The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is designed to bring together more than 1,000 diverse San Diegans – business, labor, Democrats, Republicans, all communities, all ages, all San Diegans who support equality and justice – to celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist.
The 2020 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast will be held on Friday, May 22, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Proceeds benefit the social services programs of The San Diego LGBT Community Center.
2020 Harvey Milk Award Honorees
The Honorable Jackie Biskupski, Salt Lake City, Utah’s first openly gay mayor, will receive the Harvey Milk Lifetime Achievement Award. Biskupski served as a public official for Salt Lake City for more than 20 years and completed her term as mayor on January 6, 2020. While in the state legislature, and as mayor, she fought for LGBTQ equality, to halt the impacts of climate change, combat homelessness, strengthen public safety, and assist refugees.
The Honorable Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, California, will be honored with the Harvey Milk Champion of Equality Award. When elected mayor in 2014, Garcia became the first openly gay, first Latino, and youngest person to serve in that role in the city. As a former member of the Long Beach City Council, and now as mayor, Garcia has been a champion for LGBTQ equality, and has also been recognized for his leadership regarding affordable housing, education, sustainability, and economic development.