It's amazing to think it took this long for Gay Rights pioneer Harvey Milk to get his own day of recognition, but he finally did. This past May 22, on what would have been Milk's 80th birthday, was the first Harvey Milk Day to be celebrated across the nation. He's the only other person in state history, aside from John Muir, to be awarded such high distinction. In honor of the landmark event, Zazzle.com is offering styling t-shirts, pins, hats and tote bags to show your support for this generation's civil rights crusade. Designed locally, they each feature Harvey's signature grin.
The story of Harvey Milk, who rose to prominence in San Francisco first as an outspoken community activist and later as a member of the city’s Board of Supervisors, has long tantalized directors eager to capture his odyssey on the big screen.