09:12 | 19th May 2019

News: World

Wed 19 Jan, 2011
By Sam Bristowe

We are honored to partner with The Trevor Project in offering this important resource for LGBT youth across the nation from such a historic location

Latest Headlines

Gay Soldiers shouldnt command troops say's Brazillian General.

A Brazilian general’s comment that gay soldiers should not be allowed to command troops sparked fierce criticism today from gay rights groups and a national lawyers’ organisation that champions human rights


Sarah Jessica Parker has given away her tickets to the Sex and the City 2 premier in a bid to raise money for equal LGBT rights.

Five arrested in Kenya over gay wedding

Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding, a local official said.

Prop 8 to be made into a film

Seeking to overcome a broadcast blackout imposed by the US Supreme Court, a pair of Los Angeles filmmakers have undertaken the task of faithfully recreating the federal trial on California’s same-sex marriage ban for the internet – all 60-plus hours of it; every “um,” “yes, your honour” and “objection!”

Two gay non-profit organisations make use of Harvey Milk Store

  • Send aticle to a friend
  • Send your Comments

The nation's largest gay rights group announced Tuesday that it plans to share the San Francisco storefront where Harvey Milk waged his historic political campaign with a nonprofit that provides suicide prevention services for gay youth.

The deal is aimed at quelling a tempest over the slain gay rights leader's old stomping grounds.

The Human Rights Campaign said it would donate $10,000USD a year and space inside the site of Milk's old Castro Camera to The Trevor Project, which plans to run a crisis hotline there. The deal will continue for as long as the Washington, D.C.-based organizsation leases the store.

"We are honored to partner with The Trevor Project in offering this important resource for LGBT youth across the nation from such a historic location," HRC President Joe Solmonese said.
Milk became the first openly gay man to win political office in a major U.S. city when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.

In the more than three decades since he was assassinated at City Hall along with Mayor George Moscone, the building also has housed a clothing store, a beauty supply shop and a housewares emporium.

Underscoring the tensions within various factions of the gay rights movement, some of Milk's friends and admirers had complained last month when the Human Rights Campaign announced it was opening a gift shop and information center at the retail site where Milk worked during the 1970s.

They said the organization's philosophy of incremental progress ran counter to Milk's uncompromising message of gay pride. AIDS Memorial Quilt founder Cleve Jones, who campaigned for and worked with Milk, said last month that an organisation serving gay youth would be a more fitting to Milk's memory.

Jones applauded the agreement HRC struck with The Trevor Project.

"It is wonderful that Harvey's message of hope will again emanate from the site of Castro Camera," he said. "He spoke often of our responsibility to our young people and experienced firsthand the pain of losing loved ones to suicide.... I think he'd approve."

HRC plans to stock the store with clothing and household items bearing its logo, as well as merchandize carrying Milk's words and image. Solmonese said a portion of the proceeds will go to a local elementary school named in Milk's honor and the GLBT Historical Society.


Back to previous page