Harvey Milk

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Friday, May 19, 2017

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):

  • $65 Advance General Admission (includes breakfast)
  • $56 Donate a ticket to support the Pride Gay Straight Alliance Fund and send a student to the breakfast.(100% charitable donation) A table of ten students can be sponsored for $560.
  • $650 Co-Sponsor Table (includes table for ten and co-sponsor listing in printed program / $90 is a charitable contribution) Click here to order by Mail
  • $1,000 Bronze Sponsor (includes table for ten and co-sponsor listing, proportional logo in printed program and name on table sign $440 is a charitable contribution) Click here to order by Mail)
  • $2,500 Silver Sponsor (includes one preferred table for ten, co-sponsor listing, proportional logo in printed program and name on table sign $1,940 is a charitable contribution) Click here to order by Mail)
  • $5,000 Gold Sponsorships and $10,000 Platinum Sponsorships are also available.6276_doloresphoto_display

2017 Honorees to be announced soon!

The 2016 event featured Keynote Speaker Dolores Huerta and the recipient of the 2016 Harvey B. Milk Leadership Award was Senator Mark Leno.

Outstanding Youth – We were excited to hear from the 2016 Youth Speaker Enrique Campos. Enrique, a graduate of Yucca Valley High School, is a freshman in college majoring in languages. In addition to being a member of his high school band, jazz band, county honor band, and an honor and AP student, his teen years have been punctuated by coming out, living with his boss and family, serving as a leader in his GSA and working as agricultural laborer and packing lunches for 50 other workers.

The morning featured Keisha D, Phillip Moore and a sextet of the Desert Winds Freedom Band-Palm Springs.

Dolores Huerta

The keynote speaker is a well-respected civil rights leader who has spent her entire life fighting for the rights of farmworkers. Since the Coachella Valley is one of the largest agricultural regions in the nation, we believe that Dolores Huerta is as fitting of a speaker we could ask for. Her work in the last two decades to empower youth leaders also fits with our commitment to engage youth by introducing them to Harvey Milk and expanding their awareness of social justice issues in a safe and affirming environment.

Other Happenings from 2016

Proclamations were received from every city in the Coachella Valley (for the very first time) as well as greetings from Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. It will be a memorable celebration of Harvey Milk Day.


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 youth through Gay-Straight Alliance clubs and LGBT youth related programs.

For more information call 760-416-8711 or email [email protected]

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