Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk: in his own words

Jul 23, 2015

Just as the June 2015 U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality decision changed consciousness, so did Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected politician in America.  

An Archive Of Hope: Harvey Milk's Own Words

Jun 29, 2015

To commemorate Independence Day and the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in favor of marriage equality, Out in the Bay is honoring the Martin Luther King, Jr. of the gay rights movement, Harvey Milk.

Strolling through history on LGBT walk of fame

Oct 2, 2014

  

As preparations for Sunday's Castro Street Fair wind up, 20 bronze sidewalk plaques are in place to guide pedestrians on a stroll through queer history. The Rainbow Honor Walk is a growing monument along the streets of San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood honoring LGBT pioneers. Rainbow Honor Walk co-founder David Perry is Eric Jansen's guest on Out in the Bay, 7pm Thursday. We’ll also hear Steven Short's feature on “The Queer Past Becomes Present,” an exhibit now up at the GLBT History Museum on 18th Street, also in the Castro.

Harvey Milk Celebrated

May 20, 2014

Thursday, May 22nd is the debut of the Harvey Milk postage stamp.  "Out In The Bay's" Marilyn Pittman talks with James Black and Charles Morris, the authors of  "An Archive of Hope,"  a collection of Harvey Milk's speeches, columns, and campaign materials. Hear about Harvey's passion for government by the people and his campaign motto: "You gotta give 'em hope." Thursday, May 22nd, at 7pm right after "Fresh Air.  (originally aired October 13, 2013)

Out In The Bay 7/11/13

Jul 11, 2013

"An Archive Of Hope"--a collection of Harvey Milk's letters, speeches, columns.

Out In The Bay 7/4/13

Jul 4, 2013

Rainbow flag discussion

Tom Eure/Harvey Milk Archives, Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library

Harvey Milk in His Own Words, and Why Dan White Killed Milk and Mayor George Moscone.  On tonight's call-in edition of Out in the Bay, meet journalist Mike Weiss and publisher Vince Emery. Weiss' book Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone & Harvey Milk is a gripping account of why Dan White did it and a riveting look at the modern history of San Francisco politics.

The rainbow flag flying over the Castro District is symbolic of the gay community. But back in Harvey Milk’s day, San Francisco was not as gay-friendly. Consider the words of Milk’s speechwriter, Frank Robinson, from a promo for the film 2008 Milk: “When he came to town, there were a lot of gays living in town but there was no such thing as a gay community per se. People were friends of the community who would be your friends until you got between a rock and a hard place, and then they didn’t know you.”