Equality California

Harvey Milk Day


On May 22, California will honor Harvey Milk – one of the nation’s first openly LGBT elected officials – for his courageous leadership. Where will you be on that day?

At a time when society forced many to lead closeted lives, Harvey Milk dared to hope for a time when LGBT people could live openly, freely, equally. In 2009, EQCA sponsored a bill authored by Senator Mark Leno to create Harvey Milk Day in honor of Milk’s legacy.

Milk insisted that the only way we will gain true equality is for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and allies to share their stories. Join EQCA and our coalition partners across the state to celebrate the first annual Harvey Milk Day, by sharing your story to change hearts and minds and by joining us at an event in your area.

EQCA Celebrations

Join Harvey’s nephew, Stuart Milk and special guests to raise critical funds to elect LGBT candidates and our allies to office at celebrations across the state.

May 15
At the California Museum
West Hollywood
May 20
At Bite Bistro
Palm Springs
May 21

At the Hilton Palm Springs

Learn More About Harvey Milk


Feature Film, 2008
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The Times of Harvey Milk
Documentary, 1984
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  • Harvey Milk in front of his Castro Street Camera Store, circa 1977. Photo courtesy of Daniel Nicoletta.

    "You Got to Give Them Hope"