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.

Check out Past Winners of the MILK Made Awards & Spaghetti Sauce Winners.

Harvey Milk Day

 Harvey Milk Day 2015

 

2017 Harvey Milk Day

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. We work very hard to honor their financial commitment by building a better and better community event year after year.

Our annual event will consist of a (Pasta) Sauce Competition, All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti, Entertainment, and the Fifth annual MILK Made Awards at Bartley Ranch.

2017 Milk Made Nominees
Congratulations to all of the Nominees…
Who is the Person/Organization you are nominating?
Dr. Melanie Purdy, Ben Castro, Lauren Hufft, Fr. Kirk Woodliff at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Sparks.
James Partridge, Jennifer Howel, Kimi Cole, Steve Daugherty (aka Glammer), Kevi Wood
Caren Jenkins, Elvira Diaz, Karly McCutcheon, Kurt Thigpen, David Turner, YeVonne Allen, Kim Nichols (Northern NV Hopes), Karen Goody and Karen Vibe, Mayor Hillary, Amber Barnes/StartHuman

Spaghetti Competition Participants .
Jensen & Co
Sharron Neville for Bohemian Burlesque
Miss Reno Sparks Washoe County Scholarship Program
Megan Saenz representing Our Center Interns and Volunteers
Michal Issa representing Screen and Social nights at OC (3rd Fri)
Darby S. representing Our & Sober
Renos Biggest Little Sisters

The Utility Players are sponsoring our Tiny Tins for Tasting.
Gluten Free Meals Available too.
Miss Reno Sparks Washoe County Scholarship Program will be selling raffle tix and making a sauce!
Act Studios Photography. Amanda IAMART. Artist Jennifer Charbeneau, Tap Snap
Nevada Youth Empowerment Project for providing the Volunteer Team.

Special Performances by …

We need our community around us. Come meet your neighbors.

Harvey Milk Day 2017
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. – 8p.m.
Location: Bartley Ranch

$10 People over 12 / $5 People under 12

2017 Harvey Milk Planning Committee: Meredith Tanzer, Michael Franks, Sabrina Alcasa, Kim Strong, Jounda Strong

 

2016 Harvey Milk Day

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 Fourth annual MILK Made Awards at McKinley Arts and Cultural Center.

2016 Milk Made Nominees
Congratulations to all of the Nominees…
Who is the Person/Organization you are nominating?
Dr. Melanie Purdy, Ben Castro, Lauren Hufft, Fr. Kirk Woodliff at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Sparks.
James Partridge, Jennifer Howel, Kimi Cole, Steve Daugherty (aka Glammer), Kevi Wood
Caren Jenkins, Elvira Diaz, Karly McCutcheon, Kurt Thigpen, David Turner, YeVonne Allen, Kim Nichols (Northern NV Hopes), Karen Goody and Karen Vibe, Mayor Hillary, Amber Barnes/StartHuman

Spaghetti Competition Participants .
Gina Solano for A Salon 7 (The Cliptastics)
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 …

We need our community around us. Come meet your neighbors.

Harvey Milk Day 2016
Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: 6 p.m. – 8p.m.
Location: McKinly Arts and Cultural Center

$10 People over 12 / $5 People under 12

2016 Harvey Milk Planning Committee: Meredith Tanzer, Michael Franks, Sabrina Alcasa, Kim Strong, Jounda Strong

 

2015 Harvey Milk Day

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
http://uufnn.org/index.php?id=30

$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

Harvey Milk Day 2014

MILK Made Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMoeWtIuQ5Q

2014 Harvey Milk Planning Committee:
Meredith Tanzer, Jillian Helget, David White, Michael Franks, Erin Leary