Mayor Annise Parker

The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Committee announces that Mayor Annise Parker will be this year’s recipient of the Harvey B. Milk Legacy Award at the 10th Annual Coachella Valley Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Wednesday, May 11, 2020 at 9:30 AM at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  Proceeds benefit Coachella Valley youth through Gay-Straight Alliance clubs and LGBTQI youth-related programs. Cole Brett-Burks a Palm Springs High School graduate will be given the Outstanding Youth Award.   The breakfast honors the memory of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California and his legacy of groundbreaking inspiration in the struggle to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The event is designed to strengthen coalitions among the many diverse community organizations that work toward equality in the Coachella Valley.

Parker currently serves as the President & CEO of Victory Fund. She served six years as a Houston City Council member, six years as City Controller, and six years as Mayor of the city. She is one of only two women to have been elected mayor and is the only person in Houston history to have held the offices of council member, controller, and mayor. She was the first openly LGBTQ mayor of a major American city.

Tickets and sponsorships are available online or you can save the processing fee and get your tickets by mail: New this year, Coffee Welcome AT 8:30 AM followed by breakfast with a 9:30 AM start time.

This event is accessible for persons with hearing and mobility impairments. Additional student honorees and entertainment will be announced soon.

Co-sponsor tables of ten are available at $750.00. Tables of ten may be donated for students for $650.00. Individual tickets are available for just $75.00. Info at