FRKTV celebrates the achievements of the LGBTQ community #whereyoulive in honor of the upcoming San Francisco Pride week.
6/21/17: Harvey Milk
LGBT icon Harvey Milk moved to San Francisco from New York in 1972 and opened a shop, Castro Camera, in the heart of the city's gay community on Castro Street. As the shop became a hot spot, Milk found his voice as a leader and activist. He soon became known as the "Mayor of Castro Street." And in 1977, after several unsuccessful campaigns, Harvey's determination won him a seat on the San Francisco City-County Board, making him the first openly gay individual to be elected to office. Tragically, he only served 11 months before he was shot and killed by Dan White, another city supervisor. Anne Kronenberg, his final campaign manager, later said, "What set Harvey apart from you or me was that he was a visionary. He imagined a righteous world inside his head and then he set about to create it for real, for all of us." Photo courtesy of Daniel Nicoletta. #BeInspired #whereyoulive #abc7celebrates #LGBTQPride #LGBTQ #HarveyMilk #SanFrancisco #CastroCamera #GayIcon #CastroStreet #AnneKronenberg #LGBTHistory #SFPride
Founded in 1973, The Pacific Center for Human Growth is the oldest LGBTQ center in the Bay Area that nurtures and enriches the well-being and self-respect of the LGBTQ community. The Center provides services for Alameda County and greater East Bay. They aid over 4,000 people a year and operate the only sliding-scale mental health clinic in the Alameda County for LGBTQ individuals and their families. The Pacific Center is dedicated to cultivating programs that provide mental health support for HIV+ men, youth services and peer support groups. ABC7 celebrates The Pacific Center for their commitment to diversity and inclusiveness! Photo courtesy of the Pacific Center. #BeInspired #whereyoulive #abc7celebrates #LGBTQPride #LGBTQ #PacificCenterforHumanGrowth #PacificCenter #Berkeley #AlamedaCounty #HIV #PeerCounseling #EastBay #MentalHealth
Meet Leanne Pittsford (@lepitts) - entrepreneur, technologist, risk taker and founder of Lesbians Who Tech(@lwtech) and the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship. She has built a global community of over 25,000 queer women and allies in the tech community. Pittsford's passions for equality and diversity have helped increase representation among women and lesbian's in technology across the Bay Area and the country. This year, the Edie Windsor Coding scholarship for queer women who want to learn how to code is aiming to give 50 queer and gender nonconforming women a coding education- and you can help! A matching grant challenge of $150,000 has been issued from (@twilio) if LWT can raise $100,000 for the Scholarship by the beginning of July. To learn more and support this campaign visit lesbianswhotech.org/codingscholarship/give. Photo courtesy of Lesbians Who Tech. #BeInspired #whereyoulive #abc7celebrates #LGBTQPride #LGBTQ #LeannePittsford #LesbiansWhoTech #EdieWindsorCodingScholarship #LWT #Twilio #EdieWindsor #LWTEdie #Lesbian #QueerCoders #WomenInTech