Celebrating Harvey Milk’s Legacy and Continuing the Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Rights

With Stuart Milk of the Harvey Milk Foundation, Jaimie Krass of Keshet, and Paul Golin of Society for Humanistic Judaism/Jews for a Secular Democracy

Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official in the history of California when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Tragically, Milk was assassinated along with mayor of San Francisco George Moscone on November 27, 1978. A close friend remembered him as “very much a cultural Jew…. proud of being both Jewish and gay. He loved what Judaism and tikkun olam was about.”

During this webinar, we celebrate the life and legacy of Harvey Milk and looking to the future of LGBTQ+ advocacy with current leaders and advocates:

Stuart Milk is an international human rights activist, LGBT rights speaker, government relations consultant, and youth advocate. He is the co-founder and Executive Chair of the all-volunteer Harvey Milk Foundation. As the nephew of Harvey Milk, the iconic civil rights leader, Stuart has taken his uncle’s message of authenticity, example of courage, and the power of collaboration onto the global stage supporting local, regional, and national human rights struggles and emerging LGBT communities on five continents.

Jaimie Krass is Director of Youth Programs at Keshet: For LGBTQ equality in Jewish life. She brings a decade of creative curriculum design experience, an innovative spirit, crisis management skills, and boundless energy to this holy work of building a more just, affirming, and celebratory world for LGBTQ+ Jewish youth.

  • Harvey Milk Foundation:
  • Keshet, for LGBTQ Equality in Jewish Life:
  • Society for Humanistic Judaism:
  • Jews for a Secular Democracy:

Mentioned during the webinar:

  • Family Acceptance Project at SFSU:
  • Harvey Milk Interview with Juana:

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