8against8: “You cannot live on hope alone”

Harvey Milk was the first openly-gay person to be elected to public office in the United States in 1977. This is his famous speech, “You Cannot Live On Hope Alone,” given in 1978, shortly before he was assassinated.

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith is a genderqueer kinky butch writer who teaches and performs, specializing in sexualities, genders, and relationships. They've written at sugarbutch.net since 2006, recognized numerous places as one of the Top Sex Blogs. Sinclair's gender theory and queer erotica is widely published in anthologies like Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, and online at Feministing, Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more; they are the editor of Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 and Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica, both published by Cleis Press. Sweet & Rough: Sixteen Stories of Queer Smut, Sinclair's first book of short erotic stories, was published in 2014. They use the pronouns they, them, theirs, themself, and live in Oakland, CA with their boy.

3 thoughts on “8against8: “You cannot live on hope alone””

  1. !Spark! says:

    My 18 year old daughter is very excited about voting in this, her first election. She’s closely following many political issues. Proposition 8 is something that she’s very frustrated about and has ranted on many times. Oh, but we don’t live in California. I am going to pass this on to her and other teenagers in my life. It’s very inspirational.
    Thanks for posting it.

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