Saturday, June 25, 2011
Like the revolutionaries of our nation's past, this man took a bullet so that, today, our legislatures can peacefully pass laws that recognize the full humanity of gay people in New York State and in all of America. After all the bullshit, this is what it comes down to: we progress with determination, with pride, and with arguing, but in the end we do it peacefully.
Sometimes I feel like burning the buildings down. But that's not necessary tonight.
Tonight, Harvey Milk is smiling. Those of you who fought on the front lines for this victory are his inheritors. Be proud.
Pictured: Harvey Milk's inauguration, January, 1978.