The Hope Speech. Harvey Milk addressing crowd from stage at San Francisco Gay Day Parade. 1978.

The Hope Speech. Harvey Milk addressing crowd from stage at San Francisco Gay Day Parade. 1978.

Harvey Milk. An American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. Following his assassination, an estimated 30000 people marched, holding a candle, from castro street to city hall. Harvey Milk once said "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door in the country"

Harvey Milk. An American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. Following his assassination, an estimated 30000 people marched, holding a candle, from castro street to city hall. Harvey Milk once said "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door in the country"

Harvey Milk (1930-1978), activist, organizer and the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States.

Harvey Milk (1930-1978), activist, organizer and the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States.

“All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.”  ~Harvey Milk

“All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.” ~Harvey Milk

365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 152 by Lisa Congdon, quote by Harvey Milk

365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 152

365 Days of Hand Lettering: Day 152 by Lisa Congdon, quote by Harvey Milk

Thank you Harvey Milk for paving the way. I often wonder what the world would be like today if your life had not been cut short.

Thank you Harvey Milk for paving the way. I often wonder what the world would be like today if your life had not been cut short.

Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back. Milk became an icon in San Francisco and a martyr in the gay community. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk

Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back. Milk became an icon in San Francisco and a martyr in the gay community. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk

14 Harvey Milk Quotes That Will Inspire You

14 Harvey Milk Quotes That Will Inspire You

Although he only served 11 months in office, Harvey Milk left a lasting impression as the first openly gay person to be elected to office in California and a tireless voice for LGBT rights.

Don’t Let People Happen to You – Harvey Milk

Don't Let People Happen to You - Harvey Milk

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