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Free Birthday Party for Harvey at the Lookout 05/22

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Yep, eighty-three years ago today, Harvey Bernard Milk was born in Woodmere, Long Island, New York.  Although he had a successful career on Wall Street, it wasn’t until he gave it all up to join the hippies and move out to San Francisco, that he found his true happiness and eventually change the world as the mayor of Castro Street.

Like so many of us today, Harvey was broke most of his later life.  He walked to City Hall to save money, almost always had matching holes in his shoes and socks, wore hand me down suits, and barely ate.  Well-acquainted with financial hardship, his commitment to accessibility for everyone extended from his camera store to the supervisors chambers.

To honour the late supervisor Books, Inc, has joined forces with the Harvey Milk Democratic Club to celebrate his birthday with a party he would have probably loved- a free one, with the whole neighbourhood invited.  After all, he clearly enjoyed a good party, as can plainly bee seen in vintage shots of him at the fair or promenading with the always-divine Sylvester.

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Things kick off at Books, Inc. with a discussion and book signing of An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings with co-editors, Jason Edward Black and Charles E. Morris III plus Harvey’s speechwriter, Frank Robinson and photographer Dan Nicoletta.

The the disco ball comes down across the street, at the Lookout with a birthday bash hosted by the Milk Club featuring a raffle, snacks, birthday cake and some fab sets spun by resident DJ Tisdale and dynamic duo Steve Fabus and Sergio Fedasz from Go Bang! Whee!

AND before you pop over to the bookstore make sure to stop in at the GLBT History Museum for FREE  admission all day and special exhibits on Harvey.



An Archive of Hope Book Signing
7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Books, Inc.
2275 Market Street (@ 16th Street)
[Castro/ Eureka Valley]


Harvey Milk’s Birthday Party!
9:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.
The Lookout
3600 16th Street (@ Market)
[Castro/ Eureka Valley]

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Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.