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About Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk was an American civil rights activist and politician who made history by becoming the first openly gay candidate to win an election for public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Barely a year after he was sworn into office, he was assassinated by Dan White, a fellow city supervisor. In 2008, Time magazine included him in its list of the "100 most important people of the 20th century".
He was the son of Minerva Karns and William Milk. He had an elder brother named Robert.
In 2009, he was posthumously honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
His life and death were dramatized in the 2008 biographical film Milk, which saw actor Sean Penn portray him.
In 2014, he became the first openly gay political official to be honored with a United States Postal Service postage stamp.
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Famous quotes by Harvey Milk
Hope will never be silent.Harvey Milk
It takes no compromising to give people their rights. It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no survey to remove repressions.Harvey Milk
More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.Harvey Milk
The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, THAT my friends, is true perversion.Harvey Milk
Harvey Milk's Popularity
Harvey Milk was a famous American politician and activist, who was born on May 22, 1930. As a person born on this date, Harvey Milk is listed in our database as the 17th most popular celebrity for the day (May 22) and the 17th most popular for the year (1930).
People born on May 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Harvey Milk is the 418th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Harvey Milk's birthday, Harvey Milk is the 2501st most famous American.
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