Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Harvey Milk Day

Today would have been Harvey's 79th birthday.

It's Harvey Milk Day to me, even if our Governor did veto last year's bill that would have made it official, claiming Milk had only local significance.

Arnold has another chance. He can sign the Harvey Milk Day legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno and sponsored by Equality California and make Harvey’s 80th birthday (and every May 22 thereafter) a day of effing significance in the State of California.

If you live in CA, please tell the Governor Harvey Milk matters.

(Pictured L to R: Artie Schiller, Leo Piscopo, Leo's girlfriend, Harvey Milk, John Nirmaier and John's girlfriend Anne Subiondo. Courtesy of

You saw the movie, right? Seethemovie.


  1. Thanks for posting this, ESB. I feel very strongly about this issue in California even though I'm not a Californian nor an American.

  2. Signing it now. And yes, thatmoviewasamazing!

  3. Don't live in Cali but I just wanted to throw some support your way. Great post!

  4. Oh confusion! While the film did show here (at a couple of theatres) (and I do mean to see it when it comes out on DVD), there is a brand of milk and orange juice that is local to my state called Harvey. So Harvey Milk is like... a brand of milk. And when I read the title I was all "Harvey milk day? How do you know about Harvey milk? And it's not even that great! Why does it need a special day?" *facepalm*

  5. What an amazing movie and courageous, inspiration man! Thanks for the head's up - just signed - and I'm feeling slightly better about the CA political landscape.