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Milk Club Board Nominations are Open


Milk Club Board Nominations are Open.

Only full-fledged voting members of the Club may make nominations. You may nominate yourself for any position. ​Also, you may nominate the same person for as many different positions as you like. And you may nominate as many people for the same position as you like.

Please include the full name of the nominee, the board position, and the nominee's email in an email to [email protected] to make a nomination.

The Board positions include:

President or Co-Presidents
Vice-President for Internal Affairs
Vice President for Political Affairs
Vice-President for Events and Fundraising
Executive Board for Internal
Executive Board for Political
Executive Board for Outreach
Executive Board for Events and Fundraising ​(Seat #1)
Executive Board for Events and Fundraising (Seat #2)
Executive Board for Organizing

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Holigay Fete


Saturday, December 16th from 4pm to 8pm.
Galeria de la Raza @ 2857 24th Street
Please mark your calendars for our annual Holigay Fete and December meeting. Our party agenda includes:
1) Nominations for the 2018 Milk Club Board.
2) A vote on bylaw amendments.
3) A discussion on possible early endorsements in January.
4) General gay merriment!!!
More details on the way.
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A Vigil for Harvey


Monday, November 27 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Harvey Milk Plaza @ 2401 Market Street

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is hosting our annual Vigil for Harvey Milk. 

Join us on the anniversary of Harvey’s assassination as we honor our hero, his legacy, and the decades of community activism that has followed in his wake. 

There will be a short speaking program from legacy club members and community leaders. Then we will also open the mic for folks who would like to say a few words, then have a short candlelit walk to the spot of Harvey’s camera shop, now the HRC store. From there, we will head to The Mix for a mixer of our own.

RSVP here.

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Debate - District 8


Debate - District 8
Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Rainbow Room, SF LGBT Center, San Francisco, CA

Mark your calendars for the upcoming District 8 Debate in the Castro. We are co-hosting this debate with the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club between the current District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy (appointed by Mayor Ed Lee) and City College Board Trustee Rafael Mandelman, both former Presidents of the Milk Club. Come learn about their platforms and policy positions. The debate will be moderated by KQED's Marisa Lagos. Come with questions!

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Hump Days With Harvey: Cocktails For a Cause


When: Wednesday, October 25 at 6 PM - 9 PM                                                                                          Where: Virgil's Sea Room at 3152 Mission Street

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club will be hosting a special Hump Days with Harvey event this month with Virgil's Cocktails For a Cause. We are excited to team up with one of our favorite watering holes in SF to raise money for UndocuFund.

UndocuFund was launched by a coalition of immigrant service providers and advocates to bring assistance to undocumented residents and workers who were displaced and otherwise affected by the fires in Northern California. 100% of what we raise and subsequently donate to UndocuFund will go to the fire victims to provide assistance paying for basic needs, rent, groceries, etc.

Virgil's will be creating a specialty cocktail for our Happy Hour and donating a portion of those sales. We will also be collecting a sliding scale donation at the door but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Join us for an early evening of community gathering, cocktails and fundraising in the beautiful Mission district. Please RSVP on Facebook here.

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Milk Club General Meeting: Saving San Francisco!


Harvey Milk General Membership Meeting 
Tuesday, October 17th | 7-9pm
Women's Building | 3543 18th Street, SF

Visit the Facebook Event for full info.

Please join the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic club for our October General Meeting where we will discuss:

* SFPD reform with Officer Yulanda Williams.
* Saving San Francisco, a new book by Jon Golinger.
* Member activity: Saving San Francisco!
* Renaming of an airport terminal in honor of Harvey Milk.
* A report on our pre-endorsement delegates, upcoming regional vote, and Democratic outreach efforts from DCCC member Peter Gallotta.
* A discussion of possible bylaw amendments.
* PAC report which includes the upcoming Nov 13th D8 Debate & outreach efforts.
* New Business.

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Harvey Milk Club's 4th Annual Pie Toss At The Castro Street Fair


Step right up for a chance to CREAMPIE your favorite SF political figure!

You heard us right. In the grand tradition of Harvey's affection for slapstick and political theatre, the Harvey Milk Club will be hosting its 4th Annual Pie Toss at THE CASTRO STREET FAIR this Sunday!
Get your cream face ready, perfect your tossing form, and join us as we all take a few good-spirited volleys in the direction of some local notables.
$10 donation gets you 2 pies to hurl.

11:00 am - Hillary Ronen, Member of the SF Board of Supervisors
11:30 am - Jordan Davis, Milk Club Member
12:00 pm - Lito Sandoval, SF Latino Democratic Club Co-President 
12:30 pm - Kimberly Alvarenga, Co-President of the Milk Club
1:30 pm   - Bevan Dufty, Former Member of the SF Board of Supervisors
2:00 pm   - Mark Leno, Former CA State Senator
2:20 pm   - Angeles Roy, President of the SF Young Democrats
2:40 pm   - Rafael Mandelman, SF Community College Board Trustee
3:00 pm   - Tom Temprano, SF Community College Board Trustee
3:30 pm   - Matt Haney, SF School Board Member
4:00 pm   - Stephen Torres, Milk Club Board Member
4:45 pm   - Shanell Williams, SF Community College Board Trustee
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Harvey Milk Club Gayla!

Milk Club Gayla

Wednesday, September 6th @ Gray Area | 6:30pm 

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club kindly requests the honor of your presence as we celebrate and toast to 41 years of queer progressive Democratic politics and activism in San Francisco. 

Our annual dinner & gayla gathers over 300 of San Francisco's most influential LGBTQ politicians, community activists and grassroots organizers.


6:30pm: Doors open 
7:00pm: Dinner, Keynote Address & Awards Ceremony 

Through discrimination and challenges we have faced this year under our currect administration, we have been inspired by so many members of our community, individuals and organizations. We are thrilled to be able to acknowledge and honor the incredible work of these people. Honorees will be posted soon for the following awards:

Hank Wilson Activist Award
Bill Kraus Leadership Award
Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award
Sylvester Pride in the Arts Award
Howard Wallace Labor Leadership Award
Community Ally Award
Harry Britt Lifetime Achievement Award
Eileen Hansen Social Justice Hero Award
Jazzie Collins Award

This is an evening of queer politics that is not to be missed. We hope you will support us by sponsoring or donating to our 41st gayla celebration.

More special details will be rolled out soon... but get your ticket today! 


Call for volunteers! If you would like to volunteer for this event, please fill out this form. As a perk, all volunteers get free entry to the gayla and dinner!

Contact [email protected] with questions.

Believing that LGBT representation was essential to securing rights for our community, Harvey Milk founded our club in 1976 to politically mobilize San Francisco’s queer progressives.

For 41 years, the Harvey Milk Club has continued Harvey's legacy of political activism, electoral organizing, and building power across communities and issues in San Francisco. Our political agenda for 2017 includes: resistance against the current regime; police accountability, reform and transparency; Fighting for Trans lives; solidarity with the#BlackLivesMatter movement; Preserving our Sanctuary city; housing affordability; addressing the homelessness crisis; fighting for economic, social and environmental justice; and working with progressive elected officials to ensure our voices are heard and counted.. // //

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Celebrate Harvey Milk's 87th Birthday!

"The Times Of Harvey Milk" - Two Special Screenings To Celebrate Harvey's 87th Birthday!

WHEN: May 22nd, 2017
Day Reception & Screening: 12:00pm
Evening VIP Reception & Screening: 6:00pm

WHERE: The Castro Theatre

<<Get your tickets here>>

Celebrate Harvey Milk’s 87th birthday this year at the Castro Theatre for two special screenings of the Oscar-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk. Presented by the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, this anniversary event will include a daytime program, free for students and seniors, as well as an evening VIP reception and screening.

Our Daytime Program focuses on youth and senior engagement, recognizing individual roles as well as how we work as a united front in our activism on LGBTQ issues. This program will include a casual reception with our cohosts, Openhouse and LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ Youth, and a screening of the documentary. DOORS OPEN at 12pm, FILM at 1pm. This event is open to the public and will be FREE for students and seniors.
For our Evening Program, we have special guests from QWOCMAP - Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project and several short films they have curated for our event. QWOCMAP builds power through films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color, gender nonconforming and transgender people of color, and address the vital, intersecting social justice issues that concern our multiple communities. We'll be showing these selected shorts before our evening screening of 'The Times of Harvey Milk.' Our MC for the evening is 2017 SF Pride Grand Marshal and one of our favorite Drag Kings, Alex U. Inn! VIP Reception begins at 6pm, with our PROGRAM and FILM screenings at 7pm.

Premiering at the Castro Theatre in 1984, The Times of Harvey Milk chronicles the political career of Harvey Milk, San Francisco's first openly gay elected official, and his rise from a neighborhood activist to a symbol of gay political achievement, through to his assassination in November 1978.  Receiving international acclaim, awards and selection into the National Film Registry in Library of Congress, the documentary later became inspiration for Gus Van Sant’s 2008 Oscar-winning biopic, Milk.

“At first, Harvey Bernard Milk showed few signs he would make history,” narrates Harvey Fierstein in the opening of The Times of Harvey Milk. Eighty-five years later, it’s hard to conceive what LGBTQ history much less life in San Francisco would be without him. What better way to honor one of our movement’s most galvanizing figures than to spend an evening in the heart of the Castro remembering his legacy with living legends of the gay rights movement.

Join us for this special evening commemorating the Mayor of Castro Street. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

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