Harvey Milk Day is organized by the Harvey Milk Foundation and celebrated each year held May 22 in memory of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist assassinated in 1978.
California Day of Special Significance [ edit ]
In California, Harvey Milk Day is recognized by the state's government as a day of special significance for public schools.
[1 ] The day was established by the California legislature and signed into law by Governor [2 ] Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009 following the success of the award-winning feature film [3 ] retracing Milk's life. Milk [4 ] [5 ]
Legislative history [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Equality California: Legislature Approves Harvey Milk Day". Commondreams.org. 2008-08-05 . Retrieved 2013-12-05.
^ Kristin Weigle, Harvey Milk Day: Chapter 626 Gives a Controversial Figure's Birthday Special Significance for California Public Schools, 41 McGeorge Law Review 558 (2010)
^ Thompson, Don (October 12, 2009). "Schwarzenegger creates day honoring Harvey Milk". Associated Press.
^ Tran, Mark (October 13, 2009). "Arnold Schwarzenegger signs law establishing Harvey Milk Day: California governor's move honours Harvey Milk, gay politician shot dead in 1978". (Guardian News and Media Limited) The Guardian . Retrieved 2010-11-06.
^ "Gay Rights Activist Milk Honoured". ( BBC News United Kingdom: BBC). October 12, 2009.
^ 2008 "Legislation - AB 2567, Harvey Milk Day". California: (EQCA). Equality California
^ 2009 "Legislation - SB 572, Harvey Milk Day". California: (EQCA). Equality California
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