Our Center chooses to celebrate Harvey Milk Day each year as he strived for the same purposes our organizations does.
He worked long and hard to build, strengthen and connect the community.
Every year, we offer a way for the community to get together and honor members of our community thru the Milk Made Awards. We honor members of our community who embody his spirit and dedication.
“Harvey Milk, was a visionary civil and human rights leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Milk’s unprecedented loud and unapologetic proclamation of his authenticity as an openly gay candidate for public office, and his subsequent election gave never before experienced hope to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (sic) (LGBT) people everywhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination. His remarkable career was tragically cut short when he was assassinated nearly a year after taking office.” -Harvey Milk Foundation.
Harvey Milk Day 2015 – Overview
Huge thanks to The Norris-Rocaberte Family Foundation for coming on board as a major sponsor. We appreciate their dedication and commitment to Build Our Center.
Our annual event will consist of a (Pasta) Sauce Competition, All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti, Entertainment, and the Third annual MILK Made Awards at The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada.
2015 Milk Made Nominees
Congratulations to all of the Nominees…
AJ Miller, Jake Peck, Kristen Aaquist , Jeff Auer, Good Luck Macbeth Theatre, Chanel – Chris Mulhern, Monica Du Pea , Brock Maylath, YeVonne Allen, Mary Baranovich & Bev Sevcik , Robert Douglas Bubbles -Papa Bubbles, Francesca Continolo, Caren C. Jenkins, Cassi Levasque , South Tahoe High School ALLY Club, Miesha Mack , Mary Baranovich & Bev Sevcik, Brock Maylath, TAG, Lauren Scott Outstanding Ally Marilyn York / Marilyn York Law Firm, Jon Ralston, Hank Sosnowski , Mayor Hillary Schieve , Dr. Ted Owens, Rounds Bakery.
Spaghetti Competition Participants .
Lauren Hufft & Michael Gullywith Prism Magic
<<<Reigning 2 Year Winner>> (Tye-Dye Glutards)
Angela Watson with Black Hole Body Piercing (Mighty Watsons)
Gina Solano and Antonio Mayorga for A Salon 7 (The Cliptastics)
Sharon for Sindex Printing
Mary Mauhler for League of Lesbians
Steven Meyer for Nevada Gay Mens Chorus
Shiny/Bethany Ann for The Morris Burner Hotel
Sharron Neville for Bohemian Burlesque
Ben for Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE)
Richard Vierra for Cadillac Bar
Jim Brown for The Community
The Utility Players are sponsoring our Tiny Tins for Tasting.
Gluten Free Meals Available too. Miss Reno Sparks Washoe County Scholarship Program will be bringing back their Milk Shakes. Rounds Bakery will donate Dinner Rolls and Cookies. Reno Provisions will donate Garlic Bread.
Ernie Brower Photography. Amanda IAMART. Eric Anderson’s Key Board.
Nevada Youth Empowerment Project for providing the Volunteer Team.
Special Performances by Silver Dollar Court, miss Spanish Springs Outstanding Teem, Brian Jensen and Jenny Oxier, Gay Men’s Chorus, Sierra Nevada Ballet.
We need our community around us. Come meet your neighbors.
Harvey Milk Day 2015
Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. – 8p.m.
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Northern Nevada
780 Del Monte Lane
Reno, NV 89511
$10 People over 12 / $5 People under 12
2015 Harvey Milk Planning Committee: Meredith Tanzer, Michael Franks, Erin Leary, David White, and YeVonne Allen
Harvey Milk Day 2014 – Overview
2014 Harvey Milk Planning Committee:
Jenny Oxier, Monique Manzo, Jillian Helget, David White, Michael Franks, Erin Leary
Harvey Milk Day 2013 – Overview
Our event featured a special screening of the academy award winning film Milk, a Spaghetti Feed Dinner(and Pasta Sauce Contest and the first annual MILK Made Awards at The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada.
Spaghetti Feed Sponsors & Contest Participants so far…
Lauren Hufft with Prism Magic (Team Tye-Dye Glutards), Aaron Ware with Arbonne – Reno(Team RbonRox), Angela Watson with Black Hole Body Piercing (Team Mighty Watsons), Gina Solano with A Salon 7 (Team Cliptastics)
Christopher Daniels with Planned Parenthood ( PP Paisanos), Jessica Levity with The Utility Players – Team “No One Makes A Better Sauce Than Us Players”, Monica Du Pea with Nevada Youth Empowerment Project –NYEP, Jessica Weiss with Joyful Girl (Team Joyful), Tammy T for League of Lesbians– LOLr (Team Tomato Tomaso), Jeff Klenovic for UUFNN (Team Fabulous UUs), Bill Nelson for Spectrum of Northern Nevada (Spectrum and Meatballs)
****Thanks to Lauren at Team Glutard there will be Gluten Free Pasta donated by Lundberg Rice & Cheese by Wedge Cheese Shop****
Additional Sponsors include: Harvey Law Firm, Tronix Video Music Club, Planned Parenthood
NYEP, 5 Star Saloon, Lundberg Rice, Spectrum of Northern Nevada, therenogaypage, Northern Nevada Hopes, Nevada Restaurant Supply Co, Emily Purdy Tupperware Consultant, Miss Reno, Sparks, Washoe County & Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program.
Check out this video Reno Gay Page made of all of the 2013 Nominees —
2014 Harvey Milk Planning Committee:
Meredith Tanzer, Jillian Helget, David White, Michael Franks, Erin Leary