In GR 14 historian Lillian Faderman shares some highlights from her latest book Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death. Milk was the first openly gay man elected to public office, but unfortunately he was assassinated in 1978, after less than a year in office. We discuss some of the highlights of his short career and explore why many consider him the Martin Luther King of the fight for LGBT Civil Rights.
Links and References:
- Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death by Lillian Faderman
- The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk Paperback (2008) by Randy Shilts
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