Friday, May 20, 2016
9:30-11:00 am (Registration begins at 8:45am, Program begins at 9:30am sharp)
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros
Open to all – this event is for individuals, businesses, interfaith groups, civic officials and nonprofit organizations.
The breakfast will honor the memory of Harvey Milk, an American hero, and to strengthen coalitions among the many diverse community organizations that support justice and equality for all individuals.
Tickets for the event are available in various levels (service fee applies when purchasing online. Click here to order by Mail):
Enjoy the featured Keynote Speaker and honor the recipient of the 2016 Harvey B. Milk Leadership Award
When he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, Harvey Milk (1930- 1978) became one of the first openly gay men to be elected to political office in the United States. On election night, Harvey Milk reminded his supporters: “This is not my victory – it’s yours. If a gay man can win, it proves that there is hope for all minorities who are willing to fight.” He was assassinated (along with Mayor George Moscone) on November 27, 1978, only eleven months after taking office. Although he did not live to see his dreams fulfilled, the example of his life and leadership has made him an important national symbol for the struggle for human rights.
Proceeds benefit Coachella Valley high school Gay Straight Alliances through the Palm Springs Pride GSA Fund.
Presented by Greater Palm Springs Pride, Equality California and the Coachella Valley Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Coalition
Founding Members – Greater Palm Springs Pride, Equality California and Desert AIDS Project and Gray Public Relations and Marketing.
Bella da Ball
Nino Eilets, The Standard Magazine
David Gray, Gray Public Relations and Marketing
Steven Henke, Desert Sun Media
Jeff Hocker, Hocker Productions
Alexis Ortega, Desert AIDS Project
Fernando Noriega, Bank of America
Suzanne Severin, Palm Springs Human Rights Commission
Steve Tiger, Palm Springs Pride
Mike Thompson, The LGBT Center of the Desert
Bill Wheeler, Palm Springs Pride