lgbt history

Who is Harvey Milk?

I was dumbfounded recently when legendary Harvey Milk’s name came up in conversation and two gay people didn’t know who he was.There’s something so sad about this it’s hard to put it into words. I could understand them not knowing who Fred Karger is because he doesn’t have the backing or the resources to sway minds like other politicians. But Harvey Milk is so fundamental to LGBT history you really have to wonder what’s going on these days.

So if you are LGBT, or you write about LGBT people, and you don’t know who Harvey Milk is, and you don’t know that he died a violent death on November 27, 1978 in San Fransisco, at least take the time to check this link and find out something basic about him.