Tuesday, November 27, 2012
After Harvey Milk became one of the first out gay people elected in 1977, he put up a sign in his store window that just said, "Thank You." Thirty-five years later, an out lesbian named Tammy Baldwin would be elected to the US Senate. Remembering Harvey Milk, killed on this day in 1978.
I heard that he had been shot when I was still at work. My friends and I left work and joined the candlelight parade going down Market Steet. It was a sorrowful, powerful moment of mourning.