On November 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated in their City Hall offices by former Supervisor Dan White. White, who had resigned his office, failed in his attempt to convince Mayor Moscone to reappoint him. After it became clear to White that Moscone, after pressure from Milk and others, would refuse, he entered the building and shot the Mayor, then walked to Milk’s office and shot him.
The infamous “Twinkie Defense” sprang from White’s attempt to establish diminished capacity in his defense.
I have to say, it’s been quite a week. We’ve had “National Coming Out Day”, and”Spirit Day”, plus being October, it’s still National Bullying Prevention Month and LGBT History Month. We’ve had a major religion still arguing about how to even talk about “them persons”, and plus another state has it’s same-sex marriage ban overturned. Yet, deep inside, all I can think about, is how all these, lead to and have grown from one thing…being Out. Continue reading →
I know what you’re thinking, “Cool, but stamps? I have no use for stamps.” Well you know how you felt receiving an email back in the early 90’s? Well that’s how people feel today receiving letters! Did you interview fora job recently? Use a Harvey Milk Forever Stamp to send a thank you card! Potential employers love thank you cards.
Hunky and sexy Wentworth Miller (formerly of Prison Break) came out of the closet and took a stand against Russian hate and discrimination in a letter to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival.
Miller disclosed he was gay and used that as his rationale to decline an invitation to attend the festival. Miller cited the political climate and recent law targeting gays and lesbian as his reason to stay away.
I just watched the most compelling 60 minutes segment on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and all the fascinating work they are doing all over the world. I’m literally speechless. I’ve been very aware of Bill Gates and his move from Corporate America to the altruistic work he’s been doing to conquer treatable sickness and disease in third world counties. This updated 60 Minutes piece I watched just jarred me all over again.