The above quote is from Harvey Milk, the first openly gay city official to be elected in the US. On the eve of pride weekend, I thought I’d just toss a few quotes by him. Just ’cause I’m that kind of guy.
In November 1978, the Briggs Initiative was defeated in California in a referendum. It would have barred homosexuals from teaching in California public schools. In thanking the straight allies that the gay community had gained in the fight against the initiative, Harvey Milk said,
‘We owe them to continue the education campaign that took place. We must destroy the myths once and for all, shatter them. We must continue to speak out. Most importantly, every single gay person must come out […]. [O]nce they realise that we are indeed their children, that we are indeed everywhere, then every myth, every lie and innuendo will be destroyed once and for all.’
So, here’s to destroying myths and lies and innuendoes.