February's General Membership Meeting


When: Tuesday, February 19th from 7 to 9pm.

Where: The Women's Building at 3543 18th Street.

Facebook Event Page is here.

February's General Meeting is the last opportunity you have to renew your Membership before it might expire! If your Membership expires after the meeting adjourns, you will lose voting privileges for perhaps as long as three months.

Or you can renew here: https://harveymilkclub.nationbuilder.com/donate

Our agenda includes:
1) A presentation from the president and the announcement of board nominations.
2) Community outreach work efforts from Joseph Adkins.
3) An update on efforts to create a public bank.
4) An update on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) data collection issues from Tom Temprano.
5) A presentation from Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego).
6) A presentation on the dangers of herbicides used in SF.
7) A homelessness panel and discussion.
8) A discussion on conservatorship (SB1045).
9) Committee reports from the Vice Presidents.
10) A report on mediation efforts regarding 2019's board elections.
11) Open forum: A discussion lead by the Membership.
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2019 Milk Club Board of Officers


Congratulations to the new 2019 Milk Club Board!

President: Kevin Bard

Vice-President for Internal Affairs: Reid Coggins

Vice President for Political Affairs: Gabriela Alemán

Vice President of Events and Fundraising: Brad Chapin

Treasurer: vacant

Executive Board for Internal Affairs: MacKenzie Ewing

Executive Board for Political Affairs: Tab Buckner

Executive Board for Outreach: Kaylah Paige Williams

Executive Board for Events and Fundraising (Seat #1): Jackie Thornhill

Executive Board for Events and Fundraising (Seat #2): Stephen Torres

Executive Board for Organizing: vacant

Correspondent: Lee Hepner

Recorder: Janice Li

Immediate Past Presidents: Honey Mahogany & Carolina Morales

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2019 Board Nomination Process


The Milk Club will be holding its elections for its 2019 Board Members on Tuesday, January 15th at 7pm at The Women's Building. So mark your calendars.

We look forward to seeing and hearing from all of the candidates at our January General Membership Meeting. And stay tuned for more details about Tuesday's overall agenda.

Keep in mind that write-in candidates may also run for any of the following offices the day of the election. Here is the final list of official nominees:

One President or Two Co-Presidents:
1) Carlo Gomez Arteaga & Honey Mahogany
2) Kevin Bard

Vice-President for Internal Affairs:
1) Reid Coggins

Vice President for Political Affairs:
1) Gabriela Alemán

Vice President of Events and Fundraising:
1) Brad Chapin
2) Terra Haywood

1) Moisés García
2) Kate Usher

Executive Board for Internal Affairs:
1) MacKenzie Ewing

Executive Board for Political Affairs:
1) Tab Buckner

Executive Board for Outreach:
1) Rexy Amaral
2) Kaylah Paige Williams

Executive Board for Events and Fundraising (Seat #1):
1) Melanie Ampon
2) Jackie Thornhill

Executive Board for Events and Fundraising (Seat #2):
1) Jessica Etheridge
2) Stephen Torres

Executive Board for Organizing:
1) Naomi Fierro
2) Edward Wright

1) Lee Hepner
2) Miriam Myers

1) Janice Li

For any candidate or set of candidates to win office, the winner or winners must receive at least 50% + 1 votes of all ballots cast, even in uncontested races. Approval voting shall be used in Tuesday's election, meaning that voters may cast votes for any and all candidates in a particular race that they happen to support. You will not be punished for over-voting.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your Membership and your voting eligibility, feel free to email us at [email protected]. Or join or renew here.

See you at the queerest board elections in town!

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Milk Club Annual Holigay Fete


Where: The STUD at 399 9th Street.

When: Saturday, December 8th from 4pm to 8pm.

What a year it has been! We are so grateful for this awesome community and the relentless work we’ve done together in fighting the oppressive moves of our current bigot in chief. In the wake of our recent midterm elections, we’re still celebrating our victories and feeling the losses. Please join us as we bid adieu to 2018 and gear up for what is ahead. 

Food will be provided, your favorite bartenders keeping your glass filled at the cash bar, and a photo booth for those ready to strike a pose!

Wrapping up the party, we’ll get down to a little business with a quick agenda, including the official kickoff of 2019's Milk Club Board nominations. Check back for details soon!

This party is open to all, please invite your friends and family (over 21 of course). We look forward to seeing you there!

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40 Years: Remembering Harvey Milk & George Moscone


When: Tuesday, November 27th from 7-10pm

Where: Harvey Milk Plaza

In November of 1978, bookending the Thanksgiving holiday, the city of San Francisco and the world was changed forever. The double horror of the tragedy at Jonestown, followed by the slaying of Harvey Milk and George Moscone was a crushing trauma to the heart and soul of San Francisco, and yet in that darkness we rose together in candlelight not only to remember those we had lost but to strengthen and galvanize ourselves to give them voice to continue their fight and and vision for the future.

“It was one of the most eloquent expressions of a community's response to violence that I've ever seen, and I think that we as lesbians and gay men, and all the straight people who were marching with us that night - and there were thousands - I think we said it. I think we sent a message to the nation that night about what our immediate response was - not violence, but a certain respect for Harvey and a deep... a deep... regret and feeling of tragedy about it, because Moscone had been our friend as well.”- Sally Miller Gearhart

In honour of that same eloquent response, the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club invites all to join us in quiet reflection from those who knew these great advocates of social justice at Harvey Milk Plaza. Following this, we will walk in candlelight to the steps of City Hall where current community leadership will echo their vision, just as those who were there did that warm November night in 1978.

Performances will offered by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus and members of the San Francisco Opera Company.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club is cancelling our November General Membership Meeting in honor of the upcoming Transgender Day or Remembrance.

Please join us there. Here are the details:

Tuesday, November 20, San Francisco
Louis B . Mayer Auditorium, UC Hastings College of Law, 
198 McAllister Street, San Francisco

5:30pm- 6:00pm / March from City Hall to UC Hastings
6:00pm- 8:00pm / TDOR program at UC Hastings
8:00pm-9:00pm / Short reception with light refreshments


Invocation by Holy Old Man Bull
New Voices Bay Area Ensemble
Guest Speakers


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Endorsements for November 2019


Our November 2018 endorsement slate is here below!

If you are a candidate for office outside of San Francisco and would like to be considered for an endorsement, feel free to download a questionnaire here and email the completed version to both [email protected] and [email protected] by 11:59 pm on September 9th.

We will be meeting, interviewing, and voting on candidates running for office in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond and other places on September 11th from 7-9pm at 447 29th Street in Oakland. Parking lot and conference room is behind the building on the left-hand side. The building is wheelchair accessible and closest to 19th Street BART.

The non-SF candidate questionnaires that we have received are listed below our list of current endorsements for the November 2018 election:

U.S. Senate: Kevin de Leon
U.S. Congress 12: Nancy Pelosi
U.S. Congress 14: Jackie Speier

Governor: no position
Lieutenant Governor: Eleni Kounalakis
Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
CA Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
State Treasurer: Fiona Ma (under review, pending possible rescission)
State Controller: Betty Yee
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
Board of Equalization 2: Malia Cohen
CA State Assembly 15: Jovanka Beckles
CA State Assembly 17: no position
CA State Assembly 19: Phil Ting

District 2 Supervisor: no position
District 4 Supervisor: Gordon Mar
District 6 Supervisor: Matt Haney
District 8: Rafael Mandelman
District 10 Supervisor: #1 Tony Kelly, #2 Shamann Walton
School Board: Alison Collins, Gabriela Lopez, Mia Satya
Community College Board: Brigitte Davila, John Rizzo, Thea Selby
Public Defender: Jeff Adachi
Assessor-Recorder: no position
District 8 BART Board: Janice Li

Proposition 1 (Veteran Housing): Yes
Proposition 2 (Homelessness Prevention): Yes
Proposition 3 (Water Bond): no position
Proposition 4 (Children's Hospital Bond): Yes
Proposition 5 (Property Transfer Tax): No
Proposition 6 (Gas Tax Repeal): No
Proposition 7 (Daylight Savings Time): Yes
Proposition 8 (Limits on Dialysis Clinics' Revenue): Yes
Proposition 10 (Costa-Hawkins Repeal): Yes
Proposition 11 (Ambulance Workers On-Call At Breaks): No
Proposition 12 (Less Farm Animal Confinement): Yes

Measure A (Seawall Bond): Yes
Measure B (City Privacy Guidelines): Yes
Measure C (Our City, Our Home): Yes
Measure D (Cannabis Business Tax): Yes
Measure E (Hotel Tax Spending for the Arts): Yes


Milk Club PAC Questionnaires for the November 2018 Election (Outside of SF):

Berkeley City Council (D1) - Igor Tregub

Berkeley City Council (D4) - Kate Harrison

Berkeley City Council (D7) - Rigel Robinson Part 1 & Part 2

Berkeley City Council (D8) - Mary Kay Lacey (Ranked-Choice Voting, up to three choices.)

Berkeley City Council (D8) - Alfred Twu (LGBTQ) (Ranked-Choice Voting, up to three choices.)

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board - Soli Alpert (Five seats are open.)

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board - James Chang (LGBTQ)  (Five seats are open.)

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board - Paola Laverde (Five seats are open.)

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board - Maria Poblet (LGBTQ) (Five seats are open.)

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board - John Selawsky (Five seats are open.)

Fremont City Council (D4) - Justin Sha (LGBTQ)

Fremont School Board - Dianne Jones

Oakland Mayor - Cat Brooks

Oakland City Council (D2) - Nikki Fortunato Bas (Ranked-Choice Voting, up to three choices.)

Oakland City Council (D2) - Abel Guillen (LGBTQ) (Ranked-Choice Voting, up to three choices.)

Oakland City Council (D4) - Pam Harris (LGBTQ) (Ranked-Choice Voting, up to three choices.)

Oakland City Council (D4) - Sheng Thao (Ranked-Choice Voting, up to three choices.)

Oakland City Council (D6) - Desley Brooks (Ranked-Choice Voting, up to three choices.)

Oakland City Council (D6) - Marlo Rodriguez (LGBTQ) (Ranked-Choice Voting, up to three choices.)

Richmond City Council - Ada Recinos


Milk Club PAC Questionnaires for the November 2018 Election:

D2 Supervisor - Schuyler Hudak

D2 Supervisor - Nick Josefowitz

D2 Supervisor - Catherine Stefani

D4 Supervisor - Jessica Ho

D4 Supervisor - Adam Kim

D4 Supervisor - Gordon Mar

D4 Supervisor - Trevor McNeil

D10 Supervisor - Gloria Berry

D10 Supervisor - Theo Ellington

D10 Supervisor - Tony Kelly

D10 Supervisor - Shamann Walton

School Board - Monica Chinchilla

School Board - Alison Collins

School Board - Alida Fisher

School Board - Phil Kim

School Board - Li Miao Lovett

School Board - Gabriela López

School Board - Faauuga Moliga

School Board - Emily Murase

School Board - Michelle Parker

School Board - Martin Rawlings-Fein

School Board - John D. Trasviña

Community College Board - Brigitte Davila

Community College Board - Victor Olivieri

Community College Board - John Rizzo

Community College Board - Thea Selby

Public Defender - Jeff Adachi

Assessor-Recorder - Paul Bellar

Assesor-Recorder - Carmen Chu

D8 BART Board - Janice Li

D8 BART Board - Jonathan Lyens

D8 BART Board - Melanie Nutter

D8 BART Board - William Walker (part 1)

D8 BART Board - William Walker (part 2)

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Pride 2018 Photos

Pride 2018 was a blast. Here are some photos of the Milk Club in action. And feel free to browse more photos posted by Broke Ass Stuart here!


Pullin' Pork for Pride with Persia, covering "The Greatest Love of All."


More from the Pullin' Pork for Pride event at The Pilsner.


Trans March 2018.


Harvey Milk Club Co-President and RuPaul's Drag Race alumnus Honey Mahogany.


Pride Sunday marching with our endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate, Kevin de León.


Final pose with the banner.

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SF Pride 2018!


Join the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club for SF Pride 2018 and Pride weekend festivities!

This year we have much to celebrate and a lot still to advocate for. We march to honor those who came before us, the most marginalized who made it possible for us to be here, and we march to show our resistance against the oppressors and the discrimination we face daily.


****15th Annual SF Trans March: Friday June 22nd****

3:00pm - Join HMDC in Dolores Park for Trans Pride 2018 for an awesome line up of speakers and performers.
6:00pm - Meet at the Southeast corner of Dolores and 19th Sts. Look for our banner and let's march together!
8:00pm - 2:00am - Join HMDC at the Official TM After-Party: Bustin’ Out 12: Party Against The Prison Industrial Complex! @ El Rio, The Knockout, and Virgil’s Sea Room.

Facebook event details here. More information on Trans March 2018 festivities here. If you can't wait to be there, get hyped up by watching this video titled "The 15th Annual Trans March: 15 Things You Might Not Have Known."


****SF Pride Milk Club Contingent: Sunday June 24th 9:00am****

9:00am - Gather at the corner of Steuart St. and Don Chee Way. We will have our banner out and rainbow color Milk Club t-shirts, very easy to spot!

Our new rainbow tees are available for purchase - or wear a bright colored shirt of your own! Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, expect to be walking for 3-4 hours. Bring sunblock and a water bottle. Be sure to RSVP and follow our weekend event schedule for live updates here

****Official SF Pride After-Party: Sunday June 24th 2:00pm****

2:00pm - Official Pride After-Party at The STUD! Sliding scale donations to support The Stud's move: DJ’s, beer bust, and booty shaking! Mention the Club for entrance and access to beer bust for $10. (No one turned away for lack of funds.) Facebook event details here.

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