Skip to comments.Gov. Jerry Brown proclaims Sunday second annual Harvey Milk Day
Posted on 05/21/2011 9:03:49 PM PDT by artichokegrower
Gov. Jerry Brown declared Sunday as the state's second ever "Harvey Milk Day," saying the slain politician's "life was cut short far too soon, but his legacy of hope, tolerance, and equality lives on."
Sunday would have been Milk's 81st birthday. The San Francisco supervisor and gay rights leader was shot and killed, as was Mayor George Moscone, by another supervisor in 1978.
"In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man in the history of the United States to be elected to public office," Brown's proclamation reads in part. "This milestone achievement 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."
In 2008, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a measure that would have made May 22 a "day of special significance" in public schools. But a year later, when a similar measure -- also by San Francisco State Sen. Mark Leno -- landed on his desk, the governor signed it. A spokesman said at the time that Schwarzenegger's mind was changed by President Obama's awarding Milk the Presidential Medal of Freedom and an Academy Award-winning film about Milk's life.
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I couldn’t think of what Milk was tolerant of, but you’ve reminded me...murderous cultists.
Twinkies and Milk don’t mix.
Surprisingly, I’m not surprised.
Jerry the Jesuit ecclesiastic...
... by President obuma awarding Milk the ....
Words cannot express how thrilled I am. It’s like a tingle running up and down my leg.
So, Arnold (the Sperminator- Yah, das right - das mah baybee)) was against it before he was for it????
God help us.
God has kicked us to the curb ; and rightfully so .
I suppose it would be unbearably cynical to point out that a Harvey Milk day serves to remind people of the only proven way to get a sodomite out of high office.
I doubt he would have lived to be 81. Probably would have died of AIDs long ago.
Milk makes a rather unremarkable subject for the silver screen. In his seven years in San Francisco, he made four bids for elective office, only emerging victorious in his lasta 1977 run for city supervisor. For his persistence, Milk jokingly referred to himself as the gay Harold Stassen. He served for less than a year. In naming the onetime camera-shop proprietor one of the 100 most important people of the twentieth century, Time conceded, As a supervisor, Milk sponsored only two lawspredictably, one barring anti-gay discrimination, and, less so, a law forcing dog owners to clean pets messes from sidewalks. Eleven months on the city council hardly seems the stuff of Hollywood legend. So Hollywood invented a legend.
Milk - it does a homo good.
So as I read this, Harvey Milk’s greatest achievement in life was being gay and letting the world know it.
Big deal... yawn
Gotta disagree with you. If Harvey Milk had served out his term instead of being assassinated he would have drifted off into much deserved obscurity rather than martyrdom.
Twinkies for everyone!
“I suppose it would be unbearably cynical to point out that a Harvey Milk day serves to remind people of the only proven way to get a sodomite out of high office.”
He would have long ago died from AIDS, so it’s stupid to say he would have been 81. I know, I was a young girl in the City when he was shot. I remember the AIDS plague coming through and wiping out pretty much every homosexual man.
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