Harvey Milk Day—On the Governor’s Desk


The sooner we see the end of this bill the better.  Harvey Milk was no Martin Luther King.  He was no role model.  His face on the front of the gay activist movement is not reason enough to take a day out of our children’s education to celebrate.

What homosexual indoctrination would come to your school under the guise of “Harvey Milk Day”?  I’d rather not find out.

—Beetle Blogger

News from our friends at “SaveCalifornia.com

The good news is “Harvey Milk Gay Day” for public schools might be vetoed.

The bad news is SB 572 also could be signed — unless you pick up the phone today and ask your friends to do the same.

You see, while Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the same bill last year, it was because of a large outpouring of public opposition.

That opposition remains strong among the “silent majority.” A recent poll found only 1 out of 5 Californians want a statewide “day of significance” honoring Harvey Milk.

But homosexual-agenda advocates are turning up the heat. Sean Penn, who starred in the movie “Milk” about the late San Francisco homosexual activist, has talked to Schwarzengger to ask him to sign SB 572. So has Milk’s homosexual activist nephew.

Of course, homosexual-bisexual-transsexual activist groups are working hard to pass “Harvey Milk Gay Day” into law. They’re generating calls and emails to Schwarzenegger urging him to sign this horrible bill. You had better be doing the same, only to demand a VETO instead, especially right now, since SB 572 has just passed another committee.

As you can see, this is a dynamic situation that could go either way. But one thing’s for sure. If Arnold Schwarzenegger receives more calls, emails and faxes supporting “Harvey Milk Gay Day,” he will be tempted to sign it. Don’t let this happen!


  • Call Schwarzeneggers’ State Capitol office at 916-445-2841 right now. Listen to the recorded message and push the buttons to get to a live constituent services representative.
  • Kindly but firmly tell him or her, “I’m calling to urge the Governor to veto SB 572, “Harvey Milk Gay Day,” like he did last year.
  • Parents don’t want this, and children don’t need this. Schools should teach children academics, not the ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender’ values of Harvey Milk.”



    1. Euripides said,

      June 25, 2009 at 2:04 pm

      Why would California have a holiday based on a movie character? It doesn’t make a lick of sense.

    2. Yours Sincerely said,

      June 25, 2009 at 7:22 pm

      Seriously–let’s wean CA from Milk.

    3. Smokezero said,

      June 25, 2009 at 10:05 pm

      He wasn’t a movie character first. The movie Milk was based on real events. However, I do think, (and I believe I told Beetle this earlier) that giving Harvey Milk a holiday is about the same as giving Jesse Ventura a holiday in Montana. Yes they both did interesting things, went against the grain, and were great public figures, I don’t think that necessarily warrants a “holiday.”

    4. karisa said,

      June 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm

      I called the gov’s office and it said press 1 if you support or 2 if you don’t. So after pressing the number it said, ‘thank you’ and that was it. Don’t you think that is dumb? Couldn’t anyone call a million times in a row? Don’t they want to hear at least my name? Well, whatever. Sometimes I wonder…

    5. Smokezero said,

      June 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm

      Why would they want your name? Its not like elected officials listen to people who call the “hotline.” If you donated a couple grand to his campaign however, I’m sure he would be more willing to listen.

    6. Smokezero said,

      June 27, 2009 at 12:26 pm

      Why would you think the “hotline” would want your name, let alone care about your opinion? If you want the Governator to really know how you feel, you’d use the number all those “wonderful” people who gave campaign contributions to him use. You’d need to donate more than a grand, but its a small price to pay to buy into our free market democracy.

    7. Urabus said,

      June 28, 2009 at 5:25 pm

      I’ve been emailing the Gov for the entire year on the Gay Day subject. You just get the same prescripted response back every time. Schwartzeneger just says he “generaly does not take a position on a bill until it reaches his desk because of significant changes in the details”. Regardless of what his emails say, I’m sure he has allready decided what he is going to do.

    8. beetlebabee said,

      June 28, 2009 at 9:00 pm

      True, like any unscrupulous politician, he will have his finger in the wind. We have to blow the hardest in order to get his attention.

    9. July 2, 2009 at 3:10 am

      I knew Harvey Milk, and even though he was both openly gay and Jewish like myself… I did not support him when he ran for S.F. City Supervisor from the 5th District. I worked and supported Terry Hallinan, who was straight, married and a well known lawyer with a great Civil Rights record, and defended 27 G.I.’s who did not want to return to the Vietnam War in the 60’s and also was a “Freedom Rider” during the early stages of the Civil Rights battle. I thought he could better serve most of the residents and businesses of the district. Ironically, my photo of Harvey, introduced Milk, as “the” openly gay spokesman against the anti-gay forces led by Anita Bryant, via my Associated Press photo on 6/7/77, 5 months before he was elected. However, once Harvey was elected… he helped to beat State Senator Briggs Prop 6, and represented the district well on the Board. Even Terry and I, would of voted for him had he not been assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone. I BELIEVE, THAT THE HARVEY MILK DAY SHOULD OF BEEN CALLED
      “MILK AND MOSCONE DAY” because many of the advancements in gay rights began with the election of Moscone as Mayor in 1975. He was a true friend, and included many openly gay people as part of his administration. He often took part in many gay events, even though it was not election time. Together, they would of made a just cause to have a holiday named after them. I also believe that the movie informed many of the early days of the S.F. gay rights struggle… and introduced Harvey Milk, and that era to millions of people, young and old, gay and straight, here in America and around the world. Naming Milk with a holiday in his honor is right… but including Mayor George Moscone would make it better.

    10. July 13, 2009 at 9:00 am

      “Hooray for Harvey Milk!”

      Victims of Jim Jones’ People’s Temple & Guyana Mass “Suicide”

      (Confused? Read this.

    11. July 13, 2009 at 9:05 am


      I don’t believe ANYONE’S sexuality is cause for celebration. Maybe it could be considered if either Milk or Moscone had actually done anything memorable… or beneficial to society… and NOT supported murderous socialist cults…

    12. October 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      It’s easy to second guess history, as recorded and as it was. I was there, and the San Francisco brand of politics was making changes. Looking back on history depends how you are connected to that history. I was, and I documented much of the late 60s and 70s. Jim Jones knew how to
      leech onto S.F. politicians. It was a different time and I was younger too. I knew both men and they were leaders for that time and the future looked great.

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