As we honor Harvey Milk, I would like to leave you with some of his memorable quotes. Please remember, we must keep fighting. There is still so much work to be done and it will take each and every one of us to make that change. Find your inner Milk and break down those doors!
“I cannot prevent anyone from getting angry, or mad, or frustrated. I can only hope that they’ll turn that anger and frustration and madness into something positive, so that two, three, four, five hundred will step forward, so the gay doctors will come out, the gay lawyers, the gay judges, gay bankers, gay architects … I hope that every professional gay will say ‘enough’, come forward and tell everybody, wear a sign, let the world know. Maybe that will help.”
“I fully realize that a person who stands for what I stand for, an activist, a gay activist, becomes the target or the potential target for a person who is insecure, terrified, afraid, or very disturbed with themselves.”
“I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you… And you… And you… Gotta give em hope.”
“All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.”
“All men are created equal. No matter how hard you try, you can never erase those words.”
And lastly, the one that touches me the most…..
“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.”