Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Harvey Milk Day, May 22
Here come the wingnuts! This month marks the first observance of Harvey Milk Day in California, and as expected the homo-haters are starting to crawl out from under their rocks and denounce it. This video report from a television station in Bakersfield, California, is a nice, short summary of what you can expect to see as we draw closer to the event. Don't get me started on the idiot in the video who says that we shouldn't honor someone for his sexual orientation, only for his achievement. Harvey Milk achieved plenty, you doofus, and much of it was to demonstrate what ignoramuses people like you really are. Young gay people need a voice -- as Harvey said, you've got to give them hope -- and observing Harvey Milk Day is one way for us older gays to let the kids know they are not alone, because there are still plenty of places in this country where it is still terrifying to realize that you're gay and there is no one around to support you. I would like to see Harvey Milk Day observed not only in California, but throughout the entire US. That kid in Altoona, Pennsylvania, deserves it.