"Don't hide your green hair,
they can see it anyway."

Morris to his grandson Harvey, as remembered by Stuart Milk

greenhaircreative imagines, advocates and produces work in Charlotte's arts,
LGBTQ and social justice communities that highlight the stories of LGBT pioneers.

Thank you!


We had a great time celebrating Harvey Milk Day 2017 in Charlotte with four readings of the tribute play "Dear Harvey" on May 22 and 24.
Stories of Harvey Milk – the people he knew, the lives he changed. | By Patricia Loughrey | Music by Thomas Hodges
Intimate, surprising stories based on interviews with Harvey's nephew Stuart Milk, campaign manager Anne Kronenberg, AIDS Quilt founder Cleve Jones and other activists. This spirited tribute reaffirms his impact and the continued relevance of his campaign towards equality, almost four decades after his assassination. Harvey Milk would have been 87 in 2017.

Please see the Dear Harvey Archive Page for more information. And see you May 22, 2018 at the next Harvey Milk Day event!

Next: SAGE Chapter Charlotte?

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBT organizations, largely through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. sageusa.org

The Harvey Milk Day/Charlotte readings of the tribute play "Dear Harvey" were one tool to bring attention to Charlotte's LGBT elder community, and to the formation of a possible SAGE Chapter in Charlotte. Should we have a Chapter? Whom will it serve? What will it do? Be part of the conversation. A town hall meeting to discuss these issues will be announced for August or September. Interested? Email Dan at dearharvey@gmail.com

Donate

Any donations will be split between the formation of a SAGE Charlotte Chapter (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and Green Hair Creative projects (for royalties, marketing and printing costs, space rental, etc.) Donations are tax-deductible thru fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas. Harvey Milk was famous for standing on a soapbox and delivering his message through a bullhorn; he owned a camera store; and he would say "I am all of us" to convey his vision of equality. Support Green Hair Creative's work with a gift of $87 (I am a Bullhorn), $57 (I am a Camera), or $27 (I am All of Us).

Resources

Harvey Milk Foundation
Patricia Loughrey, Playwright
Thomas Hodges, Composer
SAGE

greenhaircreative

Dan Kirsch | Creative Director
Email | dearharvey@gmail.com
Website updated June 10, 2017

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