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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo renamed four squares and streets in Paris’ gay neighborhood of Marais to honor four LGBTQ icons. Honored by the city this year is Harvey Milk, Pierre Seel, Ovida Delect, and Gilbert Baker. The four new additions add to more than 40 LGBTQ people so honored since Hidalgo was elected in 2014. Baker’s plaque also resides in yet another location renamed this year: the newly-christened Stonewall Riots Square.  “With Wednesday’s inauguration of Harvey Milk square, Ovida Delect square, Stonewall...

It was an unlikely partnership. George Moscone was a straight Catholic school graduate who grew up in an Italian-American neighborhood in San Francisco, handsome and naturally charming, a lawyer who first ran for office at age 30. Harvey Milk was the gay, Long Island-born son of Jewish parents, teased as a child for his prominent ears, a brash camera shop owner who didn’t run for office until his 40s. Yet the two men found that not only did they like each...

The first L.A. Pride Parade was held on June 28, 1970, in commemoration of the previous year’s Stonewall Riots. It was one of the first cities in the world to host a parade advocating for LGBTQ rights and progressive political change. The parade takes place in West Hollywood and is organized by the Christopher Street West Association, founded by Reverend Troy Perry and two of his friends, Mr. Morris Kight and Reverend Bob Humphries. Before the first parade, Perry said that...

On November 27, 1978, Dan White walked into San Francisco City Hall with a loaded gun. Moments later, Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, a politician and gay rights activist, had been murdered. White was convicted six months later, not of first degree murder, but of voluntary manslaughter. He received a sentence of seven years and eight months in prison. His lawyers argued that Whites’ mental state had been impaired due to depression and excessive fast food consumption. The trial of...
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Get that Pride Flag ready… Landing in San Francisco is about to get a whole lot more colourful. San Francisco International Airport have officially announced plans to rename their Terminal 1 in honour of Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay elected official in America back in 1977. As we all know, within a year the activist and Mayor George Moscone were shot and killed by ex-Supervisor Dan White in City Hall. Former City Supervisor David Campos introduced the idea of...
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The group will visit Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee with a message of equality and dignity. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) will celebrate the start of its 40th season with The Lavender Pen Tour, a series of performances taking place across five Southern states, October 7-15. According to a statement from the organization, their hope is “to take its message and music on the road to promote universal equality and inclusiveness, and the value in...
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Oscar winner writer and producer Dustin Lance Black seems to be the happiest man, out and proud, with a successful career and a great fiance. However, things were not always so bright for Lance. Growing up in a Mormon family, in a culture that told him he would go to hell for loving men, it was hard for Lance. Lance spoke for Loud and Proud series and revealed details about his childhood, how he discovered his sexuality and faced a...

Controversial changes can only occur through some kind of social mutiny and sometimes these social acts become one man’s personal struggle with the system and the world. the-dissident.eu His name was Harvey Bernard Milk and he was the one who decided that man makes society and not the other way around. Milk wrote history when he was elected as the first gay component of the San Francisco County Board Supervisors, a thing that was unheard of before. The words that he...

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Today this video blog became viral. John Barrowman, a star of “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and  TV’s Arrow, shot his daily video blog near the swimming pool. His...

A revealing photo of Britney Spears’ boyfriend is getting everyone’s attention. Shared on Twitter earlier this week, the image shows model Sam Asghari posing for...