This is some exciting news that Queer Landia has been following for quite some time. The Harvey Milk Stamp has been a long time coming (2009), and thanks to Linn Stamp News, the official look of the stamp has been released!
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.
Inside San Francisco’s City Hall, beautiful!
There is good news and bad news, so here’s the bad news first. A little while ago it looked like smooth-sailing to rename the San Francisco International Airport the Harvey Milk International Airport. Bad news is Supervisor David Campos caved decided not to pursue that idea once a few politicians some of the pubic opposed the project.
The good news is Campos plans to introduce an ordinance that will establish a committee who will recommend which of SFO’s four terminals will be named after Harvey Milk.
The most powerful minute you’ll spend today.
Today San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is proposing legislature that if passed, would put renaming the San Francisco International Airport after Harvey Milk to a vote in November. It looks like it will pass, Campos needs the support of five more supervisors, and already had four as of Monday.
“There are already a number of things honoring Harvey Milk, including schools, but nothing of this national and international scale,” said Campos. “It’s time to send a message that members of the LGBT community are treated with dignity and respect. … In places all over the world, including Europe and Asia, people of all walks of life look up to Harvey Milk.”