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Gay Activist Harvey Milk Day

By Charlotte Robinson, May 22, 2011
Harvey Milk Day is May 22nd which would have been
Milk’s 81th birthday. In 1977 Milk became the first out
gay elected official from a major U.S. city when he was
elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He
won on a platform of civil rights but his tenure was cut
short when he was assassinated by former supervisor,
Dan White, the following year. In 2009 he was awarded
the Medal of Freedom in by President Obama saying
that Milk’s “message of hope, hope unashamed, hope
unafraid, could not ever be silenced.”
Harvey Milk was a champion for seniors, for working
people & for those who didn't have a voice & his
courageous work set the stage for many of the key civil
rights advances we enjoy today.
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1 comment:

Governor Jerry Brown said...

Harvey Milk gave hope to millions of gays and lesbians across the country that a day would come when they could live their lives openly and honestly without fear of discrimination. Milk worked with others to secure passage of San Francisco’s landmark Gay Rights Ordinance which became a model for anti-discrimination legislation throughout California and the nation. He also campaigned “against Proposition 6” which would have required California school districts to fire openly gay and lesbian teachers solely because of their sexual orientation and the proposition was defeated.

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