Call for Nominations - Harvey Milk Park

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For Immediate Release

John Newell,

July 12, 2023




July 12, 2023 

The Harvey Milk Park Equality Plaza Selection Committee is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Inductees to the Equality Plaza Memorial Wall located at Harvey Milk Park, the first park in the nation named after California’s first openly gay elected official and civil rights leader.  The park is located in the heart of Downtown Long Beach at the corner of 3rd Street and The Promenade.

“The selection committee calls on the public to help it identify local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ ) leaders who inspire and create change in their own lives and their own communities”, said John A. Newell, co-chair of the committee.  “Engagement with the local community is key to fulfilling a shared vision for optimism and hope, and in the spirit of Harvey Milk.”  The committee represents the diversity of the Long Beach LGBTQ community and hopes the community will participate in this annual nomination process.  Co-Chair, Deb Kahookele, said, “Harvey Milk Park has become a landmark for the LGBTQ community of Long Beach.”

Equality Plaza was created in 2012 at Harvey Milk Park to honor and recognize leaders in the local LGBTQ Community.  This recognition is given to those individuals who have given of their time, talents, and passion to help advance the Long Beach LGBTQ community, much in the same spirit as Harvey Milk himself.  Potential nominees may be living or deceased and must have or had identified as LGBTQ .  

To nominate an individual to be inducted to the Equality Plaza for selection committee consideration, please fill out the Online Nomination Form no later than July 31st    Please be sure that nominations are complete.  Incomplete nominations will not be considered by the committee. The inductees will be recognized at the annual ceremony on October 21, 2023 at the park.   



July 17, 2023 1:00 am - July 31, 2023 12:00 am(GMT-07:00)


Harvey Milk Equality Plaza at the Promenade

100 East 3rd Street, Long Beach, California 90802

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