The title of this post comes from the late Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, spoken back in the 70′s and those words stand true nearly 30 years later. As many of you know Proposition 8, which defines marriage between a man and a woman in California passed a week ago. There have been a number of protests in the San Francisco area, as well as other parts of the state, but there is a National Protest this Saturday in EVERY state in the US. Check this site to find out where the protests are happening in your area. Get involved, this isn’t about gay/straight, it is about basic human rights.Â
Also, if you haven’t seen it, watch this Special Comment from Keith Olberman on MSNBC on the Prop 8 issue. It is very touching and has brought a tear to many eyes.
“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.” – Harvey Milk
Also, be sure to see Milk on November 26th, which tells the story of Harvey Milk in the neighborhood I call home, The Castro, in San Francisco, California.