For those of us who were in the front line of the early gay rights movement… it’s been a long hard march toward equality. After Harvey and mayor Moscone were assassinated, the movement moved at a snails pace. When AIDS first showed up in S.F. at the beginning of the 1980s, named leadership was missing. ACT-UP was in the right place at the right time and tsted the status quo. Without a doubt, changes were happening,however it took the movie “MILK” to introduce millions of people to Harvey Milk and our era, who were gay and straight,young and old, here in America and around the world. I think of all those early gay fighters for equal rights who are no longer with us. Yesterday was a reminder change does not happen without people who’s names are unknown. A Special thank you for the early pioneers and those who came after who have not stop fighting in this important battle for equality and the pursuit of happiness.
This feedback was sent by:jerry pritikin from chicago, iL
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