“It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.” -- Harvey Milk, in a 1973 speech during his first unsuccessful run for supervisor
Every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in America needs to get to know Harvey Milk, the gay rights advocate and politician who was assassinated in 1978.
Here in California, May 22 is Harvey Milk Day, a state holiday established in 2009 to honor Milk’s memory.