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Harvey Milk

Milk in 1978
Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from District 5
In office
January 8, 1978 â€“ November 27, 1978
Preceded by District Created
Succeeded by Harry Britt
Constituency The Castro,
Duboce Triangle,
Noe Valley
Personal details
Born Harvey Bernard Milk
(1930-05-22)May 22, 1930
Woodmere, New York, U.S.
Died November 27, 1978(1978-11-27) (aged 48)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Cause of death Assassination
Political party Democratic (1972–78)
Other political
Republican (before 1972)[1]
Alma mater University at Albany
Profession Politician, business owner
Awards 2009 (posthumously)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1951–1955
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.
Harvey Milk
Coming out is the most political thing you can do.
My name is Harvey Milk and I'm here to recruit you.
I have tasted freedom. I will not give up that which I have tasted.
Hope will never be silent.
Burst down those closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight.
Harvey Milk
If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.
Harvey Milk
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
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.
Harvey Milk
Never take an elevator in city hall.
If I do a good job, people won't care if I am green or have three heads.
Harvey Milk
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.
Harvey Milk