Santa Ana City Council to recognize Harvey Milk Day at tonight’s meeting

The Santa Ana City Council meeting tonight should be a lively one.  In addition to a measure opposing the Arizona racial profiling bill, and calling for immigration reform, the Council will also be considering a motion to recognize May 22nd as Harvey Milk Day.  The proclamation was crafted by Council Members Vince Sarmiento and Sal Tinajero.

Harvey Milk Day is a day of recognition that occurs every May 22, starting 2010, in the state of California for gay-rights activist Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978. Milk is only the second person in state history, in addition to conservationist John Muir, to gain such a designation.  He is also the only openly gay person in the country to be honored with this designation.

The City Council will also be voting to approve the Consolidated Five-Year Plan for 2010-2014 and the Annual Action Plan and authorize its submittal to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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About Zorro

Yes, Zorro is gay. Zorro is gay in San Francisco, black in South Africa, an Asian in Europe, a Chicano in San Ysidro, an anarchist in Spain, a Palestinian in Israel, a Mayan Indian in the streets of San Cristobal, a Jew in Germany, a Gypsy in Poland, a Mohawk in Quebec, a pacifist in Bosnia, a single woman on the Metro at 10pm, a peasant without land, a gang member in Santa Ana, an unemployed worker, an unhappy student and, of course, a good government advocate in Anaheim. Zorro is all the exploited, marginalized, oppressed minorities resisting and saying `Enough'. He or she is every minority who is now beginning to speak and every majority that must shut up and listen. He or she is every untolerated group searching for a way to speak. Everything that makes power and the good consciences of those in power uncomfortable -- this is Zorro.