Milk: The Slaying of Harvey Milk Was Never a Gay Hate Crime

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Milk is the much anticipated new movie from auteur Gus Van Sant and chronicles the assasination of charismatic Harvey Milk in 1978. Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. His legacy is still apparent in San Francisco today where Milk is still a hero of the Bay Area.

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On November 27 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were shot and killed by another city supervisor, Dan White. White had recently resigned from his position and wanted his job back and blamed his former colleagues for denying his attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter after using the infamous “Twinkie Defense,” sighting his addiction to sugary foods as a factor of his depression and subsequently a cause of his diminished responsibility in the deaths of these two men. White served just five years in jail and was released in January 1984. He committed suicide the following October 1985.

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Obama: Shame on You

Message to the LA County 70%: Tell me about your struggle. The struggle that is soooo much more important than the gay and lesbian struggle. 

Did your parents disown you because you are black? No? Happens to gay and lesbians every day.

Have you ever been afraid that your family, friends, and work colleagues would disown you if you were black? No? Gays and lesbians struggle constantly with coming and being out.

Did you get beaten up and bullied at school because you are black? No? Happens to gay and lesbians more now than ever before. Teachers turn a blind eye.

Did you have to hide the real you and live a lie because you were afraid to be black? No? Happens every day to gays and lesbians.

Do you kill yourself because you are black? No? Gay and lesbians teenagers are amongst the highest percentage of suicides.

Where you ever denied the right to marry the person you love because you are black? No? Well that’s happening right now in California. Thanks to you.

Oh, and another thing. Did you make a choice to be black? No? Well neither do gay and lesbians.

So now the truth is out. You got us all supporting your “struggle,” yet you’re just as bigoted as the “white man” you constantly bitch about. 

We were brothers and sisters fighting for the same cause and yet you dare to state that the gay and lesbian struggle is NOT a Civil Rights issue

Shame on you. 

I’m done supporting your Civil Rights