Stuart Milk on Continuing his Uncle's Legacy and the Importance of Teaching LGBT History

Stuart Milk is a global LGBT human rights activist and political speaker. He’s also the nephew of the late US civil rights campaigner Harvey Milk. Stuart’s Uncle Harvey was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, and was responsible for passing a gay rights ruling for the city of San […]

LGBT History Festival a 'Tremendous Achievement'

History was literally made in February when Schools OUT United Kingdom marked LGBT History Month with the first ever National LGBT History Festival. The second What is and How to Do LGBT History? academic conference combined with the Festival Hub which was open to the general public and free were held simultaneously at three separate […]

Stuart Milk Hands Honorary Professorship to Sue Sanders at Historic Event

LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders is now and Emeritus Professor thanks to The Harvey Milk Institute. The lifelong equalities campaigner was visibly delighted as she took the award from Stuart Milk, the US lifelong equalities campaigner who has travelled the globe supporting LGBT people and their rights. The couple met at an equalities conference […]

Schools Film Competition – Out And Inspirational

Schools Film Competition – Out And Inspirational
We have the rules finalised for our film competition. We’re asking schools around the country to make a short film about a British LGBT rights campaigner, combined with the life of inspirational US campaigner Harvey Milk. The film is being run in conjunction with The Harvey Milk Foundation. Closing date 20th July 2014.

US Postal Service to issue Harvey Milk stamp

US Postal Service to issue Harvey Milk stamp – Thirty-five years after Harvey Milk made history as California’s first openly gay elected leader, he’s closing in on another historical first.
The U.S. Postal Service has said that the late San Francisco supervisor and civil rights leader will join the likes of John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson by being recognized with a commemorative stamp – an honor that had apparently never before gone to an openly gay politician.

José Julio Sarria: December 22, 1922 – August 19, 2013

One of America’s gay rights pioneering leaders, José Julio Sarria, passed away quietly in his home in New Mexico this morning. He was 91. Mr. Sarria was a proud World War II veteran and the very first openly gay candidate to run for public office in North America. He was a candidate for the San […]

UK Campaigner Tell Lithuania Harvey Milk Was one of Theirs

A tireless campaigner for Pride celebrations  in central and eastern Europe has shown LGBT Lithuanians can now claim Harvey Milk as one of their foreparents. Claire Dimyon, MBE and founder of Pride Solidarity, went to Vilnius this year to celebrate the man’s achievements in the USA and to demonstrate that his grandparents moved to the […]