The Bullhorn Series is generously supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation.

In the lead up to the opera Harvey Milk, hitting the stage in May 2020, Opera Parallèle in partnership with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus present a series of responsive community conversations that elevate LGBTQ voices and inspire civic activism in a new generation of voters and citizens. We take as inspiration the life of Harvey Milk, to explore his legacy, to shine a light on issues that are facing the community today and to celebrate those who are working to address them.

Save 20% when you buy the Full Series Bundle and attend all four events. Tickets for individual events go on-sale Nov 25th 2019.


Tuesday February 11, 2020 | 7pm

Harvey Milk was known as ‘The Mayor of Castro Street’. He galvanized a community by uniting disparate groups, registering new voters and motivating the grassroots to address local issues. What can we learn from how Harvey activated his community to create change? Who is doing this now? Why is this important? 

Host: Cat Brooks (Community Activist, Playwright)

Musical Performance: New Voices Bay Area – Transgender, Intersex, & Gender Queer Chorus – Community Music Center

Full line up of speakers to be announced shortly.

Cat Brooks

New Voices Bay Area


Tuesday March 3, 2020 | 7pm

Harvey Milk’s vision for the future was based on building hope. ‘Hope for a better world, hope for a better tomorrow, Hope that all will be all right.’ In these times where hope is challenged, join us for an intergenerational panel, which will inspire us to embrace civic engagement, envision a better future and ‘give them hope’. 

Host: Michelle Meow (Host – The Michelle Meow Show – Commonwealth Club)

Musical Performance: Excerpts from Harvey Milk featuring ‘Young Harvey’

Full line up of speakers to be announced shortly.

Michelle Meow



Tuesday April 14, 2020 | 7pm

Harvey Milk was known for his theatrical flair, once telling his staff to always use City Hall’s marble staircase as it afforded a grander entrance. From the great protest songs of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s to Harvey’s windows at Castro Camera, art and music have always been at the center of social change in San Francisco. Join us for a showcase of art and activism to ignite your creative spirit.

Host: Honey Mahogany (Activist, Drag Queen, Legislative Aide to Supervisor Matt Haney) 

Musical Performance: San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

Full line up of speakers to be announced shortly.

Honey Mahogany

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus



Tuesday May 5, 2020 | 7pm

Who was Harvey Milk? Discover the man behind the movement. Explore the man, the myth, the martyr – through the stories of those who knew him well. Discover the many facets of Milk as we capture the oral histories of key San Francisco figures who were part of Milk’s inner circle.

Host: Eric Marcus (Host of podcast & author of Making Gay History) 

Musical Performance: Excerpts from Harvey Milk featuring Matthew Worth.

Full line up of speakers to be announced shortly.

Eric Marcus

Matthew Worth Baritone ‘Harvey Milk’