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