In the mail

harveymilkThe White House celebrated Harvey Milk Day on May 22 with the dedication of the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp. On Wednesday May 28 the public is invited to attend the 3:30 p.m.
dedication ceremony at City Hall in San Francisco.

The stamp image is based on a circa 1977 black-and-white photograph of Milk in front of his Castro Street Camera store in San Francisco taken by Daniel Nicoletta of Grants Pass, Oregon.

Milk was a visionary leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977.

The postal service said Milk’s “achievements gave hope and confidence to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in the United States and elsewhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination.”

Milk believed that government should represent all citizens, ensuring equality and providing needed services.

 

 

I AM HARVEY MILK

Harvey Milk In front of his Castro Street Camera Store, circa 1977

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month we applaud Danny Nicoletta and the San Francisco Gay Mens’ Chorus world premier of Andrew Lippa’s I AM HARVEY MILK. The operetta debuts in San Francisco June 26, 27, and 28th. Three nights only! Nicoletta’s work is featured in the video part of the production in this phenomenal tribute to Milk.

Nourse Auditorium
201-299 Hayes Street
June 26, 27, 28th
For tickets.

We are proud!

We are always feelin’ the pride but feelin’ extra specially proud this weekend as the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation.

Daniel Nicoletta has been chronicling the queer culture since the 1970’s. Beginning in 1975 he worked at Castro Camera and befriended Harvey Milk and Scott Smith.

In this spirited photo he presents Harmodius and Hoti at the Castro Street Fair,
August 1975.

For a Pride Guide schedule of events.