HARVEY MILK DIVERSITY BREAKFAST HONOREES NAMED
April 22, 2013 – SAN DIEGO – The San Diego LGBT Community Center and the San Diego Human Relations Commission are pleased to announce that on Friday, May 24, at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton, more than 1,000 San Diegans who support equality and justice will gather in celebration of Harvey Milk's memory at the Fifth Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. As a featured part of the event, we will honor two amazing leaders who have inspired us in the tradition of Harvey Milk.
This year’s breakfast will be emceed by Mayor Bob Filner and his first lady Bronwyn Ingram. In addition, for the first time a Naval honor guard will present the colors for the national anthem.
The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast seeks to bring together all San Diegans who support equality and justice in celebration of the life and work of Harvey Milk.
2013 Harvey Milk Lifetime Leadership Award – Honorable Barbara Roberts
Former governor Barbara Roberts’ groundbreaking role as the first female governor of Oregon – after serving as the first woman elected as majority leader of the Oregon House of Representatives – gives her unique insight into turning the tide of history. Her long-term, outspoken support of LGBT equality and her continual pursuit of social justice make her a wonderful example for all those who fight for civil rights.
About Harvey Milk
When he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, Harvey Milk (1930-1978) became one of the first openly gay men to be elected to public office in the United States. On election night, Harvey Milk reminded his supporters: "This is not my victory – it's yours. If a gay man can win, it proves that there is hope for all minorities who are willing to fight." He was assassinated (along with Mayor George Moscone) on November 27, 1978, only eleven months after taking office. Although he did not live to see his dreams fulfilled, the example of his life and his leadership have made him an important national symbol for the struggle for human rights and freedom of expression.
Sponsor List (as of April 15)
Gay San Diego
G. Joyce Rowland and Pamela Morgan
Candace Carroll & Len Simon
San Diego Community College District
Bank Of America
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest