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The History Behind the Creation of the Pride Flag

The Ladies of Strange

02:49 min | 4 months ago

The History Behind the Creation of the Pride Flag

"So we all know the wonderful rainbow flag that has become a symbol for all members of the alphabet mafia. But where did it come from. So in nineteen. Seventy eight artists and designers. Gilbert baker was commissioned by san francisco city supervisor harvey milk who was one of the first openly gay elected officials in the united states to make a flag for the city's upcoming pride celebrations harvey. Milk is a lot of good information on that man out there too. I almost covered him. You were about to say strawberries. I was like oh. She would've like stumble over at five times getting louder until we're like women. Are you stroking you no. Don't worry your past the time. Line of where i needed. Okay though so baker who was a prominent gay rights activist gave a nod to the stripes of the american flag but drew inspiration from the rainbow to reflect the mini groups within the gay community. He was influenced by the flag of races. Which has five horizontal stripes red white brown yellow and black which was popular among the world. Peace and hippie movements of the nineteen sixties. The rainbow flags commissioned by the fledgling pride committee were produced by a team that included artists. lynn seager. Who is known as the fairy argyle rainbow. According to her she created the original dying process for the flags. Thirty volunteers hand dyed in stitch. The first two flags for the parade. The original flag design had eight stripes with a specific meaning assigned to each colors. They were hot pink for six read for life orange for healing yellow for sunlight green for nature blue for magic and art into gopher serenity and violet for spirit i really like. Did you not know that. The flag colors actually signified. Why did but. I don't know i didn't know what they signified. I knew they all had significance. But what they dropped the sex one after the assassination of harvey milk on november twenty seven nineteen seventy eight. The demand for the rainbow flag greatly increased in response. The paramount flag company began selling version using stock rainbow. Fabric was seven stripes. Red orange yellow. Green turquoise blue and violet as baker ramped up production of his version of the flag he to dropped the hot pink stripe because fabric in. That color was not readily available. God it makes sense. That was a manufacturing issue. Yes like you just couldn't do it easily. So he said not school would just keep the other ones. So in june of two thousand and eight designer daniel quasar released a redesign incorporating elements from both the philadelphia flag in the trans pride flag to bring focus on inclusion in progress within the community or retaining the common six stripe rainbow designs the base the called the progress flag ads variation of chevron along the hoist the features black brown light blue pink and white stripes to include the communities of marginalized people of color trans individuals and those living with hiv

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

07:57 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"Thanks so much for joining us and sharing their work. Get the pronoun down by calling two one two two nine two nine five oh or going to give to wbai dot org. And pledging twenty five dollars or more in the name of radio gag our next guest. I'm so excited to introduce with sarah. As a young man he was mentored by harvey. Milk is work as a human rights. Activist has made a worldwide impact. He's the one and only cleve. Jones cleave sat down with josh and me to share personal stories about harvey and how his important work continues today. Here's part one of our view. We're speaking here with cleve jones human rights activist cleve. You've already had such an impact on our lives in on me. Personally through the aids quilt. The names project. What do you say has had an impact. Maybe what your proudest of what you really value about the work that you've done. Well thank you. That's extremely kind question. And i do appreciate it. And of course The impact of the quilt was extraordinary. And even before it started. When i was just thinking about it and trying to convince people that they could work and be useful. I just had this against little video. Running in my head of families of all types gathering on Living in floors in places of worship community centers to share stories about their loved ones while working with their hands to create art and It's extraordinary now for me to think you know how many tens of thousands of people participated in that process how many billions of people viewed displays of the quilt in person and how many hundreds of millions received his message. So clearly you know. That was something amazing. I'm sixty six. Now and i think that probably what i'm most proud of is simply that i'm still doing this that i've endured. I've made many mistakes and fallen flat on my face. More times than i can count but i keep going and i'm proud that i've kept going. I'm still doing this fantastic. You you got your start when you were pretty young yourself. Could you tell me about Those those days in san francisco when you yourself were younger and just getting started Working in social justice. When i was a child i grew up mostly in suburb of pittsburgh pennsylvania and then we moved to phoenix arizona when i started high school in nineteen sixty eight which is here of course of great chaos in the united states and my parents have been early supporters of the movement and the war in vietnam. They supported dr king. So i grew up in a in a family that honored the civil rights leaders of that time wanted to end. The war was. My mother was an early feminist. We no circulated petitions for the equal rights amendment. So i grew up with the early with an understanding that there was a broad and deep global movement for peace and justice and then you know i was harboring this terrible secret about who i was. It wasn't really a secret though. Because i was bullied constantly being called says he and Trade rather badly by the other kids in school And many adults so. I began to plan my exit. And you know. I'm i undeniably. We've made enormous progress. But i have doubt that within just a short distance of where. I'm sitting right now and where you are sitting. There is some child some adolescent. Who knows that they are queer or trans doesn't believe that they will ever be happier ever be loved and they are getting ready to take their lives I was one of those kids. And i was feeling Pills for my my parents both had had surgeries so there was a lot. There was a lot of strong medication. The bathroom medicine cabinet. And i was stealing them one by one and hiding them in stash under the carpet in a corner of my bedroom. Because i knew that at some point soon i will be discovered and the only thing to do would be to kill myself and then At the end of nineteen seventy one. I was hiding out in the school library avoiding the bullies in gym class. And i read The picked up the year in review issue of life magazine year in review nineteen seventy-one and right on the cover with all the other issues that they were going to examine that special edition it said gay liberation and it blew my mind while i opened it up and the first thing i see was a headline that said in revolt it showed members of gay activists alliance in greenwich village marching through the street with their fists in the air they were hot mind was blown because in one moment boom. I understood that. I was not alone. That there were other people just likely And there was a community for people like us and there was a movement that was part of the larger movement that my family and i had already a long too so i joined the movement When i was still in high school back in phoenix arizona. Some of those stories in life magazine. Where about san francisco and of course. This was long before the internet. So it took a while for me to very carefully and secretively research a find out whatever i could back then. The advocate was really the only publication that link dust and if a copy of the advocate made it to phoenix arizona. It will be passed around from hand to hand. It disintegrated and i joined a little group called glad liberation arizona desert A bunch of us drove up to san francisco for pride and also quaker yearly meeting pacific yearly meeting. I was very involved in the society of friends partly amid the partly through antiwar work but was very involved with it and so that's summer. After i graduated from high school i came out on a trip to san francisco and just fell in love with the city. And you know it was still It was it was just so brand new the whole eb rising up Binding each other. The idea of gay people being happy was just so unusual and Let alone militant and ready to fight so for me. Even though i was poor and on the streets you know what i i got to san francisco. I was homeless for quite a while. It had to do all of the. You know grimy things one has to do in those situations to survive but i just thought this was the grandest adventure pack imagine. How did you first link up with harvey..

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

04:02 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"Now gays against guns. We are a gun violence prevention organization. We do honor trans people who have been killed by gun violence. Could you say a word about the tragic impact of gun violence on the community and give us your perspective as an australian. Absolutely i mean to me it is entirely unfathomable. How many trans paper. We have lost. Not just to manage over the lost she is. I mean i know that in twenty twenty though a three hundred and fifty trans people who are mad but also to suicide because every trans suicide is a transparent in our. that's what i believe. I believe that we have not been provided with the infrastructure and the community and the safety to care for ourselves in not as well. And i'm guessing are what's also really important when we speak about this is. I'm sorry hyper aware of my privilege. Not just as an australian person who lives somewhere where gun. Violence is a daily reality for me and not something that like community deals with day to day in kind of way but also my perks to whiteness. And how much that also influences and impacts. How at risk. I am because while australian society in general may be safe from gun violence and trans and gender diverse people aboriginal people in custody knauss and they are black deaths occurring custody at despicable rights. I'm in the highest. They have ever been. There is an ongoing genocide and colonization going on in this country. I mean people supposedly safe within prisons or at least in the custody of police officers. I mean i don't believe that as someone who is very anti Prison industrial complexes. I think if the only places where guns exist in australia are very much sort of within prisons and in the hands of cops not still resulting in the death cell paypal. What does that mean. And what is that look like. So i'm very conscious of the ways that it does impact people in in so called australia. But i'm also very conscious of the privileges. I embody by being a settler on this country by being Why it's and by also living in australia and that this isn't something that i am threatened with all that. I am hypo aware of all the time. And i so wish that freedom and not reality for everyone in the us at some point to thank you so much. Thank you nato season for being here today and for talking with us about your beautiful book. The pronoun low down. We're going to give our listeners. An opportunity to get a copy of the book as a premium a little bit later in the show and they become members of wbai. And i really really appreciate you being here today. Are there any last words. You'd like to say yeah. Thank you so much for having me. It's such a pleasure. And what an incredible advanced technological world we live in we can have these conversations across the oceans. And i saw hope that this is the beginning of conversations that i can have with people on turtle island and around the world and you know. Please feel free to get in touch on the socials. I'm nevelson everywhere. My website instagram facebook. And i'm really keen to hear from people if you have questions or reflections feedback. I'm open to learning further and having more of these conversations. And i also do a lot of Educational work and web shots as my full time job. So i'm always happy to do. Zoom sessions across the shows. Thank you so much for having me and soliciting.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

06:22 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"In their own words. Good listeners were here with novo see san and we are talking about their wonderful new book. That's called the pronoun low down so novo. Can you tell us a little bit about why you wrote this book and give us some context for it. Oh yes so. I think a big reason why we're at. This book is exactly that context. I think that there is a real upsurge in the awareness around pronouns at the moment and a lot more conversation around trans identity which is really beautiful. I hold a lot of gratitude in my hot full that. But it's also not a new compensation and it's not an year thing. And so i really wanted to bring some of our attentions back to the historical context in which trans identity have has always existed in the world on the land. That i'm on the land of the clinicians. And i pay my respects to the elbows past. Present and emerging in the eighty thousand plus years of history that has existed on this country and gender diversity has existed for all of that time as well so i think it's really important to counter this sort of worm. Orange trans identity being a left-wing fads and re contextualised where we actually all within history within humanities time line and trans people have always existed. The gender diversity has always been president and also talk about how some languages are evolving with gender neutral use and especially gendered languages. I wanted to explore that. I wanted to explore trailblazers and pioneers. I wanted to tell a little bit of my story. And mostly i wanted to stop getting miss genders book about my life and continued getting mischief ended after that so i thought at least if i wrote a book about pronouns hopefully that will help and yet it seems evident even post this book that i will continue to get mis gendered even in gigs where they have booked me specifically to speak about my gender. Unfortunately wow i found this book so useful. I'm a teacher. I grew up in a segregated white community. As as i've grown as i've live i've been able to see you all of these boxes and labels and structures of patriarchy and how they have hidden from me this diversity and i'm also aware maybe for the first time of how much that i don't know. Thank you so much for expressing that sarah and for your auburn vulnerability and being truthful with that process. Because i think that that is a really important case step in. This revolution is understanding some of our orange shortcomings or earn lack of awareness of certain things. And i think the way you spoke to that was also really beautiful. Because it's not a mistake and it's not an accident that these truths have been hidden from us. They have been very much on the agenda of those in power to keep them from us. And you know the way the speak about the role of the patriarchy. I think is crucial because when it comes to feminist discourse and what comes to the liberation of of women for example you know that liberation comes very much hand in hand with trans people when we liberate trans people. Everyone else is liberated too. You know because we all oppressed engaged by the shackles of gender expectations and stereotypes. I've never actually met anyone who was really off. Finds these rigid gender. Binary is really empowering and liberating for me. I've never met a man who has been told to man up all these. Just such a wuss. Or he shouldn't have any emotions and that that has been empowering and brilliant experience for him you know and i've never met a woman who has told me that when she's accused of being on her period she feels seen and heard and understood because she is always on her period and then informs her perspective on everything. I don't hear those things. And i think that there is a deep grief else society from these processes of gender rings that we have undergone that we have had to really shave down pots about sales in order to fix into these really limiting boxes. And i just. I believe you can put seven point eight. Approximately billion people into two categories. I mean that seems ridiculous. Even if you are sustained a woman or a man the way that you embody your womanhood or your manhood your expression the way to address the places that you feel most comfortable in your hobbies your interests your expression is also vastly different from every other person. That might detract with so. I really believe that. No one is liberated by as boxes and that we can find ways to bring all ships to the shore with this rising tide of revolution. Beautiful you remind me of harvey's words. I am all of us. What can you say about harvey milk and harvey milk day was he was. He brought forward to use a figure in terms of learning about a gay history. Yeah that's a really good question. I mean he was somewhat worse. I feel a lot of grief. I think of how little i know about history and how much i would like to learn. More and s log on panels. And when i give talks about Sort of activist life cycle and how it is the instant gratification that we get from social media but rather a long game a generational gap what is important is out conservation and sustainability of our own self care and community cath throughout that process because we may never see the world that we envision that we fight for in our lifetimes and i think harvey milk is such an important example of that the work that he did while he may not have seen the ramifications of the output of the us has now been the fruits. I get.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

06:45 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"Food. So dan and robert thank you so much for getting involved with this program. Today we're honoring harvey milk with radio gag and bringing on a lot of our friends. Can you each tell me how his legacy has inspired in formed your own life. Hi thanks for listening or watching and I'm point person for harvey milk information now. Because i knew the man and worked his camera store for three years and it was one of the great experiences of my life and he has kind of achieved sort of eternal Status hartley due to his killing in one thousand nine hundred seventy a loved harvey and i loved his lover. Scott who was my boss at the camera store and There isn't a day that goes by that. I don't think of them and what they would think about. Whatever much challenges may be. Paint a picture for us of a day in the life in the camera store well. It's a good question. Because i was actually hired to work in the camera store after being customer in a good friend for a full year. They asked me to come work for them because harvey was entering a second supervisorial campaign. So this would be in the summer. Prior to august nineteenth seventy five august nineteen seventy five was might for stay at the camera store and so they asked me earlier that summer. If i would be interested in. Of course i was like you know. Harvey kind of pulled me off street welcomed by one incident in very serious voice. I need to talk to and that was kind of unusual because he never was. That serious. usually you know. And he he said you know we we love you. We want you to come work for some to be entering politics again and We need an extra hands to help around and store. 'cause it's going to get crazy and it did so. I was very late. Because i had only been in san francisco year and i had had all kinds of crazy jobs and i didn't really care is just being here in that first year. Which is when i first. Nut rounder. distinct. Care if you bike messenger or painting mushrooms. I leather belts. You're so happy to be in san francisco but then to be asked to work in castro camera which was already coming together as a community hub on many many levels. It was you know a gift from the gods so to speak. And i didn't know phil prices yet. So i was used. I was kinda useless in an harvey. Just hand me like three rolls of you. Know sli- elements adhere. your job. today is to go photographs. The street fair and i was burned in. This was my political initiation. I was super clueless for but my registration form has harvey signature on it because it that point the register good sign the documents so but really truly was my initiation into to political identity and And then there were some creative worlds. That was robert reich cohabitated for nineteen and a half year old was as good as it gets robert. Can you paint a picture for us. Of how harvey's life and legacy has inspired your own work. Yeah and thank you josh. Were for having dan and me participate. Yeah i moved to wet. Northern california in nineteen sixty six to go to college started hanging out up in the city and was part of the whole counterculture flower child. Vietnam vietnam war so it was it was. It was a cultural mix of anti-violence activism antiwar activism and gay liberation gay women's liberation activism and gay liberation activism and and I ended up on castro street where dan was in at the same time and the cameras shop was was the real on. The grounds political organizing. I had known harvie as a long haired free like the rest of us and he just come from his tomoe horgan days in new york and suddenly he appeared in a suit and tie with short hair and he said he said i may look like. I'm no longer one of you but this is this guy this is. This is a performance. I have cut my hair and wearing the suit and tie as he performance for us to gain power within the system. And i think that was the big lesson that that i really got from harvey. Was that by simply changing your appearance. You were not betraying your those fundamental values of non violence. Women's liberation gay liberation Intersection analogy as it's called call today. Dan mentioned number of times. Use the word love. And that's really the word that i feel with with harvey chew has said he just really exuded love. Leave the power power of love. Dan robert thank you so much for your time. I'm left feeling hopeful from our conversation. Robert your mention of leading with light and hope has inspired me. Dan you as well. I really appreciate all the insights you gave into your work at the camera store. This has been a great conversation. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you thanks again. Dan and robert will bring you more of our conversation actually on a future radio show. We are radio. Gag the gays against gun show on. Wbai ninety nine point five. Fm support us. Pledge out premiums make a donation at two one two two nine two nine five or by visiting give numeral two wbai dot org where we are here every tuesday afternoon at two thirty pm you the latest and the gun violence prevention movement. Now we are making connections to australia with Season author of the pronoun lowdown. They've given us copies of their book that we will send you when you contribute to. Wbai for twenty five dollars or more and here is no vote z season.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

02:35 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"I think i was part of the gay movement that i wish i had time to explain everything i did. Almost everything was done is of the gay movement. The other aspect of this tape is the obvious what should happen. If there isn't a nation is prevented. Some people get frustrated mad. But i hope they take the anger. Frustration madness demonstrated or anything of that time taken to positive hope. Five ten hundred thousand would rise to come out and see every gay lawyer. George indicate pure credit architect. Come out stand up. The world know that would do more to in prejudice overnight that anybody could have imagined urged to do that urged. Come out tony that way. We start to achieve rights. That's all i ask. It's all. I ask for movement to continue but movement to grow.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

07:38 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"It's not. And i do have a chapter in the book called out. If the crowd comes harvey milk this chapter four. I'm moved to sixteen. And castro gauges in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight if you walk down castro street almost at anytime. Then you'd probably see harvey milk physically going about his business either posting flyers or at work in his castro camera store. Work in air quotes. Because there wasn't a lot of work that happened. One of harvey's flyers that i sola said dr businesses in the castro that you patronized and our homophobic then it listed several stores. One of them was called mike liquors and urged people to stop shopping there and lobi people dead and they lost the stores. A lot of money will guess what in a week or two. Those store said over. Hiring drag queens. They were our best friends. They totally reverse course. It was a pure business decision. It was a brilliant straight for its strategy. What did it take a little flyer. I really loved it. People underestimated what gay people were really thinking. They thought we'd all be docile. And just say. Take the money and discriminate against me. Oh well harvey came to my attention by doing that. But the most significant thing he did involves standing up to the police. I always had problems with cops in how they treated. Everyone in those days straight punks would come into the neighborhood. Usually around two. Am they would start to beat up on some poor gay guy. If you call the cops the cops would come from. Mission station enabled hassle the gay guy. Then you would try to stop them from hassle hassling. The guy harvey milk stood up to that crap in the castro the report out of the bars around to of course it's a side will turn people just didn't dispense immediately. They stand around into a they do a little dance they cruise for someone to gone with. There is a particular evening when all the bars emptied substrate guys pulled up jumped out of the car started to wail on poor gay guy. Fortunately there are some people there with alarm whistles Wanted them. Thanks to hank. Wilson distributed these whistles previously. Everyone started to whistle for help. The drew attention to the The incident we all over to her. The gay guy was beaten the straight punks. Were gone once the whistles went off. Zoom they left. The cops showed up late but when they did their interaction with the guy who was beaten up was not positive. The guys treated him like he had done something wrong by getting beaten up they were snide to him and all that kind stuff. Suddenly out of the crowd comes to jewish calvary harvey milk. He says to the cops. What are you doing here. don't you understand. This meeting matt needs help. what's happening. My heart leapt in my throat. I thought i really don't like cops. And i always want to stand up to them but i was afraid i'd get killed if i do that right then and there was an epiphany about who. Rv was and who we could be. There are a lot of queens very conservative. Didn't lock right. Rock the boat even over incidents of gay violence. But it was when it was in your face. It was hard to equivocate about it. I mean the cops were definitely out of line. When i saw harvey stand up the golden cops out on their stuff in front of everyone. I thought there's my hero. That is tom miano reading from his book. Kiss my gay. As air from out of the crowd comes harvey milk. Wow so listeners. This book is available to you as a premium. We have two copies. If you wanna call right now and you wanna be calm a buddy. In the name of radio gag gays against guns. You will receive a copy of this book. If for a pledge of twenty five dollars or more so do it. Now people will thank you tom. Ammiano thank you so much. Good work to and i edwards. Yeah wow what a fighter. And i wanna thank libbey edwards for being on the production team and making tom of interview possible. Yeah you can actually join libyan me on saturday. June twelfth gag will mark five years since the pulse nightclub massacre to find more visit gave against guns dot net and meet us over zoom. We meet every other thursday at seven pm. You are welcome. Please join us and tune in tonight to out of them right here on. Wbai at eight pm. They're our is going to feature segment about the white right. It's actually broke out after the exoneration of harvey's assassin and thanks to the production team again next up. We are having harvey milk himself. He recorded this on november. Eighteenth nineteen seventy seven just after he was elected to the san francisco board of supervisors on november eighth. And this audio comes to us. Courtesy of milk colleagues. Walter kaplan and dan nicoletta originally remastered from the cassette recording by jenni olson and friends. Let's listen harvey milk speaking restore on the evening of friday november eighteen. This is to be played. Only in the event of my death by assassination gleb given some strong and long and considerable thought to this not just since the election. I've been thinking of this time election and certainly over the years a fully realized that A person who stands for what. I stand for activists. Activists becomes the target or the potential target for somebody who is insecure. Terrified afraid very disturbed themselves knowing that could be assassinated at any moment any time. I feel. it's important that some people know my thoughts. The first and most obvious wasn't concern. Is that if i was to be shot and killed the mayor as the power. George clooney appointing. My success on the board supervise. So i would like to have him know my thoughts are. I stood for more than just a candidate. I have never considered myself candidate. I have always considered myself part of a movement. Part of a candidacy considered the movement of the candidate. I think there's a delineation of those who use the movement. And those who are part of the movement.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

07:29 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"Thanks can we love you and thanks for being here a reminder if you make a contribution to wbai and the amount of one hundred dollars a copy of the harvey milk day radio gag. Podcast will be yours. Visit give to wbai dot org or call the donation line at two one. Two two zero nine two nine five zero. You are listening to radio gag on. Wbai ninety nine point five fm. And now we'll hear from another activist. Tom yano california. In san francisco elected official. Tom sat down with me. And our review gag team member libby edwards and he reads about harvey from his memoir. Kiss my ass or is this acerra lily on the radio gag team. I'm here with libby edwards and we are interviewing tom. i'm yano. He is a longtime social justice. Advocate an elected official in a stand up comedian and he has written this great book. That's called kiss my ass. That's what it's called so. Yeah so tom. I'm just wondering out of out of all your accomplishments over. What do you want to tell our listeners about today. What what has had stood big impact out of the many things that you've done. Well i mean shorthand visibility visibility arenas that ordinarily have been Exclusive and still have a long way to go and that is so busy comedy than particularly elected As an elected official you when there is no voice My not just myself of courses all a team effort and especially around education as a teacher that is ability in that push for a for our own rights for young people. And the other thing is you. Harvey mill was very instructive about connecting the dots. Actually he didn't just say connecting the dots. He said connecting the dots. You very emphatic about it. And today we call that intersection -ality so if you look at his first campaigns you will see outreach to the disabled community a detenetions to workers to seniors to the chinese community asian community you know and to me that's the secret for today as well We can do this. But we have to be united around it recognize. You know each other's isn't friend is meant and so we don't need it's a beat rate. Now you with harvey on briggs right. It was almost ten. Surreal because here in san francisco around seventy five. We got some recognition of gay teachers and harvey was very helpful. That was establishment. Gays air quotes. And they were more. Don't rock the boat of be visible. Be nice we'd ever espoused that night. That's what i admired so much about harvey and so when we accomplish that in san francisco. We're feeling a little smug i guess. And then all of a sudden is you know kind of wacko guy in sacramento Coincidentally i actually went there myself. Many years later in the assembly came up with these ideas to to ban gay teachers and also anybody who knew. I mean if you really looked at that. Go proxy six. But the measure got a lot of attention so even if you knew somebody who was teaching you could be fired i mean it was really broaden painful. Listen but we knew that there were a number of people who respond to this. Because of the always focusing on the amidst recruiting molestation and so harvey took on this issue along with a woman named shelley gear art and they were the spokespeople for the treaty and decree as usual was fa- factionalized there. Let's do this way. let's do it that way. You know we finally just did it the way we wanted but under the umbrella of the same goal and i think that's what worked so there is people who spent a lot of money on ads and then this and then then a lot of us while we did the knocking on doors. I you know. Lot brave people and there was harvey and sally carrying at at flag for us. And we beat it back to two one. And in nineteen seventy so not not a bad thing not a bad thing. What you were saying that the bill would also affect people who know that someone was gay. I mean frank east. Germany exactly nazi. No just that's horrifying i do. I think it's any secret that every group has its own problems and in those days particularly goes teachers who were gay but deeply closeted you know and there was merit that i get that. Were very very hostile towards openly. Gay teachers and what we're trying to accomplish that internal a self hate that many groups experience but it is. It is a complicated issue. Any of these. Oh oh precious especially when your son legislation you know the equality act is Coming up for consideration soon. The usual suspects are really lobbying heavily against the catholic church. I always. It's only moves me when i who is probably an old man album young african-amer of just you know if it was me you know we know exactly what it was that l. true loud sahara all isn't it. Yeah well we wanted to talk about the book in the new author going to treat us in read. Sure well you know you live a long time. You see a lot of things so through friends. We decided least to put down my take on the dirty four years Being round witnessing things like the damn white riot squeak audit done You know almost eighty. So it's a memoir particular san francisco and of course. I'm happen happens that you know we know about maybe nationally the movement and all that and it's done pretty well and i understand we're going who lead donate to to the station and you can do with them. What you wish Name of the book is kiss. My gas and it comes from an incident that i had with arnold schwarzenegger. I'll leave you hanging about that. You can re read it in the book and if anyone is interested in purchasing it's kiss my as dot com dot.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

07:40 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"To see if tai i you're on the line yay. Yeah i'm doing great and time we're back alive again. So can you tell us about this. Yeah tell us about this. Next interview with You tell us who's who we're going to hear from can't kid who If anyone knows anything about harvey milk can kids will love to tell you as much as he can about him and it was inspiration to come out. But i'd like to go full circle to say that can kid less west virginia moved to new york. Came out was on tv when i was a teenager And was an activist and that that energy put out york Was then televised and and talked about in reached me at a young age and kind of gave me hope that there was always a place to go and that there was always people looking out for me if i did come out so i wanted to say that before we introduced Is interview just to let you know how powerful coming out can be great. So let's go to the interview. Thank you So one of the things we're talking about with our gas is how he has transcended fame essentially to become an icon. Tell me a little bit about how his legacy has inspired or informed your own life or how you live your life first of all i. I'm really glad that really knock with this question. Because i think that you know to me. Harvey is a hero and to me. Harvey is inspirational but to eighteen. Nineteen year old can get harvey was aspirational. And it's really really really important to to kind of remember and put it into context. What might t seventy seven. Nineteen seventy eight looked like as an eighteen From the lands eighteen year olds. You know gay guy in a growing up on the virginia west virginia border at that time what was happening in my life was my first boyfriend. Who was mary my my big brother in my fraternity and i were causing a real scandal at my college. We lost our fraternity losses charter because the national Or got with the fact that we were getting so we lost charter. And i actually had a drop school because we got. It was a big scandal so i moved charleston. West virginia in nineteen seventy eight living in charleston. West virginia with his friend. He's broken up with his wife. And i start hearing about harvey nil and be still. Keep it on the dan le. We've just been scandalised for keeping them down low. I certainly not at work. But here's a guy in california. Who's telling me that i can be. Here's a guy who's telling me that in my first job. I can rewrite the rules. I also at college had been told by my advisor in political science. He knew that. I wanted to be a senator. I wanted to go into politics. It was what i wanted to do and he said to me you can either be gay or you can be a politician. Can't be both can't yet. And i was just shocked and he said i said well i said what do you mean Somebody's gotta be the first because it's not gonna be. You're not strenuous. And i remember that shocked me like that absolutely contributed to why i really did out a closet harder and harder and why. I just made a choice. Like it wasn't a choice. There was no choice. I had to be true to myself and the consequences for real the fraternity lost. Its charter. the you know we were scandalized. Marriage broke up my grades plummeted. I began drinking and doing a lot more drugs. Frankly and then we found ourselves limited charleston west virginia and right about that time harvey milk is saying your narrative can be changed right about that. I'm looking at this guy. Who who has the bully pulpit. Here's a man who is a shopowner. A business person. Here's a man who has legitimized himself. Here's a man who they're talking about on national tv right. We had three networks said. Never there wasn't even cable news network. It was like for this guy to get airtime. He's doing something right right. So here's a guy they're sticking the microphone in front of who's got a home. He's got a business. He's he's respected he's valued people are asking in his opinion. That was as important to me as the fact that he was an elected politician here was somebody who was making ends meet and i knew and i really thought that if i came out to my boss i knew i didn't think i knew if i out to my boss i wouldn't be able to makings neat. There's a glimmer of hope coming from california from this guy doing it. Who's got people that respected you know. He put it out there and that was inspirational to me but the career that he had was aspirational life. He had he could pay bills. That's much more important than people ever really talk about. So suddenly these possibilities broken up in harvey was just emblematic of that. And he was telling other people through his through this life he was educated and other people that that that was possible for them to and by other people i mean eighteen year old can hit love to hear more about your coming out story in the workplace or your professional life. So i'm in working in the state tax partner charleston west virginia and in nineteen seventy eight in november of nineteen seventy a arvin assassinated and i remember In that time the technology of the day was we had an fm radio in the orders. That with this too and they announced over the radio that there have been sas. Nation was one o'clock in the afternoon. It was lunchtime. Because you know the time difference i was. I was dumbfounded. I was devastated. You know it was like it was. The world was rocked. It was like it was like somebody kicked me in the chest because he was a hero. Who had to be my secret here. Right 'cause i couldn't really it. We talked right at home that had some friends we knew harvey milk was. Nobody else really knew this was talked with embiid and even the way they pitched it does. Local charleston station is kitchen thing about this strike. This guy didn't know harmful ham sandwich. Threat and i did. I remember you. Devastated came back getting. there was one work friend. i had their. Who's straight and i remember. He looked he goes remote right. Because you don't. I'm not alright. This harvey milk thing is a big deal to me. Harvey milk was a hero mining. Rarely i don't i is. I don't know. I don't i said i do Announced its guessing. Larry larry. I told i came out to a co worker on the day. Harvard 'cause harvey because of his legacy. Because i remember was fresh in my mind talking about coming out. And i had wanted to come out so desperately and the reaction wasn't right in our work. Relationship was not exactly the same after that he looked at me. Scans for he always wondered. Whether i we were good friends Because the homosexual panic as they say right off my experience of that day was my might. There was a definite immediate change. In that i had some. I was out in the office. I risked gossip. I risked.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

07:13 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"Thanks again to stewart for your time and sharing those stories with us. We continue to honor your uncle's legacy today every day in our fight and gun violence. That was so great. Wow now we're going to hear from other individuals who've been influenced and inspired by harvey's message of hope and his vision for breaking down homophobia. Our first guest is andy Who sat down with our friend and fellow gag members schupp lawn. Hello ship wanted from gays against guns. And i'm speaking with my old friend. My dear friend andy Gay activists aids activists journalists and the co host of the weekly gay. usa tv. show back in those days. Andy will both to young gay guys and our s and even at the age of twenty five you already enacted this. I would like you to reflect back on that day. November twenty seven thousand nine hundred. Seventy eight the impact the death of Harvey milk head on you and the local gay community in new york city. Well it oh. Harvey milk was was a breakthrough. We wasn't the first out gay official in the country but san francisco was a more sort of a more important city and he really became famous. Because he co-chaired the fight against proposition. Six in california which was a referendum on whether to ban gay teachers in california and anybody who supported gay teachers. So that's kinda how we knew him and right after that. Victory this assassination takes place. You know we didn't. We didn't follow it that closely but of course everybody knows what what it about a disgruntled former supervisor. Dan white wanted his job back. Saw it climbed a side window at city hall and went up and shot mayor. Mosconi wouldn't give him his job back. And then when it went down and shot. Harvey milk was one of his rivals. It was it was horrendous. So we as always whenever there was a crisis of the community. we would go to outside the stonewall. I don't even think the bar was there at that time Because it had an closed after the after the riots didn't reopen until some time after that but chardon square. We met there and we rallied. And we marched and it you know it but it was one of those things that really felt like it. Set the community back. One of our great heroes had died and then of course many months later when dan white went on trial He was he was given a very light sentence. He was convicted of like it was given like a five year sentence. The jury felt sorry for him and that caused riots in san francisco and a very very specific demonstration in new york city where we ended rallying at the washington square united methodist church. Which isn't there anymore. Yes and could you tell me more about that Rally at the methodist church You said something very profound to me. And what did you say about one. We were all very angry. And i just remember. Part of what i said at the rally was if dan white had been dan black or dan. Asian or dan a latino he'd he'd be rotting in jail for the rest of his life but because he killed this white boy you know a fire. Man in san francisco of the jury felt sorry for the jury was leaping listening to his story. This is a guy who had murdered the mayor and another supervisor. Could you speak about the response in new york to the white knights the white nights the event that happened in san francisco. Well that's that's what that rally was wasn't a response to white nights but it was a response to the verdict and the case now in san francisco as i said they were so shocked by the light sentence that you know they burn police cars. They rioted they smashed windows at city hall and the police retaliated after that. You know we were fairly young movement. Then and they didn't like the gays fighting back so the police started in san francisco rating gay bars and just beating the hell out of the patriots The off that subject. I later on you and Our mutual friend and northrop worked at the harvey milk. School a new york. He's speaking about that. We were we worked at the henrik martin institute for lesbian gay youth which was a social service agency for gay kids. Which was the home of the harvey milk school which which was started just before we came there it was found that i believe in nineteen eighty five because the board of education in new york has a has a program where any social service agency that has twenty or more kids. Who aren't going to school. You can have a teacher come to the premises and teach them. So we had freddie. freddie gold. Haber became the teacher there in and i would do things like aids classes with them and other things but Most of the time and i spent was going into the schools and talking about gay issues and aids issues with kids and with their teachers figure the anything more to wrap up about the overall impact of harvey's murder of the gay community in the direction went. South bay sorta became a you know he sort of became the first gay martyr. He wasn't there were others. Of course there are plenty of people who were killed because they were gay over the years but he was. He was the most famous. He was one of our leaders. He was one of our national leaders and So you know it resonated with the world we even were able to get him on a stamp sandy at also he was a new yorker. So thank you very much andy I really appreciate it. Thank you thank you okay bye. Thank you ship one and for bringing us that wonderful conversation with andy ham. We are trying to get our friend and fellow. Gang member kersey on the line tie has a special project. He's been working on in celebration of harvey milk day. And it is a premium. Podcast that includes archival interviews speech is harvey gave and news reports about his life. It will be available for folks who make a contribution to wbai ninety nine point five fm at the one hundred dollar level. So we're gonna share how to get a copy after the next segments and we're just gonna check briefly.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

06:46 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"Your uncle was murdered and his place of work by a disgruntled co worker. And what we're seeing now across the country as a rash of legislation that's allowing people to carry guns without a permit so as someone who was a victim of gun violence and the fact that my uncle was was killed by a handgun and you know and it was a handgun. You know the truth from the matter. Is that the person who killed my in walk through a metal detector even though there were metal detectors naturally got into city hall through a a window in the basnet and during that person's defense trial said you know well it was common which was a fact that two people could be killed with Five six minutes apart brutally killed by a handgun with you know became and by the way it came into city hall with extra rounds. He was as a former policeman as a former firefighter. He was just used to carry a weapon. And i think that that experience has helped some people who are slow to the table on trying to trying to bring some common sense in practice out practicality to gun ownership people like during an feinstein who herself that the time had a carrying concealed weapon And since and has not thin. But i you know it changes some of those hearts and minds and telling that story but i don't understand how we have not been successful in showing that we lead the world. Didn't gun violence that we have You know just go. Statistics on gun ownership both legal and illegal the more gun ownership there is a higher rate. There is of violin through guns and you know the mass shootings that we have for instance i would say. It's one of the most common questions that i get asked when i'm traveling abroad. Not because it's in the back of people's minds. But because usually when i'm somewhere there's a mass shooting in the us at the time. And i think that when you look at the victims of gun. Violence being turned into kind of mon- service even more frightening. So when you see you know like emma gonzales or david hogg which no which we've had at our salvation gala. I mean these people have been attacked as if you know they're they're asking for the constitution to be overturned When they're simply saying you know outcome of victim of gun violence and we have to do something we need. We need you know and nobody seems to be there from the other side. Just sending the victims. Who are speaking out am troubled by that. There's not people who believe in gun ownership who are not even willing to say you know. Let's stop attacking the victims of gun ownership and have a conversation about this. I mean the the victims of of gun violence. It's an important issue when you look at our community. For instance as a standalone the ltv tcm the gun bonilla defects as it affects any other community. And certainly if you look at our chance brothers and sisters and nonbinary family members they are often victims of gun violence and then when you go into the so when i think the us standout we've kinda spread it to the south of us and so we see gun. Violence our community has felt gun violence whether it was meant to be against the community or gust gun violence in general. So you know. We had the pulse nightclub shooting and and it was a global awakening a little bit but this could still happen today. And in a place like the united states but was a little bit bad about the orlando that is that it was preceded by shooting at grandma's nightclubs in mexico and so bottom mexico and You know twenty three. Lgbt members were shot to death and there was no news about that there was no global outrage and when we were reporting we were trying to tell people about it but and i'm i'm taking nothing away from the beautiful response that our community had globally. She lives tragedy orlando but we need to talk about it when it happens. Anywhere happens to any community because it happened in mexico enough. The us doesn't make it left tragedy. And i'm so glad you brought up pulse. Because that was actually the impetus for gays against guns being founded. That's where i love to leave the conversation at the actually stewart. Is you know your uncle. Turning those words that were used against the community for the community when he famously said my name is harvey milk and here to recruit you. What can we do. Or what are maybe one or two ways in which we can recruit people in the effort to end gun violence. America be story of these of the victims are ones that you can talk about share and get a better understanding at. We sometimes are at the risk of it becoming so routine and the numbers being just numbers. I love the fact that your organization is remembering each person. Tell their story you know. Make sure people know who these people are. I think the people who have been killed as opposed to just numbers and so. I love the fact that you're doing that is your you know remembering each one and i think people have to remember that. These numbers are not just numbers. They're human beings that we have lost all of their potential contribution to society and it's a loss that people outrage when they hear that cancer has won its battle against someone who is fighting it a we have a cancer with gun violence in this country and we should be as outraged at that as we are when someone loses their life to a disease store. Thank you so much for the work that you do for the broader community and. Thanks so much for taking the time today to talk to us about your.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

04:49 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"I think there are a lot of lessons that we could learn in politics today because we are living through of the most contentious periods in american history across the country across the political divide so many people have become disillusioned about the future about whether or not. We're on the right track. What can we learn about harvey's approach in those campaigns today. Well i mean. I think the first thing which i think is really relevant today than and it goes pedes right off of that last experience that harvey had that he shared with me is that we don't have a lot of dialogue now between people and opinions. We do have a lot of demagoguery that gets out there and get sustained and get lurched because the only people having dialogue are people who are like minded to that thought process. I think we can learn that number one. We need to have dial voices that reach out to people. I mean you know we have. Lgbtq members who support extreme-right republican candidates. Who have been more are against everything that is fundamental to our communities right then to adjacent communities intersecting have as just as important as lgbt as core lgbt rights. It's important that we reach those people when i saw during the campaign trump sign in gate. Neighborhoods you know. I want i went and reach out to those people. I couldn't do it by knocking on the door During the campaign. I would call them and want to have a dialogue and i do it in the sense that i think my would which is not immediately putting them on guard and saying how dare you write support. Someone who wants to take away our right. I did it with. I wanna understand where you're coming from and my uncle actually taught this lesson To me when. I had a conversation with my uncle. My grandfather's funeral His dad and I remember saying to my uncle. You have to talk about being gay constantly. I mean you have to realize. I i was in high school and the new york times would say about sexual runs again in california. And you're not a common name. I said harvard. You have to talk about all the time. He said we wish you can visually see this. But he kind of waved his hand in front of them at open them up and put them aside. I agree with you. And then he went on for the next two hours explaining to me why it was important that you constantly costs about being that i agree with you that initial let's talk about it was off putting it was. It allowed me to take down my own the guard rails and the you know the intensity and quieted down. I think we could learn something from that now. He didn't agree with me. Fundamentally and explained in detail why it was important for him to at every opportunity to talk about is being gay but it was really it was really done very masterfully by allowing me to be open to whatever he was saying and i think we can learn something from that and i think it's important that we continue. We have dialogue meeting in this country. We have such a division. You know a lot of people myself included thank of your uncle as being a firebrand but it sounds more to me like. He was actually a diplomat which is interesting because he wanted to go into the foreign service. Do you think that was the seed that was planted. I don't know if that was if that was the sea but it was really impressive to see him work even family room he he knew how to work a crowd and people and let them feel validated. Let them change their mind without it feeling like they had. They were wrong or that. Some of their fundamental core values had changed. It was really. You know recruit. Who was you know. I'm not going to allow someone to look at us as child molester recruiting people. But i'm going to say we're recruiting people to be who they are to be offended to not have to spend their life hiding in in those days what was called the closet right and the notion of recruiting someone. What imply that you would.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

03:15 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"Help ourselves. It's so great to hear a stewart recount. What he learned from his uncle but also how he started his own journey. I love that. Don't help me work with me. so now you also spent time talking about harvey's political world view and approach to politics are dead and i can't wait for our listeners to in further insight into what stewart things we can learn from harvey still today right here on. Wbz a i nine point five fm. We continue with Our conversation about his experience. Up that you and kate of women event. Her sons kind of reminds me of what your uncles approach was in that you want to bring these folks together. Not because they're going to be altruistic and what they're doing to help the first openly gay candidate but that it's in their self interest to have somebody like himself an office. Yeah absolutely he believed and he didn't just believe in bringing people together and realize that you know helping the elderly is helping l. gb community or helping african-americans helping the community or helping latinos is helping the american community. But he no he also would go and speak to audiences that would be initially extremely hostile to him and he wanted to go before people who who did not accept him who did not accept his values and do not accept this inclusive and he believed number of two primary reasons. One is visibility. You know he used to say it's just true that you know they can't hate you if they actually know you. They can only eight you if the lies and myths in un. Does the words though is that you endo's about people can be sustained if you can tear them down then you start to make progress and the other thing you know is that you know. He believed that the way we change hearts and mind if not by having dialogue with people is by actually having dialogue where people and so you know. We try to follow that foundation to. There's nobody who reaches out to us. That wants to have a conversation with us. We would say you're not worthy of having a conversation with because you are hateful because you have you know we will have now. We will allow ourselves to be used as not began to and having those conversations. But we do believe. I've been having those conversations and it can be difficult in nineteen seventy four. It was his first campaign I was fourteen then. I remember getting a letter from my uncle which i have to this day. That said you know. I went spoke to a thousand people at a and thousand people hated me and i left in nine. Hundred and ninety eight people hated me. And that's it. That was the whole note. I remember calling him. And i said what's the point. He said i'm happy. I wanted to hear the good news. Said was nine hundred and ninety eight people still.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

06:31 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"I love a marching band. Yeah thanks again. To mark torahs at specific radio archives for sharing the historical audio with us. I would agree to the march two to protest the briggs initiative to end a great point that it's a free speech issue. Now you are listening now to radio gag the gays against gun here on free speech radio commercial free. Wbai and we're here. Every tuesday at two thirty pm bringing you the latest in the gun violence prevention movement. Help us bring you special programming. Just like this by contributing to wbai at give wbai dot org or by calling the donation line at two one. Two two zero nine two nine five zero and for a pledge of one hundred dollars or more. We'll share these archives with you in the harvey milk day. Radio gag podcast. That's two one two two zero nine two nine five zero. That's it and we're so excited to bring you a conversation now. That josh had with our first special guest. None other than harvey milk. Nephew stuart milk stewart travels the world champion championing. A message of hope much like his uncle. So your uncle believe that. The personal Coming out could have an immense impact on society and help younger people. You made the decision to come out soon after his death. Could you tell us a little bit about your own coming out story well. Interestingly enough my uncle knew that i was gay. Although i never came out as lgbt hugh and i was out a little bit before my uncle was assassinated but still had come out to him yet. Do that. I was gay and told everyone in san francisco. Had you know this game. Now that he's had these conversations with my initial conversations with my uncle was around ceiling different It really began. The conversation began in nineteen seventy two. He was producing. Jesus christ superstar the original production on broadway and he took me and my mom to one of the premiers and you know he said afterwards. Do you want to go back and meet. Jesus christ you. Mary madeline new on a knee. Judas and i said no i wanna be beaching herod and he said oh really. Why do you think he's still wearing drag. As so and i don't know if you know in the original version of jesus christ superstar banting herod was in full drag with like you know ten inch heels and everything so so yeah that began our conversation about my seeing the world differently and he was the only person in my life who really saw that as a positive or who gave me you. He said i wouldn't feel bad about feeling differently. Liked you know. I would say that to my parents to my mom and she would say. Don't worry eventually you'll fit in or your aunt. They yeah your uncle was like no no no. You never wanna lose that and i remember saying well pretty lonely place and he said well there's something powerful that will come from that too and he gave me actually a book called seven eros which is a native american teaching about people being and he wrote in the cover of that to me. He said you and all your differences the medicine that will heal the world even when the world doesn't recognize that and so that was like a real touchstone for me and a compass. And i to this day. Hold onto a really powerful message. And that's what he pretty much talked to me about so my coming out publicly was so i was out. I was my first year at college. american university was my first semester. And i had been going to gay bars and feeling at the time. That's about as out as most people were if they were even that most people were not even doing that. And when i did come out and became visible i got to see now. I felt like i had to do that to honor my uncle who was also you know this amazing martyred now figure in in my broader community. My family my lg family. But i lost half of my friends. When i came out i mean. I don't think i knew a single soul on the campus who was openly l. Gb and i was called into the president and office at the school and joseph cisco who is the provost at american university now the president he called me into office and i thought he was going to call me in to give his condolences on the loss by uncle. Come out. I said you have come out as nice doors. He was homosexual. And i said yeah and he said well i need to help you choose a new major and i said what because i was in the school of international service to study to be in the foreign service and he said you know you cannot legally serve in the state department. So there's no reason for you to be in the school of international service. Let's choose a new major powers my reality coming out. It was one that i think most. Lgbt people go through which was really refreshing. And you know it's kind of like when you can take off a mass and you can breathe and you are who you are but at the same time the repercussions were pretty severe. It was still a brutally homophobic environment. Although clearly the my uncle's tadic bishop and it was a vision. It wasn't spiritual. He didn't believe that you know that he was ordained to be killed but he knew that the reality was that it would most likely happen and he wanted that. If that did happen he wanted that to have be sustaining. And life affirming message. That would go out. Not just for the uncertainty community but for anyone who society didn't accept who they are then were and so his message like the bullet smashed through my brain smashed the door. It really wasn't just not be message with.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

05:39 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"Are an activist group than puppets of The strong mayor or something like that or and police police chief We are very very strongly. The city of the eleven districts there were election this year There were a total some one hundred sixty two candidates altogether of the hundred sixty two candidates of all the eleven ninety nine eleven to about seventy incumbants iran Six and Exit those out. Because they have a record of voting initiatives of all the other one hundred and fifty people. I was probably most issue oriented person running taking more strong definitive stance nephew. I'm for that. No not that but why bit into battles all the other candidates running probably more issue oriented some some of the supervisor school reenter reelection at least and it's vital to know that it took four years five years to build up that kind of reputation. You run for office in the pound running for office reason. I run for people say oh. He ran for office In particular we've had about five or six major district battles versus citywide problems. Everyone i was involved in one side of the other. There was one other candidate of seventeen. People are going to this. Mr there wasn't one other candidate had been involved in every single district problem. I was there People on the streets would say to me harvey. I don't agree with you issue. But i know your final no you there. I know you will be there when we need. You could say that about any of the other candidates in this district on the in any of the district sounds like harvey. Milk is Trying to Send a message out other day or non gay people who want to run for public office. Get involved build your base build you support. You can't just get out there and say nice guy. I'm gonna vote right on all the issues. I love hearing harvey's voice. It's it's inspiring. i love it. We wanted to set the tone for today's program by sharing that with you all. Yeah and now. We're going to hear from harvey and other activists who came out in support of gay freedom day in nineteen seventy eight against discriminatory efforts like the briggs initiative. I was living in san francisco at this time and it was a wonderful liberating adventure. The castro the hate the fillmore the whole city was alive with a revolutionary life of a loving community. And now here's harvey the following program by the pacifica program service and radio our kpfa come on out. Join us bring friends. What.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

06:50 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"And what we can learn from his. Life's work to break down homophobia. That's right sarah. Those guests include stuart milk harvey's nephew who founded the harvey milk foundation and doesn't civil rights advocate in his own right as well. As human rights activists cleve. Jones was mentored by harp as well as fellow community activists and advocates. Who have been inspired by him. You'll also hear harvey and his own words as we bring you archival audio recordings courtesy of pacifica radio josh. So great to be here with you. Today we're back live on the radio. Everybody and we're so excited about this show. We begin as we always do with a gays against the in memoriam that honors the life of someone. Who's been lost to gun. Violence and this week's in memoriam is dedicated to harvey milk. Rv bernard milk. My hero was a visionary community leader in a gay rights activists born on may twenty second nineteen thirty in new york and raised in a small middle class jewish family. He attended the new york. State college for teachers in albany enlisted in the us navy and served in the korean war after four years of service. Harvey was officially questioned about sexual orientation. He chose to leave the navy at the of lieutenant junior grade and moved to new york city where he worked as a public schoolteacher and wall street investment. Banker party took no and enjoying his sexuality and he was an avid opera buffed becoming more involved in politics advocacy and activism in nineteen seventy-two. He moved to san francisco. He opened a camera store. On castro street. The became a meeting place in the heart of the city's growing queer community because of harvey sense of humor and deatrich. He became known as the mayor of castro street. After an initial unsuccessful run in november nineteen seventy seven harvey was elected to. San francisco's board of supervisors becoming one of the first openly. Gay officials in the united states and the very first openly gay elected official in the state of california. His unprecedented win is proudly. Gay candidate for public office energized the lgbt community during a time when it was experiencing rampant discrimination hostility and violence as a dedicated san francisco city county. Supervisor harvey's political agenda included protecting gay rights establishing daycare centers for working mothers renovating military facilities into low cost housing reforming tax codes to attract businesses and even passing pooper scooper law for san francisco most notably though he was responsible for passing a stringent. Lgbt rights ordinance. In the city of san francisco on november twenty seventh nineteen seventy eight. Harvey milk was gunned down at point blank range in his office by a disgruntled former city. Supervisor dan white who had methodically crawled through a window to escape the city hall metal director detector assassinated san francisco mayor george mosconi and then taken the time to reload. His weapon with hollow tipped bullets to assassinate harvey because he had received daily death. Threats harvey recorded several versions of his will quote to be read in the event of my assassination unquote. One contained the now famous statement. If a bullet should enter my brain. Let that bullet destroy every closet door on the day. He was killed his nephew stuart milk a teenager at the time came out along with countless others. Across the nation. Milk served only about eleven months in office but he became an icon in san francisco and martyr in the gay community. Harvey milk was posthumously. Awarded the presidential medal of freedom by barack obama in two thousand nine as a direct result of the assassinations of milk and mosconi in july of one thousand. Nine hundred to san francisco became the first large city in america to ban all handguns rest and power harvey and thank you so powerfully. Here ask powerful special. Thanks to fellow gays against guns member. Ken kid who you just heard for his support submitting today's memoriam. We'll hear more from. Ken actually later about his personal story. And how harvey is his own personal hero. And now we're thrilled to share audio from pr. N the pacifica radio archives so thanks to mark taurus and to linda perry for access to these files. That's right sarah. Our first clip is an interview with harvey where he speaks in detail about his approach to politics calling on all people to join him in his fight. I'm harvey milk a supervisor in san francisco. I'm greg gordon for i am. Are you We're up in san francisco in harvey's Office at castro camera and Harvey's graciously taking a few minutes out of his very busy schedule to To talk to us about politics and san francisco and how he got elected the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in california. History I'd also talked about the politics california rather than cisco that's because i don't think there's Delineation they don't think that there's a difference in in politics in san francisco as opposed to. Let's say politics in los angeles degree. It is no boat built. Sam cisco that separates us for the rest. Sometimes we wish they were But i think we're takes cisco For whatever reasons can take place any place is just about of understanding when it's all about san francisco for interesting. Because i'm gay. That becomes the big media event that sells newspapers. But it's very important that we realized that. I was elected as a candidate who was gay. Gay kennedy did it run on a gay issue The eleven districts We have In san francisco difference is that We are both of county supervisors in city council people. What are the same Cities divide into eleven districts and since we are city and county. It's one powerful. Very powerful legislator group you have to pick your your. La city council la supervisors one of the same. That's where we are And we.

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"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

02:37 min | 5 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on RADIO GAG - The Gays Against Guns Show

"Oh no nea- to remember david. Kenny of everything old is new again. Sunday night at ten. Please join me van and please support. Wbai at our brand new old number. Which is two one. Two two zero nine two nine five zero again. That's two one two two zero nine two nine five zero. Hey it's our old number but it's new again because everything old is new again. I like this is. Wbz new york ninety nine point five fm and wbal at oregon line stay tuned for a special radio gag gays against guns program focusing on harvey milk. That's coming up right about now. Stay tune You cannot live on hope alone without it is not worth living and you and you and you gotta to get out radio days against me on this show. Oh good afternoon everybody. In welcome to radio gag the weekly gays against gun show radio gaga's your weekly update on how to end the horror. That is the american gun. Violence epidemic is joshua. And i'm sarah jemaine lily this week. Radio gaga's excited to bring you this to our extended program that honors the life and legacy of san francisco supervisor and civil rights icon harvey milk who was assassinated on november.

"harvey milk." Discussed on This Day in History Class

This Day in History Class

04:05 min | 11 months ago

"harvey milk." Discussed on This Day in History Class

"Hello and welcome to the podcast. I'm tracy the wilson in its november twenty seventh on a stay in nineteen seventy eight san francisco mayor. George mosconi and supervisor harvey milk were assassinated by former supervisor. Dan white white had resigned seventeen days earlier but he had tried to be reinstated as a member of the board of supervisors but while the mayor had initially said that he would be able to return to his job when he made this request. The mayor refused mayor. Mosconi had run on a platform of social progress and inclusion and while in office he hit appointed women and people of color and gay people to government positions white on the other hand had campaigned with the slogan of unites and fight and in one pamphlet he had said quote. I am not going to be forced out of san francisco by splinter groups of radicals social deviants incorrigibles. He had also voted against a gay rights. Ordinance in san francisco. The mayor had seen an opportunity to replace white with somebody who is more in line with his own goals. He had tried to pass a number of reforms before white's resignation and they had consistently failed by one vote so on the day of the murders mayor mosconi was planning to announce white's replacement but on the morning of the twenty seventh white entered the building through a window to bypass metal detectors. He entered moscow office and shot him four times. And then he went into the office of harvey milk in the supervisor's chamber down the hall and shot five times before leaving the building later on. He said that there were others. He had planned to kill it city hall as well. Acting mayor dianne feinstein. Who had been the person to discover harvey. Milk's body made this moment. Quote as president of the board of supervisors. It's my duty to make this announcement. Though th mayor mosconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. The assembled crowd was stunned very vocal and once they were quieted she continued quote. The suspect is supervisor. Dan white whites defense when this came to trial was diminished capacity and that has come into common parlance as the twinkie defense. But that idea is really a myth. There were some mentions of junk foods in one psychiatrist testimony in this trial but it was really about being under huge amount of stress and prone to cycles of depression. So the testimony about junk food. Wasn't that dan white eight a bunch of twinkies and this caused him to commit murder. It was that the junk food based diet was a symptom of his struggling mental health. And that it also exacerbated the existing underlying problems. He was having the twinkie defense. Nickname was spread through news coverage. But doesn't actually describe how junk-food came up in the trial even though he had confessed to the crime and he had reloaded his gun. Before approaching harvey milk then white was found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. He was sentenced to seven years eight months in prison and would ultimately serve a little more than five years. The verdict led to public outrage including what came to be known as the white knight riot and a candlelight march from san francisco's castro district to city hall california later abolished the diminished capacity. Defense in part because of its successful. Use in dan white's trial. He took his own life after getting out of prison. In nineteen eighty five and a lot of ways. The assassination of harvey milk has overshadowed that of mayor mosconi. Milk was one of the first openly. Gay elected officials in the united states and he was a known public figure and activist in san francisco. How or whether homophobia affected whites in the jury's verdict has been debated in the years since all of this happened and milk himself has become a lot more widely known in the context of the gay rights movement

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The George Moscone and Harvey Milk Assassinations

This Day in History Class

04:05 min | 11 months ago

The George Moscone and Harvey Milk Assassinations

"Hello and welcome to the podcast. I'm tracy the wilson in its november twenty seventh on a stay in nineteen seventy eight san francisco mayor. George mosconi and supervisor harvey milk were assassinated by former supervisor. Dan white white had resigned seventeen days earlier but he had tried to be reinstated as a member of the board of supervisors but while the mayor had initially said that he would be able to return to his job when he made this request. The mayor refused mayor. Mosconi had run on a platform of social progress and inclusion and while in office he hit appointed women and people of color and gay people to government positions white on the other hand had campaigned with the slogan of unites and fight and in one pamphlet he had said quote. I am not going to be forced out of san francisco by splinter groups of radicals social deviants incorrigibles. He had also voted against a gay rights. Ordinance in san francisco. The mayor had seen an opportunity to replace white with somebody who is more in line with his own goals. He had tried to pass a number of reforms before white's resignation and they had consistently failed by one vote so on the day of the murders mayor mosconi was planning to announce white's replacement but on the morning of the twenty seventh white entered the building through a window to bypass metal detectors. He entered moscow office and shot him four times. And then he went into the office of harvey milk in the supervisor's chamber down the hall and shot five times before leaving the building later on. He said that there were others. He had planned to kill it city hall as well. Acting mayor dianne feinstein. Who had been the person to discover harvey. Milk's body made this moment. Quote as president of the board of supervisors. It's my duty to make this announcement. Though th mayor mosconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. The assembled crowd was stunned very vocal and once they were quieted she continued quote. The suspect is supervisor. Dan white whites defense when this came to trial was diminished capacity and that has come into common parlance as the twinkie defense. But that idea is really a myth. There were some mentions of junk foods in one psychiatrist testimony in this trial but it was really about being under huge amount of stress and prone to cycles of depression. So the testimony about junk food. Wasn't that dan white eight a bunch of twinkies and this caused him to commit murder. It was that the junk food based diet was a symptom of his struggling mental health. And that it also exacerbated the existing underlying problems. He was having the twinkie defense. Nickname was spread through news coverage. But doesn't actually describe how junk-food came up in the trial even though he had confessed to the crime and he had reloaded his gun. Before approaching harvey milk then white was found guilty of manslaughter rather than murder. He was sentenced to seven years eight months in prison and would ultimately serve a little more than five years. The verdict led to public outrage including what came to be known as the white knight riot and a candlelight march from san francisco's castro district to city hall california later abolished the diminished capacity. Defense in part because of its successful. Use in dan white's trial. He took his own life after getting out of prison. In nineteen eighty five and a lot of ways. The assassination of harvey milk has overshadowed that of mayor mosconi. Milk was one of the first openly. Gay elected officials in the united states and he was a known public figure and activist in san francisco. How or whether homophobia affected whites in the jury's verdict has been debated in the years since all of this happened and milk himself has become a lot more widely known in the context of the gay rights movement

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Cleve Jones: Queer Spaces After COVID-19

LGBTQ&A

06:04 min | 1 year ago

Cleve Jones: Queer Spaces After COVID-19

"The reality is that the Gayborhood are going away. So, if you look at San, Francisco's Castro district or Seattle's Capitol Hill or Washington DC's Dupont circle or boys town in Chicago West Hollywood or anywhere you want to look lavender Heights in Sacramento wherever you look where there's a defined gay neighborhood. It's not just a place where there's bars though bar life has always been an important part of our culture. It's where very important things happen. I is political power. When we are concentrated in specific precinct gives us the power to elect our own public office the the power to defeat our opponents, the power to pass legislation that directly affects our lives in our wellbeing. As we are dispersed. We lose that power. Another super important part of it was the cultural vitality look at all the amazing stuff that's come out of West Hollywood that's come out of my neighborhood I mean it's no coincidence that the rainbow flag and the First Gay Synagogue and the First Gay Film Festival and the Aids Memorial Quilt and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence all were born in the Castro because there's that magic that happens when creative people when choreographers and filmmakers dancers and deejays and painters. Are All in that same area and I. Know that collaboration can occur very effectively online but there's nothing like the magic of face to face contact close proximity for that cultural vitality, and then the third thing that's at risk are the specialized social services for our most vulnerable population. So. Whether we're talking about people like myself who are getting old long term survivors of HIV or queer kids trans kids who were fleeing trump's America where do they go? They can't come to the Castro a little crappy studio apartment in the Castro is going to cost you twenty, five, hundred dollars a month. So this is the reality that nobody's really quite talking about that that community that has given so much and strengthened us in inspired US moved. US forward. Being threatened and there's many factors technology. Many. People will say, Oh, well, we can live anywhere. We want. No, you can't. Tell me that try it. You know go to Duluth and walk down main street and hold hands no offense to duluth or any other city. You Might WanNa try doing that outside of a gayborhood. So we need these these spaces they're important and we need to figure out what's our next move? Do you have a solution. There's no easy solution but yeah, when people say oh, cleave. Cities Change well. Thank you for that brilliant observation. Yes. Of course, it has changed but we want to. Be Thinking about that change and the big factor is that cities have changed in a way. That's profoundly new. For generations since the industrial revolution, the cities were the place where refugees went immigrants, Bohemians, counterculture people, artists, homosexuals, and all these people of all these different backgrounds and ethnicities genders would you know create this these cauldrons of creativity and and they would climb their way up the economic ladder move out to the suburbs and that was really accelerated in the Post Warrior the nineteen fifties, the nineteen sixties, nineteen seventies, the phenomenon of white flight. So when I got to San Francisco, the population of that city had been declining steadily since the end of World War Two and we were able to go into these neighborhoods that had been largely abandoned by the working class immigrants that had built them originally. And create what we created I on Polk Street. Then on Castro and folsom street hate streets you know he's really vibrant communities. These are now some of the most expensive neighborhoods in the world. So the district that gave us Harvey Milk. is now inhabited increasingly by wide heterosexual gendered millionaires when you arrived in San. Francisco, you had a sleeping bag and a couple of shirts and forty two dollars and you were welcomed into this guy's home. You would never met who was not expecting you. It was an address you have from a friend and there was a safe place to live and to get on your feet. Even, if it's not as San Francisco, like that mentality is so unique. I think that's pretty much now partly because it's just so difficult to survive. So the young people I meet in their early twenty S. You know these and of course San Francisco, it's all tech And there's a lot of anger towards the tech invaders but I have a lot of empathy and. Real concern for them because first of all, most of them are working sixty seventy hours a week. They have no job security. There would never use the the phrase exploited workers to describe themselves but are blanche you are but I think also back then and especially in San Francisco it was still Kinda Hippie dippy. And it was very counterculture. It was very communal. And everybody was kind of expected and really encouraged to contribute in some way. You didn't necessarily have to be all that good at what you did, but you needed to do something whether it was a drag show or video or film or A. Poetry contest or something there was A. There was a real nurturing of people's creative pulses and a lot of support for there was so many places I knew where if I was hungry I just show up and there would be every night. There would be a communal potluck dinner. There were probably six or seven of those households within a few blocks of where I was living on Castro Street. So I never went hungry.

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Michael Krasny talks to Lillian Faderman about Harvey Milk

Forum

03:06 min | 3 years ago

Michael Krasny talks to Lillian Faderman about Harvey Milk

"Welcome to forum i'm michael krasny lillian inflator men's new biography of harvey milk looks beyond his iconic status as san francisco's first openly gay supervisor and delves into the musings and misadventures brought him to california harvey milk has lives and death explores milk's career in theatre his stint in the navy has days working on wall street and lillian fadiman is also the author of the gay revolution a history about the struggle for gay and lesbian rights in fetterman welcome back to forum thank you michael thank you for having me glad to have you it's been probably about twenty years twenty years i think is delighted to because you're in i mean harvey is an i no doubt about you sort of an icon to in many ways international and much recognized acclaimed scholar of lgbt history and literature and someone the chronicle of higher education said as a mother of lesbian as also musing about how kind of strange it would be for harvey milk where your life today to try to keep up with all the changes in terms of gender identity and sexual identity in the fluidity and the kind of morphing and mutating that we've been through but let's talk about harvey milk today's excuse me tomorrow is a day to celebrate harvey milk set aside for that purpose and i was thinking about asking you first about his radicalization because he really had nothing to do with stonewall flyer inviting them to a homosexual as the word was then a homosexual lecture and he told harvey about it and harvey was shocked harvey said you shouldn't do that you'll upset those people so much your advertising that their homosexual so harvey was very different in the early nineteen sixties than the man he became in the seventy s very different is putting a model was i was a goldwater supporter i me like the libertarian more than maybe he liked the republicanism buddy was also kind of a i think was wandering jew he was going all over the place looking for an identity but working in so many different ways that you wouldn't expect he was a teacher but he's also in the navy and he was doing production work around broadway with things like jesus christ superstar we learn from your book and hello dolly at hair and and the reality an investment banker i mean these are the sorts of things you don't identify with harvey milk yes and that's why i call it the lives and death of harvey milk was so many different people but i think that in each of those various harvey's he learned something and he used all of that as a politician i i think he finally found himself in the last five years of his life but he took a long time searching for who the real harvey was and it was only in san francisco that the real harvey emerged but even in san francisco you think harvey milk with that camera store has which was a hang out and castro street and suddenly a number of years later one of the hundred most significant men in america according to our people in america human beings in america according to time magazine it's it's a it's an extraordinary story in a quantum jump and let's talk about the beginnings of that i

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