Harvey Milk Day - May 22nd

  • metta

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    May 15, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    http://www.harveymilkday.com

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    Harvey Milk Anthem - "I Have Tasted Freedom"






    LYRICS:

    Blown away, nothing like before
    Leaving behind the open door
    Gone away, don't know what's in store
    This is what I've been waiting for
    On the unknown path, I'm never looking back
    Through the mountain pass, I'm never heading back
    I have tasted freedom

    Every year, nothing can compare
    Even in times we ache and bleed
    Never fear, we can make it there
    Even at first we don't succeed
    If it turns unfair, I won't be running back
    If it rings despair, I'm never heading back
    I have tasted freedom

    Here we are, all together now
    No matter how far we have to go
    I can see, it will get better now
    We gotta give everybody hope
    Let the whole world know, there is no going back
    Let the whole world know, I never headed back
    I have tasted freedom
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    May 15, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    yourname8000 saidMe and the BF just watched MILK (Sean Penn; James Franco) and loved it. Made me think that a lot of guys who have questions about equal rights for us, and the importance of coming out, should sit their asses down and watch it.

    Good movie commemorating several important events in gay history.
    The 'posse cant discuss this man.. he was a "liberal", therefore the 'enemy'!

    RIP Mr Milk!
  • BardBear

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    May 15, 2012 9:56 AM GMT
    He also impressed me that he, a bit late in life, was fed up with what he saw and instead of protesting-got up and ran for offices and joined part of the political process to affect change in the world.

    He was a good man that proved, with the right gumption, we can do wonders.

    Peace,
    Bardy
  • metta

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    May 18, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    Conservative group targets 'Harvey Milk Day'


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  • metta

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    May 22, 2012 3:01 PM GMT

    "Once a Republican, Harvey Milk embraced the radical gay movement of the mid-70s in San Francisco."
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    "Harvey Milk and SF Mayor George Moscone helped create a powerful political coalition that brought together the LGBT community, labor unions, immigrants, feminists, environmentalists, senior and youth advocates and racial minorities."

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    May 22, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
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  • metta

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    May 22, 2012 3:04 PM GMT

    Happy birthday, Harvey Milk – he would have been 82 years old today


    http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/2012/05/22/happy-birthday-harvey-milk-he-would-have-been-82-years-old-today/
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    May 22, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    Thank you, Mr. Milk. Humanity owes you a lot.
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    May 22, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
    MILK was a really good film.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1013753/
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    May 22, 2012 4:54 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    "Once a Republican, Harvey Milk embraced the radical gay movement of the mid-70s in San Francisco."
    532872_10150906618167042_722712041_97676

    "Harvey Milk and SF Mayor George Moscone helped create a powerful political coalition that brought together the LGBT community, labor unions, immigrants, feminists, environmentalists, senior and youth advocates and racial minorities."

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    I LOVE Harvey Milk!!! One of my Heroes!!!
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    May 22, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    Totally cried watching Milk.

    Happy Milk Day! Thank you Harvey!
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    May 22, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    metta8 saidConservative group targets 'Harvey Milk Day'


    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nbc-news/47462562/#47462562


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    May 22, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    God bless his memory and that of Mayor Moscone, a straight ally and a champion of equality for all.
  • KissTheSky

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    May 23, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    Harvey Milk is a modern-day American hero!
    A great man who helped change the world.
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    May 23, 2012 7:06 AM GMT
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  • MikemikeMike

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    May 23, 2012 7:16 AM GMT
    It's amazing how many men had no idea who he was until the movie came out. Then on the RJ role model thread many listed him. Quite a few of them are about as brilliant as a small appliance bulb.icon_lol.gificon_idea.gif
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  • metta

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    May 31, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    Delivery of Petition to Ag Museum (Harvey Milk Day)





    Delivery of a petition to the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in honor of Harvey Milk Day in Jackson, Mississippi. Filmed and edited by Brandon Toy. Here is the petition:

    http://www.change.org/petitions/the-governor-of-ms-allow-gay-couple-to-hold-a-wedding-commitment-ceremony-on-state-grounds