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A Week In Reflection

butterfly_wide-991dfa8cf75b175681c5636790d9e1a061d0b412-s18-c85I 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

Preorder available for Harvey Milk Forever Stamps!

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Earlier this month the Harvey Milk Forever stamp was revealed, and now it is available for preorder from the United States Postal Service! The stamp officially goes on sale May 22.

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.

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Wentworth Miller comes out and takes stand on Russian proganda law

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.

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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.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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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.

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Harvey Milk International Airport is a no-go.

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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.

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SFO to be renamed after Harvey Milk?

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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.”

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