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"I cannot prevent anyone from getting angry, or mad, or frustrated. I can only hope that they’ll turn that anger and frustration and madness into something positive, so that two, three, four, five hundred will step forward, so the gay doctors will come out, the gay lawyers, the gay judges, gay bankers, gay architects … I hope that every professional gay will say ‘enough’, come forward and tell everybody, wear a sign, let the world know. Maybe that will help."
— 2 years ago with 45 notes
#National coming out day  #harvey milk 

The Times of Harvey Milk

A documentary portrait of San Francisco’s first openly gay politician, city supervisor Harvey Milk, The Times of Harvey Milk might not have been made but for the tragic circumstances of Milk’s death. On November 27, 1978, Dan White, a former city supervisor who was desperate to regain his post, entered City Hall with a gun and murdered both San Francisco’s mayor, George Moscone, and Milk. At the trial, White’s lawyer skillfully turned the jury’s attention away from his client’s public anti-gay statements to focus on White’s spotless record and his extremely agitated mental state on the day of the murders. White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to a relatively brief jail term, sparking a demonstration and riot by gay supporters of the murdered men. The film considers Milk’s accomplishments and his exceptional popularity; this is not an objective look at a man, but a celebration of a martyr. Winner of an Academy award for Best Documentary Feature, The Times of Harvey Milk was released while White was serving his sentence; he was paroled in 1984 and committed suicide the next year.

PinkPanthers not only invites but urges every single one of our followers to take 88 minutes sometime today, tomorrow, or this week to watch this video. Don’t live your life with any sense of hopelessness. Our fight today is the fight that thousands have fought. The only way to end the hate is to know our history, to be inspired, to dream and to fight. Reblog, like, and save this video if you don’t have time right now to watch this. Every queer person needs to see this.

— 3 years ago with 28 notes
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"Gay love is gay power. Harvey Milk Lives."

"Gay love is gay power. Harvey Milk Lives."

— 3 years ago with 22 notes
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“I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not  worth living. And you… And you… And you… Gotta give em hope.” - Harvey  Milk

“I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you… And you… And you… Gotta give em hope.” - Harvey Milk

(Source: pinkpanthers)

— 3 years ago with 93 notes
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