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Thirty years later, Harvey lives on

Last night the news that New Hampshire had passed a marriage-equality bill to legalize same-sex marriage in January didn’t even lead the stories. This turn of events — the sixth state to pass this historic civil-rights legislation — is now just part of the rolling stone of social justice happening in our country and worldwide. I can’t think of a better present for Harvey Milk — late by a few days, or several decades, depending on your point of view, but a lovely gift all the same.

I have several copies of this flyer in my personal collection; I vaguely remember handing out this flyer, back in 1979. (I don’t remember the actual celebration, though I did read about it when I did primary research for my essay, “David, Just as he Was,” published a couple of years ago in White Crane.) I was reminded of it when I heard that there is a move afoot to make Harvey’s birthday a holiday. I heartily support this idea — but for me, it always has been one.

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  1. Alice Sneary wrote:

    We citizens of New Hampshire are proud that our legislature finally got one right. We love our Bishop Gene Robinson, too!

    Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  2. Dinah PHillips wrote:

    Santa Cruz Board of Supes will act next Tuesday to support legislation regarding Harvey’s birthday. They are being very good allies!

    Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Permalink
  3. It is a time of wonders we are living in.

    Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Permalink
  4. It is a time of wonders we are living in.

    Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Permalink
  5. It is a time of duplicate posts I am living in

    Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
  6. Vote early and vote often!

    Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Permalink
  7. Maia Schneider wrote:

    California, California…regressive at best.

    Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

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