The Post Office has unveiled the stamp design showcasing gay rights activist Harvey Milk, to be released on May 22, coinciding with Harvey Milk Day.
Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician in California, was shot and killed along with San Francisco mayor George Moscone, on Nov. 27, 1978. He was 48 at the time of his death by a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has good news and bad news about marriage in Michigan. One Missouri lawmaker is taking a stand for equality. We have more good news from national polling. And five couples in Mississippi requested marriage licenses last week. What happened next will probably not surprise you.
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Agency for International Development has sent a signal to grant recipients in Uganda that it will consider delaying major initiatives in response to the Anti-Homosexuality Act.
On Feb. 28, four days after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed legislation into law imposing up to a lifetime sentence for homosexuality and required LGBT be reported to police, USAID Mission Director Leslie Reed sent a memo entitled, “USG [U.S. Government] Response to enactment of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.”
“I am informing you that all external events, ribbon cuttings, workshops, launches, and/or program close-outs now require USAID/Uganda pre-approval,” Reed wrote.
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The Boston Beer Company, brewer of Sam Adams beer, has dropped its sponsorship of the South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade due to the ongoing controversy over the exclusion of gay and lesbian parade marchers. The company released a statement, which has been posted on the MassEquality website:
“We have been participating in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade for nearly a decade and have also supported the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast year after year. We’ve done so because of the rich history of the event and to support veterans who have done so much for this country.
We were hopeful that both sides of this issue would be able to come to an agreement that would allow everyone, regardless of orientation, to participate in the parade. But given the current status of the negotiations, we realize this may not be possible.
We share these sentiments with Mayor Walsh, Congressman Lynch and others and therefore we will not participate in this year’s parade. We will continue to support Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and her St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. We wish her all the best in her historic stewardship of this tradition.”
Let’s raise a pint of Sam Adams to the Boston Beer Company!