Harvey bernard milk was born on may 22, 1930, in woodmere, new york his grandfather, an immigrant from lithuania, was the owner of a respected department store milk's father, william, was also involved in the retail clothing trade by his early teens, milk was already aware of his homosexuality. Biography harvey milk was born on 22 may 1930 in woodmere, new york, descended from lithuanian jewsmilk loved opera music as a teenager, and he decided to keep his homosexuality to himself, remaining in the closet for many years. Links to harvey milk at other web sites harvey milk, second sight - 1998 exhibit by sf art commission the forgotten populist - a brilliant essay about milk's politics i remember harvey - ron williams' personal recollections - webcastro harvey milk - a brief biography on kqed's 'the castro' web page the times of harvey milk - telling pictures.
Harvey milk biography, life, interesting facts harvey milk was america’s first known gay public official he was a great advocate of freedom, and worked extensively for gay rights for a short time he was in office and before it. Harvey bernard milk was born on may 22, 1930 in woodmere, new york, a town on long island his grandfather, an immigrant from lithuania, had worked his way up from a simple peddler to owner of a respected department store. Official biography of harvey milk harvey milk, was a visionary civil and human rights leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the united states when he won a seat on the san francisco board of supervisors in 1977. Milk is a biography of openly gay san francisco city supervisor harvey milk film works both as a subtle message film and as well-made movie sean penn gives excellent performance as milk.
He left in 1955 with the rank of lieutenant junior grade, according to a biography on the website of the harvey milk foundation, run by his nephew, stuart milk. The twelfth episode of remarkable lives tragic deaths focuses on harvey milk, a district 5 san francisco board of supervisors member, who was the first openly gay individual to be elected into california public office. In his brief but epochal political career, harvey milk fought passionately, and famously, for gay rights being jewish had much to do with his zeal that’s the persuasive claim that historian. Gay rights activist who became the first openly gay public official in california when he served on the san francisco board of supervisors in 1978 in july 2016, the us navy announced that it would be naming a ship after him he served four years in the united states navy from 1951 from 1955 he.
Harvey milk was born to a jewish family from lithuania who had emigrated from lithuania his grandfather was a department store owner in new york city his father was also successful in the clothing business. Harvey milk is credited as politician and gay activist, junior lieutenant in the navy, san francisco board of supervisors harvey bernard milk (may 22, 1930 – november 27, 1978) was an american politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office. Harvey milk was the only openly gay person on that list, in a section called “heroes and icons” which also included figures such as anne frank, che guevara, and mother teresa.
Biography harvey milk formed in 1992 in athens, georgiathey disbanded in 1998, but reformed in 2006 on june 3, 2008, harvey milk released their most recent album, lifethe best game in town. Exploring the many lives in the journey of harvey milk to his place as a transformative progressive politician and gay icon, and connecting his activism to his family history and the ideals of his jewish identity, this is an essential, concise, up-to-date account of a man whose accomplishments and assassination both challenged and changed the. Harvey milk biography activist political figure harvey milk was elected to san francisco’s board of supervisors in 1977 and became the first openly homosexual elected official in california.
The life of harvey milk timeline created by bli98 in history may 22, 1930 the birth of harvey milk harvey milk was born to a lithuanian jewish family in woodmere, new york jun 2, 1956 in love with joe campbell harvey milk and joe campbell met in jacob riis park in 1956 and fell in love with each other harvey won by a tremendous 30%. A new biography of the controversial and groundbreaking harvey milk (1930-1978) in this latest installment of the publisher’s jewish lives series, lgbt historian faderman ( the gay revolution: the story of the struggle , 2015, etc) focuses on one of the most revolutionary west coast gay politicians of the 20th century. Harvey milk - biography harvey bernard milk (may 22, 1930 – november 27, 1978) was an american politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in california when he won a seat on the san francisco board of supervisors.
Harvey milk, a lgbt (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) activist from woodmere, new york, could relate to all of the others that have suffered because of other people's views and ignorance he was a man that knew he was gay in high school, but didn't tell anyone for fear of being rejected. In 1970, harvey milk, a boisterous, restless new yorker, turned 40 without a sense of having accomplished much but in the handful of years that remained to him, milk moved to san francisco and remade american politics and identity. Biography harvey milk formed in athens, georgia during the 1990s they played many live shows and had a few albums out, but they never gained widespread popularity. Harvey milk was a city supervisor of a san francisco and the first openly gay officer in the city's history he, along with san francisco mayor george moscone, was shot and killed on nov 27, 1978.
Harvey milk's hard work and accomplishments on behalf of all san franciscans earned him widespread respect and support his life is an inspiration to all people committed to equal opportunity and an end to bigotry. Faderman recounts this brief but momentous life in her new biography, “harvey milk: his lives and death” her book lacks the impassioned, you-are-there immediacy of the late chronicle reporter. Harvey milk biography by william york pummeling trio with a fierce mix of doom, indie and classic rock that emerged from early '90s athens, ga. Well researched and well argued, harvey milk is a detailed but accessible biography of the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in california the first half of the book focuses on milk's many lives before his career as a successful politician, the second on his service, assassination, and legacy.