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we are there ever myth and lie and unyund would be destroyed once and for all. harry was right. i mean look at you tell 35 years later his legacy of hope is taking fruition and becoming a reality. i see harvey's legacy everyday in our changing society. a break off men and women like michael sam and like elaine page and mary lamborghini had the courage to 125u7bd and declare their love while we made really good strives here in the united states for equal rights for lesbians and lgbt lgbt the message is needed harry's message of hope is needed around the world.
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right now more than one sixth of the world's populations has been recripple listed in the last year because their lesbian or gay that's absolutely wrong. that's why stuart and i founded the harvey milk foundation to take this message globally around the world where people really need us as stuart as said when we speaks in foreign countries, you know, he sees the conditions that people live in he sees the real the chains that are on people they can't live their lives and be true to them he when we leaves the people that go in those countries continue to live and structural for the equality we take for granted certainly in san
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francisco we live in a bubble it's a bubble we love and san francisco is a tremendous place but the world is not like us here in san francisco. there are many people here today, i would want to acknowledge too many to acknowledge as i said many of you worked with harry during his campaign and upper my volunteers for the successful campaign for supervisor and rose marie talked about the image on the harvey milk stamp. i had an opportunity to talk to our friend frank robinson a colleague of harry and he's not doing so great right now i spoke
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with him this morning but frank said, you know, through tears look at what we've done i never thought in my life i'd see the day when this kind of quality would be here and we'd have the harvey milk stamp. (clapping.) it's rather than eir relic i think that harry is on the postage stamp i think it's wonderful and i thank you. the post office for allowing this to happen, if you will, but during our campaign we printed one brochure but we didn't have the postage to be able to mail it so
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we had to hand-deliver all the brochures around the district with the hilton san francisco who knows how many of those actually got delivered. i think harry is with us here today shining down on us and i think it's absolutely wonderful that harry is going to show up in mailboxes around the country and as mayor ed lee said it's going to be forever. thank you. (clapping.) >> thank you, ann. you know, in 1979 we had our
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first memorial recommends for my anile i was in school in washington i went to a memorial at the land rising an lgbt bookstore and there were a lot of protesters the protesters about my uncle's legacy have died down by the way, there's a research council small voice and minds are protesting this the protester there was a woman taller than me hungarian than life i met for the first time dr. mia angelo and we lost her today and she swore that being i lost my usage she reached you tell to me and made one of the
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first quotes that's she's quoted on but she ever say there to support my uncle's legacy she said i am gay. i am lesbian i am black, i am white, i am chickening i am jew and muslim i am human. this has stayed with me to this day (clapping) she didn't rehearse that it flowed so we get to meet people that justice and righteousness flow from we get to meet people when in a position of authority and power like being the attorney general of the state of california have a choice do i
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defend a discretionary law that put people as second class citizens or do i say, no i won't defend that. supreme court decision was stricken down because you have our next speaker the attorney general of california cam la harris. >> thank you for mentioning mia. thank you stewart. thank you, thank you. (clapping.) frail i want to say it's wonderful to be home. thank you stewart for your
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leadership to keep harry's memory alive and ann you inspire us to keep the hope alive. that's extraordinary thing that is associated you've got to give folks hope when he spoke those words it was an extension of what he authenticity in his heart and soul and mind he saw it as a verb it meant action hope meant action so that was the life that harvey milk lived. he lived a life that was about recognizing that through that action he would be a voice for very voiceless and often voiceless and often helped less people.
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harvey milk was somebody who understood the strength of holding a position of public trust in those public offices and embodied was it meant to be encouraged in doing work that need to be done unburdened by popularity of the work at hand and in that way i know i speak for myself and all the elected and leaders here in saying we like this stamp are part of harvey milk legacy. (clapping.) and it has been mentioned but i think it needs to be repeated often that part of harry's genus was the commitment that he had to the importance and the influence of coalition building. as many have you knew and know i'm a daughter of a civil rights
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movement my parents met while in oakland and berkley i grew up knowing of and about harvey milk. i grew up in an investment as did we all understanding that there is so much that binds us all we must make a commitment and to work together in a accreditation toward our collective goals for justice and equality for all harry lived that life i didn't know harry personally, however, i worked with and stand here before i today because of a man named jim reinvolve voluntary he was my campaign manager when i decided to run for district attorney of san francisco when i decided to run for the district attorney we
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started out at a healthy 6 fold and no one it out to it co- could be done and jim sat down with me in his office and tell me we can get it done and he would tell me over and over and over again about the stories and the work of harvey milk. he would talk about harvey milk's commitment to justice and to civil rights and to believing things can get done in spite of how the world is burdened. when i stand here in city hall today as your attorney general the top cop of the biggest state in the country (clapping) i stand on the shoulders of many
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people including harvey milk. and so then when i was able to be here on june 28, 2013, to perform the marriage of an extraordinarily couple christen and sandra and perform the marriage on the balloon i stood there obtain on the shoulder and legacy of harvey milk and in doing the work that we have accomplished i know we all have a great reason to fill f this applying place this san francisco city hall with celebration. but we also know and this is the beauty of everything that's being done we also know implicit dedicating this stamp it's about rededicating ourselves to the ongoing struggle for civil rights and equality for all i
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join everyone in being humbled a part of this celebration humbled to be part of the legacy of harvey milk and dedicated and rededicated to the fight for civil rights and equality for all. thank you (clapping) >> attorney general harris that was very inspiring percentage it's my pleasure today to introduce two of our current supervisors on the board of supervisors scott wiener who is the supervisor from harry's old district district 5 and supervisor david campos attorney general harris spoke of the legacy of the harry when i see all the electives that have been elected over the years the
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numbers are tremendously huge throughout the country really it is on harry's shoulder i feel very proud of the fact we were there with him when he was the ferries gay elected official here in san francisco and possibly throughout the country openly gay so supervises would you like to come up and say a few words? (clapping) >> thank you, ann. let's here it for ann (clapping) and i want to acknowledge a few of our colleagues sxhoovmz and london breed and supervisor yee and our treasurer and our public defend
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defender. so i was 8 years old in suburbia new jersey when harvey milk and george moscone were murdered you heard at least i heard negatively about the lgbt and the bad things happening and all the challenges so fast forwarding to 2014 and having harvey milk on a stamp that's going to be bought around the world people are going to pick up the envelope i'll put it into context of what we've achieved around marriage equality and through the united states congress the legislation we have so many challenges of the communicated. we know that hiv is not over
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that people have still struggling and getting sick and our transgender brothers and sisters are struggling with health care and their personal safety but if there is no one thing i've learned about your community this lgbt community knows how to take a punch and keep moderating they've skiefrd the aids epidemic and harry's tragic measured and shepherds murder and this stamp is another step forward i'm proud of where this community is come from and where it's going so let's keep fighting thank you. thank you >> thank you supervisor wiener i want to thank you all for
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being here not only, of course, the post office and our mayor and the incredible hard work with stewart milk and other thank you for continuing to spread the message worldwide. i know that supervisor wiener acknowledged a couple of foreperson folks but thank you carol who served with harvey milk (clapping) and, of course, bev who represented the district that harvey milk represented. (clapping.) i'm very pleased that attorney general harris mentioned jim ray involving because harry getting to where he was possible i agree the best way to honor harvey milk is to and decade his work
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for social justice and equality will but i want to be clear about equality under the law it's important we want everyone to have the same legal rights but that's in th equality that harvey milk was talking about this equality was when it comes to the social and connective conditions under which people live in this city my country (clapping) and by - by that when it comes to social economic equality we have a ways to go. we in san francisco have accomplished be a lot yet i stand here before you living in a city that has the fastest growing equality we're second
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behind atlanta being the second unequal cities and soon, we'll overtake atlanta we need to redecade ourselves inform closing the inequality gap it's not consistent with the quality that harry died for there's a big diverse within the have and have not's so the lgbt community its not enough to have equal rights we have to stop the gap 40 percent of homeless youth in san francisco are be lgbt 29 percent of homeless people in san francisco are lgbt and many of the people are being evicted from the community we want a society that is fully an equal but equality goes
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beyond the law if he wanted to give them hope let's redecade this so it works for everyone not just san francisco (clapping) >> when san francisco gay men's courthouse was 4 weeks old they made they're first porn's on the city hall for the candlelight for george moscone and as that moment to include sex all orientation it's encouraging going on to fight the fight for equality and freedom. please welcome the san francisco gay men's chorus under the
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direction of this gentleman. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in tell me where to go tell me what to do. i - someplace where i can become every law. conflict that lets me be me.
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just me. san francisco i am calling. i am hoping. san francisco. i am - i'm hoping and i'm hoping you'll help me. san francisco.
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i am hoping that you will (inaudible). san francisco. set me free. and i'm wondering - .
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let me hear you say. san francisco. i am hoping i'm hoping you'll hold me. san francisco. i am hoping i'm hoping you'll
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help me. i'm hoping you'll help. san francisco. i am hoping that you welcome the promise. san francisco.
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(clapping.) >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ got to have hope for today. just to stay alive. just to stay alive. you've got to give us hope you've got to give us hope. you've got to give us hope. you've got to give us hope. you've got to give us hope that we believe if you've got to give
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them hope give them give them give them hope. you've good neighbor policy got to give them hope you've got to give them hope they can see. you've got to give them hope. you've got to give them hope they can feel they can building in you've got to give them hope they can come give them give them give them hope give them give them hope firefighter give them hope (clapping) give them hope (clapping) you've got to give them hope. you've got to give them hope (clapping) you've got to give them hope (clapping) you've got to give them hope.
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(clapping.) you've got to give them hope >> hope. give them hope. hope. (clapping.) >> i love the gay mention chorus thank you so much this was awesome. it's my pleasure to introduce stewart i know you know stewart is harvey's envelope he was a teenager when harry was assassinated he has taken on harry's mammal tell he travels
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around the world spreading harry's hope thank you global level to working tirelessly to inspire hope in others who wouldn't have it otherwise. stewart (clapping) i'm not sure this everyone got to hear the loudspeaker announcement when the chorus was introduced let me tell you again they're first public performance was at the amazing seaman's candlelight vigil to this day is humanities eloquently voice so, please join me in giving them another routinely they put this together in a week's notice (clapping)
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it's such an honor to be here in san francisco city hall with the type of diverse carl served with my usage on the board of supervisors is here my usage did a lot of causes that people thought were losing causes he ran a couple of times and lost but in the 11 months he challenged a lot of existing fierce of what could be and dreams of what we can co- create so when a man a fellow brown naming gordon decided to run for president of the board of supervisors my usage made a point of joining carol silver andel