Oh, hell yes! Cleve Jones, the legendary LGBT activist is coming to speak at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Student Union tonight. Sometimes, Orange County, sometimes we're not sleeping under the rock of social unawareness! The location is even sort of a tip of the hat to his mentor, Harvey Milk, who d ... More >>
It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>
Over the weekend, LGBT folks and their breeder pals celebrated Harvey Milk Day in downtown SanTana with a free fair that was--you know it!--fabulous! It was a positive end to a crappy week that saw various gay rights groups go before the Orange County Board of Supervisors last Monday and ask them to ... More >>
Oh, how we love to hate our public school teachers in Orange County, those indoctrinators of our young with radical ideas of feeling good about yourself, about learning about Cesar Chavez and Harvey Milk. Why can't it be like the good old days, goes conservative Orange County thought, those days whe ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 10, 7:11 P.M.: Activists seeking an Orange County Board of Supervisors proclamation recognizing slain gay icon and San Francisco County Supervisor Harvey Milk's May 22 birthday received slightly more than the sound of crickets we predicted earlier today."It was great!" Linda May of th ... More >>
Based on a true story.Various conservative-types flipped their lids (closet doors?) when, last year, the governor and the state legislature approved giving the late, gay San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk his own holiday: May 22.So how are you going to be spending your very first Harvey Mi ... More >>
Where's the gay love?Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger surprisingly flip-flopped on his previous opposition and signed the state Senate bill establishing May 22 as "Harvey Milk Day," much to the chagrin of the Orange County Board of Education. Ken Williams, who was president of the board when it vot ... More >>
Wikipedia.orgHarvey MilkThe life of Harvey Milk may have inspired several Bay Area politicians, millions of Americans and the Oscar-winning performance by actor Sean Penn, but a day dedicated to the life of the first openly gay man elected to public office in California is too much for the Orange ... More >>
Disappointed in today's ruling upholding Prop. 8's effort to block future gay marriages in California, the leadership of two Orange County gay organizations accused the California Supreme Court of "acting out of fear of political retribution" from religious right."Today is a sad day for equality," s ... More >>
Thanks to Paul Cook-Giles for pointing out that I missed the real OC-connected news with regards to the upcoming California Supreme Court decision on a challenge to Proposition 8. While Gloria Allred's press conference is cool and all, you might be better served by going to OC Equality Coalition's " ... More >>
This past Tuesday night at the Edwards South Coast Village in Santa Ana, and an Orange County Film Society-sponsored advance screening of the new Gus Van Zant-directed, Sean Penn-starring Harvey Milk biopic, simply titled Milk.
Go ahead and Google the name if you must -- it's not like Harvey's st ... More >>
If so, be sure to vote for 'em at The Advocate's 40th Anniversary Heroes poll. Forty GLBT faces will be selected for the anniv. issue.
Some folks on the list:
Elton John, Ian McKellen, Harvey Milk, and former OC boy, the Rev. Mel White.