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    Harvey Milk was “the first openly gay man to run for office in California, elected supervisor in San Francisco” (Carnes and Garraty 698). A year after running for office he participated in trying to stop a California law from going into effect that would give gay teachers the right to be fired, because of who they were (Carnes and Garraty 669). His involvement in the process was a success and the law was denied. He is important, because throughout his life up until his assassination he did whatever he could to stand up for himself and gays everywhere. With all of his hard work and dedication he helped pave the way for gays to begin becoming accepted into society and fight no matter what. I think that violence in entertainment should have…

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    When Harvey Milk was a child homosexuality was considered a mental illness. People were very afraid and harsh about homosexuality. Because of this Harvey Milk had a very rough childhood, and he had to hide his sexuality for a big part of his life. But in 1977 Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Which made him the first openly gay political figure in US history. The story of Harvey Milk teaches us that you can persevere and make a difference when you are facing…

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    Harvey Milk was a visionary and fearless gay rights’ activist and a Supervisor in San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Although his leadership was short-lived as a fellow supervisor and long-time opponent, Dan White, assassinated him his legacy remains as the prominent Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT). At that time, the community was entirely homophobic and standing staunchly to the fight against discrimination of the gay community. Harvey Milk was born on May 1930 in Woodmere, New…

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    “The important thing to know about an assassination is not who fired the shot, but who bought the bullet.” The famed author Eric Ambler once said. Harvey milk, once a man who was the first american politician and openly gay supervisor in florida in 1977. Harvey and Dan White fought for the spot as supervisor, which Harvey got. Dan White said he didn’t want the job because it wasn’t enough money to support his family. Dan White wanting this spot ends up killing Harvey Milk and Mayor George…

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    In the early 1970s, Harvey Milk decided to campaign for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. In 1977, Milk was finally elected, and became the first openly gay man to hold office in U.S. history. During his campaign he wanted his supporters to know that he supports, and would not undermine the less privileged. In doing so, he became an advocate for racial minorities, differently abled, and elderly Americans. The famous speech “You Can Not Live on Hope Alone” was presented to his audience…

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    Film Analysis Harvey Milk

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    The text that I decided to analyze is entitled Milk. Milk (2008) is a film about political gay activist Harvey Milk, and his quest to seek equal rights for the gay community. The film can be easily accessed on Netflix and takes place in the 1970s. The 1970s in San Francisco was a time that wasn’t far removed from the Stonewall riots. The Stonewall riots played a huge influential yet historic role in the gay community, which opened the door for Milk along with his counterparts, to pave the way…

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    Harvey Milk “What set Harvey apart from you and me was that he was a visionary. He imagined a righteous world inside his head and then he set about to create it for real, for all of us,” (Harveys campaign manager). In 1977, Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Harvey Milk became an inspiration for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgenders by showing that if he can make it big with being openly gay, anyone else could too. In the 1970s,…

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    in the competition and I chose Harvey Milk and asked him : even though you didn’t fight for same sex marriage what would say about the great changes ( on June 26th the supreme court legalized same-sex marriage in the hole U.S.A.) the have occurred in less the 40 years? I didn’ t win, but it got me thinking… Who was Harvey Milk? Harvey Milk was a man’ just like us, who fought for what he believed in and wasn’t scared of death exposing his beliefs. He was a man, a man who wanted something that…

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    The Times of Harvey Milk has shown us the real world surrounding Harvey Milk. It was presented with factual documents and testimonies by people who were directly and personally involved in Harvey Milk’s life. Being an Oscar - winning documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk is better considered as an archive and also as a case study in the form of a film that is set in an urban geographical setting. This documentary has the classic characteristics of an expository documentary. It is a thoroughly…

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    Question 1 Response: I think Harvey Milk is a perfect example of someone who is a charismatic leader. Harvey faced numerous obstacles throughout his life and showed complete courage as well as compassion throughout all them all, two traits a charismatic leader would need to have in order to be successful. Harvey’s compassion helped him to interact in the LGBTQ community and be able to relate to others and help them to make sure they knew that they were not alone. Harvey specifically…

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