy about to name a vessel after gay rights activist Harvey Milk? According to website USNI News moves are underway to name a Military Sealift Command fleet oiler ‘USNS Harvey Milk’. The website has obtained a Congressional notification signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus that strongly suggests the historic naming.   The US Navy […]

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Remembering Harvey Milk

Today is May 22nd, Harvey Milk Day – a time to remember the messages and work of the gay rights activist who was assassinated in 1978.  Here’s some quick facts related to the groundbreaking politician. Harvey Milk Day falls on the late activist’s birthday, today he would have been 86 years old. Milk was the […]

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Guy Pearce to play gay rights advocate Cleve Jones

Guy Pearce to play gay rights advocate Cleve Jones

Australian actor Guy Pearce is set to play LGBT rights activist Cleve Jones in a new US mini-series. Jones was an gay rights activist alongside Harvey Milk who also founded the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and led the A National March for Equality in the USA in 2009. ‘We Will Rise’ will be based on […]

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Ban Ki-Moon to be presented with Harvey Milk Medal

Ban Ki-Moon to be presented with Harvey Milk Medal

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 […]

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Stamp of Approval: Tom of Finland’s Provocative Stamps

Stamp of Approval: Tom of Finland’s Provocative Stamps

Last week the United States unveiled it’s stamp to commemorate queer leader Harvey Milk with an official stamp, now Finland has announced it’s honoring homoerotic artist Tom of Finland with a series of stamps showcasing his provocative work. Finland’s postal agency Itella Posti Oy will release three stamps in September honoring the work of the […]

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Gas Attack at Gay Club in Moscow

Gas Attack at Gay Club in Moscow

Gas Attack on Gay Nightclub A gay nightclub in Moscow was attacked with gas on Saturday November 23. It’s the fourth attack on the club since the country introduced it’s law against gay propaganda earlier this year. It’s been reported that Central Station club in the nation’s capital was attacked with a poisonous gas that […]

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Happy Harvey Milk Day

Happy Harvey Milk Day

Today stands as Harvey Milk Day, a day where internationally we celebrate one of the first pioneers of LGBTI rights stemming from the US. Milk has received worldwide acclaim for his brief time in politics; he became the first openly gay man to be elected into public office, in 1977 he won a seat on […]

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