Happy Birthday, Harvey.

If Harvey Milk were alive, he would have celebrated his 81st birthday yesterday.

As one of the first openly gay elected officials in the country, his work was not only one of a politician but of an activist, encouraging his supporters not only to fight for a more just world, but telling them that electing people from marginalized communities to public office was a critical way in achieving that.

He was assassinated on November 27, 1978, at age of 48. More at Pam’s House Blend.

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