Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill honoring slain gay civil rights pioneer Harvey Milk by marking his birthday.
The bill, authored by Assemblymember Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) would have set aside May 22 as Harvey Milk Day, designating it as a ‘day of special significance” in California.
It passed the legislature with little difficulty, but the governor in vetoing the bill said that, while he respected the measure’s intent, he thinks Milk’s “contributions should continue to be recognized at the local level.”
May 22 is Milk’s birth date. He would have been 78 this year.
Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 and shot to death a year later, along with Mayor George Moscone, by fellow supervisor Dan White.
Read the full story from 365gay.com.
Some 70 percent of the victims of an HIV housing crisis have had their situation stabilized, but the search continues for some 50 people who have been unreachable. READ MORE »
Atlanta comic and show runner Ian Aber is closing in on a decade in stand-up comedy, talking about what he knows best — being queer and feeling like an outsider. READ MORE »
When David Holland and Reed Gilbert started powerlifting together in spring 2017, they realized there was a void in LGBTQ Atlanta: There was no known club for queer lifters. READ MORE »
The family of Scott “Scout” Schultz filed a wrongful death suit against Georgia Tech two years after campus police shot and killed the LGBTQ student. READ MORE »
With your weekend always in view, the Queer Agenda calendar always knows how LGBTQ events are shaping up this Friday through Sunday. READ MORE »