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You can't run a city by people who do not live there.




Harvey Milk, 1930-1978, San Francisco Supervisor, Quoted in Shilts, The Mayor of Castro Street, St. Martins Press, 1982

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Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk
  • Born: May 22, 1930
  • Died: November 27, 1978
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, where he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Although he was the most pro-LGBT politician in the United States at the time, politics and activism were not his early interests; he was neither open about his sexuality nor civically active until he was 40, after his experiences in the counterculture movement of the 1960s.

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