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HARVEY MILK FOUNDATION In 12 months, with your support Providing on the Ground Human Rights Support on 5 Continents, 10 Innovative Programs, 100% of Donations Into Direct Support, Volunteer Lead, Recognized as a Leading Global LGBT Rights Organization from the Parliaments of the United Kingdom (House of Lords), to Italy (Chamber of Deputies) to the US Congress (Democratic Leadership), Successfully Provided “First Responder” Support on Attempts to Roll Back Civil Rights in Eastern/Central Europe and Central America, Collaborations on Educational Conferences Supporting Youth, High Visibility Public Events and Leading Partnerships on the Legacy of Harvey Milk from the establishment of Europe’s largest LGBT center in Rome to working with ICS on a US Stamp


Prague, The Czech Republic

Five Continents, International Program Awards, Major Collaborations – Building Bridges and Connecting Communities TOP RATING BY CHARITY NAVIGATOR (via Miami Foundation) Leading Work to Celebrate Diversity – All Volunteer Staff 100% of all Donations to Support Program

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Please Support Our Corporate Supporters that Value Diversity the Harvey Milk Foundation, a 501(c)3 Fund

www.milkfoundation.org Key Contacts: Media Director: Justin Knighten +1 916/492.2707 +1 916/806-0391 International Harvey Milk Day Chair, Commissioner Nicole Murray Rameriz +1 619/241-5672 Board Liaison: Michael Colby +1 617/918-4469 +1 617/480-0310 Event Planner: Kelli Hannaford +1 916/443-3855 +1 530/315-4126 Trademark Attorney: Miriam Richter +1 954-9774711 +1 954/240-8819 Financial Administration (Miami Foundation): Janell Benzaquin +1 305/371-271

Founders: Stuart Milk & Anne Kronenberg “HOPE WILL NEVER BE SILENT” – Harvey Milk

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-A LEGACY OF HOPE -AN EXAMPLE OF COURAGE -A GLOBAL MESSAGE OF COLLABORATION, ACCEPTANCE, AND INCLUSSION “EVERY YOUNG PERSON MUST HEAR HARVEY’S STORY, THERE IS NO GREATER WORK FOR LGBT RIGHTS” -NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER DESMOND TUTU

IN 2009, OUR LEADERSHIP WORKED WITH EQCA AND SENATOR LENO ESTABLSIHING HARVEY MILK DAY (HMD) AS AN ANNUAL OFFICIAL STATE DAY OF RECOGNITION FOR THE NEARLY 40 MILLION RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA IN THE US. IN 2010 & 2011 WE WORKED COLLABORATIVELY ON HMD WITH OVER A THOUSAND COMMUNITIES IN NORTH AMERICA AND A GROWING NUMBER OF COMMUNITIES ABROAD TO BOTH OFFICIALLY PROCLAIM AND TEACH THE UNIVERSAL MESSAGE OF HOPE AND THE CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY, FULLY INCLUSIVE OF LGBTI PEOPLE, FOR WHICH HARVEY MILK GAVE HIS LIFE MORE THEN THREE DECADES AGO. WE ARE LEADING A CAMPAIGN FOR THE US POST OFFICE TO ISSUE A COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMP IN HONOR OF HARVEY AND HIS LEGACY ALONG WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COURT SYSTEM AMONG OTHER HMD MEMORIALS. 4


THE 12 MONTHS ENDING 1/12. WE HAVE SUPPORTED EQUALITY ON FIVE CONTINENTS. WE HAVE CONDUCTED STATE VISITS AND ADDRESSED HUMAN RIGHTS IN PARLIAMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE, WITH NO PAID STAFF OR ADMIN THE MILK FOUNDATION HAS HELD PUBLIC VIGILS AGAINST ALL FORMS OF HATE CRIMES< BRINGING OUT 10,000 to TRAFALGAR SQUARE in LONDON VIA OUR PARTNERHSIP WITH 17-24-30. STUART MILK HAS ADDRESSED PARLIAMENTS FROM THE UK to ITALY, WORKING WITH US EMBASSIES, OTHER MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES AND THE UNTIED NATIONS. WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH LOCAL LGBT FREEDOM MOVMENTS ON 5 CONTINENTS. ASSISTING WITH THE ESTABLSIHMENT OF BRICK AND MORTAR “LIVING” CENTERS NOT ONLY NAMED AFTER HARVEY, BUT BY BEIING ACTIVE COMMUNITY GATHERING POINTS, WE EMBRACE OUR HISTORY, WE EMBRACE OUR OWN HEROES, AND WE CREATE A LEGACY OF HOPE AND SACRED SPACE THAT PPROMOTES INCLUSSION AND ACCEPTANCE OF ALL MINORITY GROUPS, WITHOUT QUALIFICATION. WE PRODUCED AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WITH CESCAL FOR EDUCATORS ON SUPPORTING LGBTI YOUTH IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS. WHEN PRESIDENT KLAUS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC CALLED FOR THE BAN OF THE FIRST EVER PRAGUE PRIDE IN 2011, ONE US ORGANIZATION ANSWERED THE CALL FOR HELP – THE HARVEY MILK FOUNDATION - BRINGING THE WORDS OF MILK AND CZECK HERO MARTINA NAVATORLVA IN DIRECT RESPONSE WITH THE GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED HATE SPEECH. AND IN HUNAGRY, WE JOINED BUDAPEST PRIDE IN FACING OF 5000 NEO NAZIS, STANDING STRONG WITH 300 HUNGARIAN ACTIVISTS AND PROVIDING HUNGARY PRIDES OPENING SPEECH.

IN THE EAST WE ALSO PROVIDED ON THE GROUND SUPPORT BEGINNING IN ISTANBUL AND SPANNING TO THE VERY DARK, OFTEN TRAGIC ENVIRONEMNT FACING LITERALLY COUNTLESS MILLIONS OF OUR LGBT YOUTH, OUR BROTHER AND SISTERS LIVING IN FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES, IN SHAME, OFTEN UNDER GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED TERROR, STILL WE HELD SOME OF THE FIRST LGBT MEETINGS WITH ISLAMIC CONTROLLED PARLIAMENTS AND WE COUNTER MESSAGED HATE SPEECH WHEREVER WE COULD.

IN ITALY, WE WORKED THROUGH EQAULITY ITALIA ON OFFICIAL MEETINGS WITH THE MAYORS OF GENOA, BOLOGNA, PADUA, MAGENTA, TURIN, MILAN, and ROME, WE HELD FORMAL STATE VISITS WITH PARLIMENTS PRESIDENT FINI, and the ITALIAN MINISTERS OF EMPLOYMENT, HOUSING AND EQUALITY. OUR WORK, AND THAT OF THE US EMBASSY WAS RECOGNIZED BY THE ROME LGBT COMMUNITY FOR THE COORIDANTION OF ONGOING HUMAN RIGHS SUPPORT VIA PARTNERSHIP WITH EQUALITY ITALIA 5


THANKS TO OUR MAJOR 2010 ANGEL DONORS: Without Your Support, Our 2011 accomplishments would not have been possible. THANK YOU!

• THE INTERNATIONAL COURT SYSTEM

• DESMOND TUTU

• DANNE KING

• AMBASSADOR NANCY BRINKER

• AUDREY MILK

THE HARVEY B. MILK FOUNDATION * STRIVING TOWARD GLOBAL EQUALITY IMOVING NATIONS AND COMMUNITIES “BEYOND TOLERANCE” PO BOX 5666 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33310

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THE HARVEY MILK FOUNDATION GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES OUR VOLUNTEER LEADERHSIP TEAM MEMBERS, OUR SUPPORTIVE AFFILIATONS and OUR PARTNERHSHIPS IN 2011: GREG VARNUM AND AEQUALITAS PROJECT JULIE STERN AND PALM BEACH FOR THE CURE JUSTIN KNIGHTEN AND LUCAS PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIRIAM RICHTER AND RICHTER TRADEMARKES FRITZ LAMBANDRAKE AND RUNWAY COUTURE DAN NICOLETTA AND NICOLETTA PHOTOGRAPHY NICK MOEDE AND RICH’S SAN DIEGO KELLI HANNAFORD AND DETAILS, DETAILS JAN STEVENS AND REDMOND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS HEATHER FONG AND NEW AGE-NEW MEDIA RESOURCES LISA SANDERS AND BLUE MOUNTAIN TAMARA TORKLANSON AND DEWEY SQUARE BRENNA HAMILTON AND THE CALIFORNIA MUSUEM TRISH HATCH AND VINNIE POMPEI, CESCAL MILAN ROSA AND BUDAPEST PRIDE EMMA HANDS AND 17-24-30 MARK HEALY AND RYAN PARKINS, 17-24-30 TOM HOPPEL AND YOGASANA BUDPEST ANDREA BAFFI AND GAYNEWS24 CLARE DIMYON AND PRIDE SOLIDARITY AJ TURNER AND ALLAN SPYERE, ICS MAYOR ED LEE AND THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR JERRY SANDERS AND THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO EFREN RAMERIZ AND DONALD ECHERD ADAM SEEWER AND UNITED AIRLINES SETH HEITZENRATER AND KERRY CHAPLIN IDIT KLEIN AND KESHET, JEWISH MOSAIC JANELL BENZAQUIN AND THE MIAMI FOUNDATION AUREILIO MANCUSO AND EQUALITY ITALIA PATRICK HOLSTINE AND SAC LEGAl GARY VAN HORN AND DELTA FOUNDATION US AMBASADOR ELENI KOUNALAKIS (HUNGARY) US AMBASSADOR DAVID THORNE (ITALY) US AMBASADOR LOUIS SUSMAN (UNITED KINGDOM) US AMBASSADOR NORMAN EISEN (CZECH REPUBLIC) US AMBASSADOR CAMERON MUNTER (PAKISTAN) US AMBASSADOR FRANCIS RICCIARDONE (TURKEY) UNA WESTMINSTER CZELAW WALEK AND PRAGUE PRIDE JAIME HANNON AND LINDSAY PRODUCTIONS TEDDY WITHERINGTON AND THE SFGMC JOAN BENNOIT AND NATIVE AMERICAN AIDS PROJECT CHRSITOPHER ROCHA AND UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO LORD GUY BLACK, UK HOUSE OF LORDS LORD FRANK JUDD, UK HOUSE OF LORDS MP LYNNE FEATHERSTONE, UK HOME OFFICE

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