Milk in 1978
|Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from District 5|
January 8, 1978 â€“ November 27, 1978
|Preceded by||District Created|
|Succeeded by||Harry Britt|
|Born||Harvey Bernard Milk
May 22, 1930
Woodmere, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 27, 1978
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Assassination|
|Political party||Democratic (1972â€“78)|
|Republican (before 1972)|
|Alma mater||University at Albany|
|Profession||Politician, business owner|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1951â€“1955|
|Rank||Lieutenant, junior grade|
|Unit||USS Kittiwake (ASR-13)|
More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.
Burst down those closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight.
If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.
It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.
The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, that my friends, is true perversion.
If I do a good job, people won't care if I am green or have three heads.
All over the country, they're reading about me, and the story doesn't center on me being gay. It's just about a gay person who is doing his job.