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Thank You!


What a night! Thanks to everyone who attended the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's Annual Dinner and Gayla this past Thursday at City College of San Francisco - Mission Campus and made it our most successful fundraiser in years. We would like to congratulate all of our 2014 awardees and give special thanks to CeCe McDonald, pictured here with our Executive Board, for coming all the way from Minneapolis to accept the Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award and share her inspiring story with us. 

Check out more photos from the event, courtesy of FBFE Photography, at our Facebook page here

We wouldn't have been able to host such a wonderful event if it weren't for the generous support of our 2014 Dinner & Gayla Sponsors, to whom we express our abundant thanks: 

Tom Ammiano
The Green Cross
STOP Unfair Beverage Taxes
SEIU Local 1021

AFT 2121
Supervisor David Campos
City College Trustee Rafael Mandelman
National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)
Teamsters Joint Council 7
Trumark Urban

Jeff Adachi, Public Defender
Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
Dan Choi for Community College Board
Treasurer José Cisneros
Drug Policy Action
Daniel Flores for Judge
Forest City
City Attorney Dennis Herrera
Jane Kim for Supervisor
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi
Assemblymember Phil Ting

Wendy Aragon for Community College Board
Annie Chou
Stevon Cook for Board of Education
Patrick Connors
Bob Dockendorff
Mark Murphy for School Board
Thea Selby, Candidate for SF Community College Board
San Francisco Group of the San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club
Tom Temprano & Jarr Von Samuel
Laura Thomas & Kanani Kauka
Lance Toma
Transgender Law Center

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Meet CeCe McDonald, Annual Dinner at CCSF Mission Campus

CeCe McDonald

We are excited to announce that CeCe McDonald will be the Keynote Speaker and recipient of the Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award at our Annual Dinner & Gayla on Thursday, August 7th at CCSF Mission Campus.

CeCe McDonald was a political prisoner incarcerated for defending herself against a racist, transphobic assault in July 2010. Due to her willingness to fight, supporters and activists in Minneapolis and across the U.S. built up a solidarity campaign to demand her freedom, and were able to win her a reduced sentence. After serving a 17-month term, she was released in January 2014.

After her release, CeCe quickly became a leading and outspoken fighter in the movements for LGBTQ liberation, prison abolition, and racial justice. She is currently working on a forthcoming documentary with actress Laverne Cox on her case, “Free CeCe”. She was the Grand Marshall of Seattle Pride this year, and has spoken on Democracy Now!, MSNBC, and various other media outlets.
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2014 Annual Dinner and Gayla



The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's 2014 Dinner and Gayla

Thursday, August 7th, 2014


City College of San Francisco's Mission Campus

1125 Valencia Street




We chose this year’s venue as a small gesture of solidarity with City College of San Francisco and the 90,000 students who depend on it. Many are low-income, queer, people of color, immigrants, seniors, English language learners, disabled, ex-offenders, or military veterans. City College has served our community faithfully for seventy-nine years. We cannot imagine a San Francisco without it and are proud to continue to stand by our college. 

Join us on the evening of August 7th as we proudly honor our City College champions:

Congresswoman Jackie Speier
City Attorney Dennis Herrera
City College Trustee Rafael Mandelman
Student Trustee Shanell Williams
Former President AFT 2121 Alisa Messer

along with our outstanding 2014 Harvey Milk Club Honorees

Hank Wilson Activist Award:  Housing Rights Committee & Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

Bill Kraus HIV/AIDS Activism Award: Tita Aida

Sylvester Pride In The Arts Award: Juanita More!

Harry Britt Lifetime Achievement Award: Tom Ammiano

Community Ally Award: Supervisor Jane Kim

Howard Wallace Labor Leadership Award: Gabriel Haaland

Dinner by CCSF Culinary Program Graduates


Sponsorship Levels and Ticketing

HERO {$2,000 or above}

One table (10 tickets) at Annual Dinner
Our undying gratitude and devotion
Banner prominently displayed at event
Full page and logo recognition on program
A thank you on stage during the program
Acknowledgement in press releases and promotional material prior to event
Sponsored posts from the Harvey Milk Club’s Facebook (1,250 fans) and Twitter (850 followers) accounts


One table (10 tickets) at Annual Dinner
Banner prominently displayed at event
Half page and logo recognition on program
Acknowledgement in press releases and promotional material prior to event
Dedicated posts on the Milk Club’s Facebook (1250 fans) and Twitter (850 followers) pages


One half table (5 tickets) at the Annual Dinner
Quarter page and logo or name recognition on program
Acknowledgement in press releases and promotional material prior to event
Group posts on the Milk Club’s Facebook (1250 fans) and Twitter (850 followers) pages 


Two tickets to Annual Dinner  
Company or Individual name listed in program
Email co-presidents Tom Temprano and Laura Thomas at [email protected] for additional information about sponsorship opportunities.


Full Page         Half Page         1/3 Page           1/4 Page

{$1000}          {$600}            {$350}            {$200}

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General Membership Minutes July 2014

Milk Club Minutes

General Membership

July 15, 2014


Chair: Laura Thomas


  1. PAC Update
    1. Endorsement process: Saturday August 16th, Rainbow Room LGBT Center 9am-5pm November Election
      1. Multiple clubs hosting endorsements at the LGBT Center that day
      2. Attend PAC meeting August 12th and two hours participation Saturday to qualify to vote
    2. Sign up sheet for callers – Thursday July 24th East Sacramento Swing County, DCCC HQ in SF
    3. Community Choice Aggregation
      1. Please oppose AB2125 – passed AB, headed to the Senate
      2. Opposed by Sierra Club and Mark Leno
    4. Motion to oppose AB2145 passes unanimously
    5. CA State Dem Party votes
      1. Yes on 44, yes 45, neutral prop 46, yes on 47, yes on 48, water bond on hold
      2. Investigating changes to delegation rules
        1. Growing in size
        2. Appointments by elected officials can't vote when they live outside the district
  2. San Francisco Budget Package
    1. Jess, Mark Ferrell’s office and Lisa Marie, Harvey Milk Executive Board
      1. $8.6 Billion proposed by Mayor Ed Lee
      2. $40million in addition savings found by the budget committee to reallocate
        1. Package approved by BOS unanimously
        2. Highlights:
          1. More invested in affordable housing, revamp and production
          2. Immense homelessness focus and committee time 
          3. Food security
          4. Parks and rec
          5. Funds for Mission Zero
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PAC Minutes, July 8th, 2014


PAC Meeting Minutes

Chair: Alex Walker

July 8, 2014

7:00 - 9:00pm


  1. August 16th endorsement
    1.  Here at the LGBT Center in the Rainbow Room
    2. Other democratic clubs are also hosting qualifying meetings at the LGBT Center that day
      1. DCCC is contributing funds
  2. Marcus, DCCC
    1. Volunteers needed phone banking 7th Congressional District August 24th
  3. Tim Hester, RE: Pier 70 and the first ballot measure resulting from Prop B’s successful passage
    1. We will be coming forward with more information to ask for your endorsement
      1. 30% affordable housing 30% local hire, Nine acres of public waterfront park
      2. By: Forest Developer
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General Membership Minutes, June 17th, 2014



General Membership Meeting Minutes

Chair: Laura Thomas

June 17th, 2014



1.   Pride Update

    • Friday: Transmarch: 12pm-3pm Youth and Elder Brunch, Stage Performance 3pm-6pm, 6:30pm March from Dolores to Turk and Taylor. Followed by Vicki Marlane Naming Celebration and Aunt Charlie's afterparty 
    • Saturday: Dike March  
    • Sunday: Pride Parade contingent with David Campos Campaign
      • Joined by John Perez and Toni Atkins
      • Yellow Pride Harvey Milk Club Shirts to be printed
      • Pride Hard French afterparty 
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3rd Annual Howard Grayson LGBT Elder Life Conference

It's back! The Third Annual Howard Grayson LGBT Elder Life Conference is taking place this Saturday, June 14th, from 10am-4pm at the LGBT Center! Come through for a packed program featuring entertainment, panels on LGBT senior housing and healthcare rights, and a remembrance of activist and dear friend of the club, Jazzie Collins.

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PAC Minutes, June 10th, 2014


Click here for a downloadable PDF of the June 2014 Harvey Milk Club PAC Meeting Minutes 


PAC Meeting Minutes

Chair: Alex Walker

June 10, 2014

7:00pm – 9:00pm


      I.  Announcements

    1. Saturday August 16th endorsement meeting,

                        i.     Member in Good-Standing Certification, qualifying meeting attendance

    1. Election results from June primary

     II.   Laura, Prisons Are Not Sexy

    1. Armory’s prison theme party for Pride

Motion to sign onto the letter opposing the prison theme passes unanimously.

   III.   Laura, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

    1. Formula Retail Law loophole and Castro location
    2. Bypassing the regular conditional use process
    3. Laura filed an appeal followed by the Duboce Triangle, Upper Castro and Upper Market merchant associations
    4. Board of Appeals meeting tomorrow at 5pm
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General Membership Meeting Agenda, 5/20

General Membership Meeting 
Tuesday, May 20
7:00 - 9:00pm
The Women's Building (3543 18th St)
San Francisco, CA 
1. Welcome 
2. PAC update  
    a) AB 1576 (condoms in porn bill) VOTE 
    b) AB 1791 (sex worker customer bill) VOTE
3. Housing balance legislation (VOTE) -- Supervisor Jane Kim 
4. Political program update 
5. Harvey's birthday party 5/22 at Beaux!
6. SF Public Library anti-homeless proposals VOTE 
7. GG Park ballot initiative (VOTE) -- Tab Buckner 
8. Campos outreach events 
9. Daniel Flores campaign outreach -- Paulina Maldonado
10. Planning Commission appointments 
11. New Business 
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