Each May, the Harvey Milk Coachella Valley Diversity Breakfast is held at the Palm Springs Convention Center. This inspiring event gathers hundreds of equality and justice supporters, celebrated in memory of the late Harvey Milk, who became the first openly gay man elected to office in California.

Milk was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for only eleven months when he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated on November 27, 1978, following the successful campaigning for a bill banning discrimination in public accommodations, housing, and employment based on sexual orientation.

Proceeds from the event benefit valley youth through Gay Straight Alliances and other LGBTQ youth-related events. In fact, proceeds from this year’s event will be used to pay for our students to attend the event once again and for the buses that take them to the convention center.

Students arrive prior to the official opening of the doors for time to listen and to ask questions of special guest speakers before taking their seats for breakfast. Many of the students participate in the parade of flags reminding us that not all countries in the world embrace the basic human rights of equality and justice. Awards are presented in a myriad of categories to students who have spoken from their hearts in print, in video, and in actions.

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