The Suit in which Harvey Milk was Assassinated. Collection: GLBT Historical Society. Photo: Dan Nicoletta
Happy Birthday, Harvey. You would have been 84 years old. And yesterday was the 35th anniversary of the White Night Riots. The Texan was there and had this to say about that: “I was there. Much has changed. If I were in San Francisco today I would throw Flowers at City Hall!”
Hey, Hippie Birdy, Harvey. Here’s something for you: words, words, words…now glowing pixels maybe making a mark in the brightly-lit on-line world of today. No: no apologies.
What is writing? Staining sheets. While écriture is understood as operating on a symbolic level, the physical act of mark-making is grounded in materiality. Ink on paper, cum on the bedspread and bloody clothing of all sorts share the pull of the gaze…
Just a preview. To download the pdf of the article A Martyr in the Archive: the Life and Afterlife of Harvey Milk’s Suit click here: JonesMartyrArchives
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According to The Bay Area Reporter and other news sources, a plaque of the late gay political icon has been lifted from its home in front of the Eureka Valley branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Photographer Daniel Nicoletta, who came up as a youth working in Harvey’s Castro Camera store and on his campaigns, suspects a motive beyond mere profit. He told the B.A.R. “It definitely stinks of a political message to me. It’s not just some random vandalism by people hanging out in that plaza.”
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