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 
In California, Harvey Milk Day is recognized by the state's government as a day of special significance for public schools. The day was established by the California legislature and signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009 following the success of the award-winning feature film Milk retracing Milk's life.
Legislative history 
See also 
- ^ Equality California: Legislature Approves Harvey Milk Day
- ^ 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". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media Limited). 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: Equality California (EQCA).
- ^ 2009 "Legislation - SB 572, Harvey Milk Day". California: Equality California (EQCA).
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