Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mr. President,

Thank you very much.
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Harvey Milk to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Victory Fund has learned President Barack Obama plans to award America's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to Harvey Milk, one of the country's first openly gay elected officials. The award will be accepted at a White House ceremony August 12 by Stuart Milk, the nephew of the late San Francisco Supervisor and civil rights activist.
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Stuart Milk echoed Wolfe's praise, saying, "The President's action today touches the core of our very human hearts and my uncle would be so proud of this high honor. His election was, for him, a beginning-a chance to make real change. That change is happening, but we still have so far to go. I hope this recognition inspires LGBT Americans everywhere to heed Harvey's call to run for office, to serve openly, to live proudly with authenticity and to demand the equality that we all deserve."

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