Harvey Milk

RFT (Riverfront Times)

Review: Harvey Milk at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Is a Triumph

Forty-four years ago this November, a San Francisco city supervisor murdered two colleagues. Dan White was a former cop and former firefighter who’d grown angry at the political machinations of his opponents — and the way his city was changing. He blamed Harvey Milk, with some justification. White...
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Harvey Milk, the Opera, in St. Louis

Harvey Milk, the re-tooled opera, premieres at Opera Theatre of St. Lotus. It is a smashing hit. Composer Stewart Wallace talks about again looking at the work, first draft created in 1994-5. He now lives in Rome and is in St. Louis for event. He has always wanted to present the title character and his friends as human. This gives the audience a context which is neither campy nor exaggerated. Michael Korie has a first-rate journalist's eye and contributes apt and moving scenes to the drama.
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Valley News

Navy launches ship named for gay rights leader Harvey Milk

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A Navy ship named for slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk, who served four years in the Navy before being forced out, was christened and launched in San Diego Bay Saturday, Nov. 6. The replenishment oiler USNS Harvey Milk slid down the shipyard ways after a bottle of Champagne was smashed on the bow by former Navy officer Paula M. Neira, clinical program director for the John Hopkins Center for Transgender Health. Milk’s nephew, Stuart Milk, and Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro watched the traditional ceremony. “The secretary of the Navy needed to be here today, not just to amend the wrongs of the past, but to give inspiration to all of our LGBTQ community leaders who served in the Navy, in uniform today and in the civilian workforce as well too, and to tell t.