NOV 27th, SAN FRANCISCO: 35th Anniversary Memorial Candlelight Vigil and March for Harvey Milk and George Moscone

  • metta

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    Nov 16, 2013 9:11 AM GMT
    35th Anniversary Memorial Candlelight Vigil and March for Harvey Milk and George Moscone

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013
    Time 7:00pm

    https://www.facebook.com/harveymilkphotocenter?rf=152260744801596

    Harvey and George were the brightest beacons of hope for San Francisco’s disenfranchised and displaced. But more than that, they represented the spirit of San Francisco, a city for anyone and everyone, welcoming to all, affordable to all, with justice for all. 35 years later, the time has come again for us to gather, one and all, to remember Harvey and George. More importantly, the time has come to make their vision of a city of hope come alive. Now more than ever, we have to give each other hope.


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    Nov 27, 2013 8:13 PM GMT
    Remembrance & Vigil for Harvey Milk: 35 Years of Hope

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    Nov 27, 2013 8:20 PM GMT
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    Nov 27, 2013 9:01 PM GMT
    It reminds me of how us Homosexuals of Melbourne used to look up to gay CA as being progressive, and us Aussie homosexuals had a long way to go. When I came out onto the gay scene in 1979 it was still a crime to be a homosexual and gay clubs were raided. Homosexuality was also classed as a mental health issue to. Two things I was able to help decriminalize, and take off the mental health act, at the start of the 1980s.

    But the coin has now flipped and we now in my city have surpassed CA, and have a higher stranded of living as homosexuals than we did in the 1960s/70s/80s. The Gay Plague Era of the 1980s was to set us backwards on our march forward. But we have now surpassed CA; and no longer look at CA as being progressive as we once did; or prop 8 would never of passed.
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    Nov 27, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    ^^

    dude you clearly have insecurity issues with your constant attempts at one upsmanship; it reeks of desperation and it's unbecoming
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    Nov 27, 2013 9:10 PM GMT
    when i was somthing like 16 ,i remember i saw a picture in the back page of a newspapar here in israel, it was titled''love in san francisco'' and there was two men sitting on a cement fence,kissing, it was 1982 and i thought to myself, for the first time,how beautiful it looks and how natural , somthing that wasent natural or considerd beautiful in israel of thouse days.
    i am so greatfull for that pic and for thouse brave american gay pioneers, who led the way to all of us.
    thank you Harvey Milk and thank you all gay americans, for making our life better.
    long live the united states of america!long live the gay community of san francisco!
    dani
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    Nov 27, 2013 9:58 PM GMT
    somersault said^^

    dude you clearly have insecurity issues with your constant attempts at one upsmanship; it reeks of desperation and it's unbecoming


    Coming from someone who was not even born, let alone out during this eraicon_rolleyes.gif But it's your right to interpret it how you wish, and too feel how ever you want; as is mine.

    In 1981 I was working with a homosexual George, who would be well into his 60s by now. George used to say to me as a 20 something year old, that it would be CA that will lead the way, and Australia would follow; as in gay rights. Sadly this never came to pass.

    I being out in the 1960s well remember all it took to be beat up, was to wear white socks, as only a poofter would wear white sock back then; how things have now changed in Australia, and I feel I have more rights as a homosexual than you Americans do. I also know I have more rights as a homosexual than a man does.

    I also recall when I first got involved working on the gay scene, that gay clubs were raided by police. Homosexuality was not yet decriminalized, and on the mental health act. So if you were a copper, or in the military they could sack you on the grounds of having mental health issues, and they did. I was to play a roll in helping one become decriminalized, and the other removed from the mental health act. yes I was once a gay activist that helped to bring about change.

    But I also worked though the Gay Plague Era, on the gay scene, standing by a community that so many had abandoned, and fled to safety, as it was not a safe time to be seen as a out homosexual, as we were all treated as if we had AIDS added to all the fear, and hate.

    I also recall in the movie: " And the band Played on", a scene in a court case were they wanted to close the bathhouses down to stop the spread of AIDS, and the gay liberals of SF were outraged that they wanted to take away some of their sexual liberty's, even if it meant saving lives Cock and sex before preserving life; then they wanted to blame Ronald Reagan for it all.

    Point is, I am now better off as a homosexual in Australia than I would be in America; CA.

    But if the Gay Plague Era never come to pass, and I never witnessed all the bad going on that I did; people putting enjoyment of cock before another life. I may well never of handed back my gay card in protest, and started to vote conservative for the better of Australia and it's people, and not my own selfish wants.

    Just trying to keep the truth alive and not have it replaced by people who were not even there, let alone alive. Sadly the truth is not always nice, and the gay community has a very dark past too; something many don't want the light of day to shine on, so history can be rewritten, like it was all President Reagan's fault.
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    Nov 27, 2013 10:18 PM GMT


    Milk was Jewish and I think it fitting that today is also the start of Chanukah.
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    Nov 28, 2013 2:16 AM GMT
    meninlove said

    Milk was Jewish and I think it fitting that today is also the start of Chanukah.


    It also coincides with Thanksgiving this year.

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    Nov 28, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
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    meninlove said

    Milk was Jewish and I think it fitting that today is also the start of Chanukah.


    It also coincides with Thanksgiving this year.

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    Such a holiday! At least turkeys can be Kosher - Mazel tov!
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    Nov 29, 2013 2:13 AM GMT
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    I Ponder was Harvey HIV+ when he was killed but did not know it. What would he of thought of Liberal SF gays non proactive reaction to HIV Aides during the Gay Plague Era; one would not be shocked if he was to hang his head in shame.
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    Dec 03, 2013 10:14 AM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie said
    metta8 said1461208_10153520213740648_1798299047_n.j


    I Ponder was Harvey HIV+ when he was killed but did not know it. What would he of thought of Liberal SF gays non proactive reaction to HIV Aides during the Gay Plague Era; one would not be shocked if he was to hang his head in shame.

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    Dec 03, 2013 11:09 AM GMT
    I got Snap Chats from Gam, they were nice. =]