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Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day is organized by the Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Foundation and celebrated each year held May 22 in memory of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist assassinated in 1978. Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
was a prominent gay activist during the twentieth century. He relentlessly ran for office for three times before becoming the first openly gay person elected into California
California
public office, where he acted as a city supervisor.[1] Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day came about as a day to remember and teach about Milk's life and his work to stop the discrimination against gays and lesbians.[2]

Contents

1 California
California
Day of Special
Special
Significance

1.1 Legislative history

2 See also

2.1 Other LGBT related topics 2.2 Other civil rights holidays

3 References 4 External links

California
California
Day of Special
Special
Significance[edit] In California, Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day is recognized by the state's government as a day of special significance for public schools.[3][4] The day was established by the California
California
legislature and signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
in 2009 after a series of petitions led by gay rights activist Daren I. Ball[5] and in the wake of the award-winning feature film Milk retracing Milk's life.[6][7][8] Legislative history[edit]

Session Short title Bill number Date introduced Assembly Senate Governor Status Lead Author Co-Authors Sponsor References

2007-2008 Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day AB 2567 February 22, 2008 Passed the Assembly 45-23 Passed in the Senate 22-13 Vetoed by the Governor on September 30, 2008 Died

Assembly Member Mark Leno

Senators Christine Kehoe, Sheila Kuehl, and Carole Migden Assembly Member John Laird Speaker Fabian Núñez

Equality California
Equality California
(EQCA) [9]

2009-2010 Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day SB 572 February 27, 2009 Passed the Assembly 45-27 Passed in the Senate 25-12 Signed into Law by the Governor on October 11, 2009 Passed

Senator Mark Leno

Senator Christine Kehoe Assembly Members Tom Ammiano
Tom Ammiano
and John A. Pérez

Equality California
Equality California
(EQCA) [10]

See also[edit]

San Francisco Bay Area portal LGBT portal Biography portal

Public holidays in the United States Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
High School

Other LGBT related topics[edit]

National Coming Out Day Same-sex marriage in the United States

Other civil rights holidays[edit]

Malcolm X Day, celebrated just three days earlier on May 19 Susan B. Anthony Day Rosa Parks Day Harriet Tubman Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Cesar Chavez Day

References[edit]

^ "Milk (Harvey) Day Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary - Credo Reference". search.credoreference.com. Retrieved 2018-01-15.  ^ Milk (Harvey) day. (2015). In H. Henderson (Ed.), Holidays, festivals & celebrations of the world dictionary: detailing more than 3,300 observances from all 50 states and more than 100 nations (5th ed.). Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc. Retrieved from http://cordproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/hfcwd/milk_harvey_day/0?institutionId=4015 ^ "Equality California: Legislature Approves Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day". Commondreams.org. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2013-12-05.  ^ Kristin Weigle, Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day: Chapter 626 Gives a Controversial Figure's Birthday Special
Special
Significance for California
California
Public Schools, 41 McGeorge Law Review 558 (2010) ^ Thompson, Don (October 12, 2009). "Schwarzenegger creates day honoring Harvey Milk". Associated Press.  ^ Tran, Mark (October 13, 2009). " Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
signs law establishing Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day: California
California
governor's move honours Harvey Milk, gay politician shot dead in 1978". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2010-11-06.  ^ "Gay Rights Activist Milk Honoured". BBC News. United Kingdom: BBC. October 12, 2009.  ^ "Milk (Harvey) Day Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary - Credo Reference". search.credoreference.com. Retrieved 2018-01-15.  ^ 2008 "Legislation - AB 2567, Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day" Check url= value (help). California: Equality California
Equality California
(EQCA).  ^ 2009 "Legislation - SB 572, Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day" Check url= value (help). California: Equality California
Equality California
(EQCA). 

External links[edit]

Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Foundation Official Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day Website

v t e

Harvey Milk

Career

George W. Hewlett High School USS Kittiwake (ASR-13) Bache & Company Castro Street Fair Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Democratic Club Castro Camera 1977 Board of Supervisors election (District 5)

Assassination

Moscone–Milk assassinations Dan White Twinkie defense White Night riots

Media and legacy

The Mayor of Castro Street
The Mayor of Castro Street
(1982) The Times of Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
(1984) Milk (2008) Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Foundation Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
High School USNS Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
(T-AO-206)

Related individuals

Dianne Feinstein Cleve Jones Jim Jones Anne Kronenberg Stuart Milk George Moscone Nicole Murray-Ramirez Daniel Nicoletta Dick Pabich Frank M. Robinson Craig Rodwell Oliver Sipple Scott Smith

See also

Castro District, San Francisco Firsts in LGBT history Peoples Temple

v t e

LGBT in California

Community

Gay villages Community centers

Culture

San Francisco Pride At The Beach LA

History

Moscone–Milk assassinations White Night riots

Rights and liberties

Briggs Initiative Consenting Adult Sex Bill FAIR Education Act School Success and Opportunity Act

Same-sex marriage and Domestic partnership

Domestic Partner Task Force California
California
Proposition 22 (2000) San Francisco 2004 same-sex weddings In re Marriage Cases California
California
Proposition 8

Post-election events Protests Other protests

Strauss v. Horton Hollingsworth v. Perry Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management

Institutions

Billy DeFrank LGBT Center (San Jose) GLBT Historical Society Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives Lambda Archives of San Diego Pacific Center for Human Growth
Pacific Center for Human Growth
(Berkeley) San Francisco LGBT Community Center

Media

The Advocate Bay Area Reporter San Francisco Bay Times San Francisco Sentinel City News Los Angeles (inactive)

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Holidays, observances, and celebrations in the United States

January

New Year's Day
New Year's Day
(federal) Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(federal)

Confederate Heroes Day (TX) Fred Korematsu Day
Fred Korematsu Day
(CA, FL, HI, VA) Idaho Human Rights Day (ID) Inauguration Day (federal quadrennial, DC area) Kansas Day (KS) Lee–Jackson Day
Lee–Jackson Day
(formerly Lee–Jackson–King Day) (VA) Robert E. Lee Day
Robert E. Lee Day
(FL) Stephen Foster Memorial Day (36) The Eighth (LA, former federal)

January–February

Super Bowl Sunday

February American Heart Month Black History Month

Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day (federal) Valentine's Day

Georgia Day (GA) Groundhog Day Lincoln's Birthday
Lincoln's Birthday
(CA, CT, IL, IN, MO, NJ, NY, WV) National Girls and Women in Sports Day National Freedom Day (36) Primary Election Day (WI) Ronald Reagan Day
Ronald Reagan Day
(CA) Rosa Parks Day
Rosa Parks Day
(CA, MO) Susan B. Anthony Day
Susan B. Anthony Day
(CA, FL, NY, WI, WV, proposed federal)

February–March

Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
(religious) Courir de Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
(religious) Super Tuesday

March Irish-American Heritage Month National Colon Cancer Awareness Month Women's History Month

St. Patrick's Day (religious) Spring break
Spring break
(week)

Casimir Pulaski Day
Casimir Pulaski Day
(IL) Cesar Chavez Day
Cesar Chavez Day
(CA, CO, TX, proposed federal) Evacuation Day (Suffolk County, MA) Harriet Tubman Day
Harriet Tubman Day
(NY) Holi
Holi
(NY, religious) Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
(AL (in two counties), LA) Maryland Day
Maryland Day
(MD) National Poison Prevention Week
National Poison Prevention Week
(week) Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day (HI) Saint Joseph's Day
Saint Joseph's Day
(religious) Seward's Day (AK) Texas Independence Day
Texas Independence Day
(TX) Town Meeting Day (VT)

March–April

Easter
Easter
(religious)

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
(religious) Passover
Passover
(religious) Good Friday
Good Friday
(CT, NC, PR, religious) Easter
Easter
Monday (religious)

April Confederate History Month

420 Day April Fools' Day Arbor Day Confederate Memorial Day
Confederate Memorial Day
(AL, MS) Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust
Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust
(week) Earth Day Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day
(DC) Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Jefferson's Birthday
(AL) Pascua Florida (FL) Patriots' Day
Patriots' Day
(MA, ME) San Jacinto Day
San Jacinto Day
(TX) Siblings Day Walpurgis Night
Walpurgis Night
(religious)

May Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Jewish American Heritage Month

Memorial Day
Memorial Day
(federal) Mother's Day (36) Cinco de Mayo

Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
Day (CA) Law Day (36) Loyalty Day (36) Malcolm X Day
Malcolm X Day
(CA, IL, proposed federal) May Day Military Spouse Day National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer
(36) National Defense Transportation Day (36) National Maritime Day (36) Peace Officers Memorial Day
Memorial Day
(36) Truman Day
Truman Day
(MO)

June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Father's Day (36)

Bunker Hill Day
Bunker Hill Day
(Suffolk County, MA) Carolina Day
Carolina Day
(SC) Emancipation Day
Emancipation Day
In Texas / Juneteenth
Juneteenth
(TX) Flag Day (36, proposed federal) Helen Keller Day
Helen Keller Day
(PA) Honor America Days (3 weeks) Jefferson Davis Day
Jefferson Davis Day
(AL, FL) Kamehameha Day
Kamehameha Day
(HI) Odunde Festival
Odunde Festival
(Philadelphia, PA) Senior Week (week) West Virginia Day
West Virginia Day
(WV)

July

Independence Day (federal)

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (HI, unofficial) Parents' Day
Parents' Day
(36) Pioneer Day (UT)

July–August

Summer vacation

August

American Family Day (AZ) Barack Obama Day
Barack Obama Day
(IL) Bennington Battle Day (VT) Hawaii Admission Day / Statehood Day (HI) Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day
(TX) National Aviation Day
National Aviation Day
(36) Service Reduction Day (MD) Victory over Japan Day (RI, former federal) Women's Equality Day
Women's Equality Day
(36)

September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Labor Day
Labor Day
(federal)

California
California
Admission Day (CA) Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day (36) Constitution Day (36) Constitution Week (week) Defenders Day
Defenders Day
(MD) Gold Star Mother's Day
Gold Star Mother's Day
(36) National Grandparents Day
National Grandparents Day
(36) National Payroll Week (week) Native American Day (CA, TN, proposed federal) Patriot Day
Patriot Day
(36)

September–October Hispanic Heritage Month

Oktoberfest

Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah
(religious) Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
(religious)

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Disability Employment Awareness Month Filipino American History Month LGBT History Month

Columbus Day
Columbus Day
(federal) Halloween

Alaska Day (AK) Child Health Day (36) General Pulaski Memorial Day German-American Day Indigenous Peoples' Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day
(VT) International Day of Non-Violence Leif Erikson Day
Leif Erikson Day
(36) Missouri Day (MO) National School Lunch Week Native American Day (SD) Nevada Day
Nevada Day
(NV) Sweetest Day White Cane Safety Day
White Cane Safety Day
(36)

October–November

Diwali
Diwali
(religious)

November Native American Indian Heritage Month

Veterans Day
Veterans Day
(federal) Thanksgiving (federal)

Day after Thanksgiving (24) Election Day (CA, DE, HI, KY, MT, NJ, NY, OH, PR, WV, proposed federal) Family Day (NV) Hanukkah
Hanukkah
(religious) Lā Kūʻokoʻa (HI, unofficial) Native American Heritage Day (MD, WA) Obama Day
Obama Day
(Perry County, AL)

December

Christmas
Christmas
(religious, federal)

Alabama Day (AL) Christmas
Christmas
Eve (KY, NC, SC) Day after Christmas
Christmas
(KY, NC, SC, TX) Festivus Hanukkah
Hanukkah
(religious, week) Indiana Day
Indiana Day
(IN) Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa
(religious, week) National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
(36) New Year's Eve Pan American Aviation Day (36) Rosa Parks Day
Rosa Parks Day
(OH, OR) Wright Brothers Day (36)

Varies (year round)

Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha
(religious) Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr
(religious) Ramadan
Ramadan
(religious, month)

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