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Author Lillian Faderman in conversation with author & activist Cleve Jones

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death (Yale University Press)


Harvey Milk—charismatic, eloquent, and a smart-aleck—was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had only served for less than a year when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk’s assassination made him the most famous gay man in modern history, and countless tributes, including a posthumous Medal of Freedom, honor his legacy. This compelling biography explores the complexities of Harvey Milk’s life, from his Jewish childhood on Long Island to his final years as a progressive politician committed to social justice.