It’s Harvey Milk Day

Harrvey Milk

For those who don’t know, May 22nd of each year is the day celebrated in loving memory of Harvey Milk, the gay rights activist who was murdered in 1978. Organised by the Harvey Milk Foundation, the day is meant to honour the accomplishments of Mr. Milk, a New York-born California politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in that state when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.… [Read more]

In Remembrance of JFK

john f kennedy

Today would have been John F. Kennedy’s 95th birthday. Given that his term as the 35th President of the United States was cut short by an assassin’s bullet, we will never know what this nation would have been during, and could have been after, his presidency.

Much took place during his shortened time in office. Among other issues, the nation came face to face with a serious nuclear threat from the (then) Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis.… [Read more]

The Look

Eyes

Editor’s Note:  This Transcending Borders post is from a woman who, like many of us, knows that there are things that divide us.  What’s more important is what we do, great or small, to bridge the gap.  It all begins with us.

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My 8th grade school year started out ok.  I was a good student and I had good grades.… [Read more]