Sunday, 27 November 2011

33 years ago

...Harvey Milk was assassinated. This is his best-known speech and, while things have got better, there's still a long way to go.

Harvey Milk was the first openly-gay man to be elected to public office in the US in 1977. His most recognized speech, "You Cannot Live On Hope Alone," was given in 1978, shortly before he was assassinated. His words resonate particularly today as Californians debate a resolution to ban gay marriage.

I know which film I'll be watching tonight.
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