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Christians, Texans, Hollywood and the Postal Service come together to celebrate Harvey Milk Day

Christians, Texans, Hollywood and the Postal Service come together to celebrate Harvey Milk Day

DALLAS, May 22 (UPI) --Midwest churches, southern cities and the U.S. postal service are among many celebrating May 22 as Harvey Milk Day.
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White House to hold ceremony dedicating postage stamp to Harvey Milk

White House to hold ceremony dedicating postage stamp to Harvey Milk

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) --The White House, the USPS, and the Harvey Milk Foundation will hold a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony to celebrate the Harvey Milk forever postage stamp.
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Postal Service honors Earth Day, Harvey Milk with new stamps

Postal Service honors Earth Day, Harvey Milk with new stamps

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday with the first sales of a stamp honoring government climate change research.
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Apple founder Steve Jobs up for commemorative postage stamp

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The face of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may be before the public next year, appearing on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp, the Washington Post reported.
Neil Patrick Harris to introduce 'Milk' screening

Neil Patrick Harris to introduce 'Milk' screening

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Actor and gay-rights advocate Neil Patrick Harris is to introduce a television broadcast of the Harvey Milk bio-picture "Milk," USA Network announced.

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Assault weapons ban passes committee

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved a bill on a party-line vote that would ban nearly 160 specific military-style assault weapons.

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'A Christmas Story' listed on National Film Registry ... Queen invites Kate's parents for Christmas ... Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman 2' to open Dec. 20, 2013 ... Bruno Mars' 'Locked Out of Heaven' tops U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
'A Christmas Story' listed on National Film Registry

'A Christmas Story' listed on National Film Registry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- "A League of Their Own," "A Christmas Story," "The Matrix," "Dirty Harry" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin" were added to the U.S. National Film Registry in 2012.

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Gay museum opens doors in San Francisco

Gay museum opens doors in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The first gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history museum in the United States is opening its doors to the public in San Francisco.

Calif. will recognize same-sex marriages

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill requiring California to recognize marriages performed in states where same-sex marriage is legal, his office said.

Gov urged to approve Harvey Milk Day

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Gay activists are urging California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign a bill establishing a state holiday honoring Harvey Milk.

School apologizes for ban on Milk report

RAMONA, Calif., June 11 (UPI) -- Officials in a San Diego-area school have apologized to a girl who had to give a report about gay activist Harvey Milk during lunch instead of in class.
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Stuart Milk accepts the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded to his deceased uncle Harvey Milk, from President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington on August 12, 2009. UPI/Gary Fabiano/Pool
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Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Politics and gay activism were not his early interests; he was not open about his homosexuality and did not participate in civic matters until around the age of 40, after his experiences in the counterculture of the 1960s.

Milk moved from New York City to settle in San Francisco in 1972 amid a migration of gay men to the Castro District. He took advantage of the growing political and economic power of the neighborhood to promote his interests, and ran unsuccessfully for political office three times. His theatrical campaigns earned him increasing popularity, and Milk won a seat as a city supervisor in 1977, part of the broader social changes the city was experiencing.

Milk served 11 months in office and was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city. On November 27, 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back. Milk's election was made possible by and was a key component of a shift in San Francisco politics. The assassinations and the ensuing events were the result of continuing ideological conflicts in the city.

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