"[Harvey]'s homosexuality gave him an insight into the scars which all oppressed people wear. He believed that no sacrifice was too great a price to pay for the cause of human rights." -Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA (b. 22 June 1933) reflecting on the legacy of Harvey Milk in The Advocate on 11 January 1979. Happy Birthday, … Continue reading QOTD 06.22.2017
A few more quotes by Walt Whitman...the quintessentially American poet who proudly declared "I contain multitudes"...to ponder after the week our nation has endured. "I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game." "The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its … Continue reading QOTD…the Walt Whitman Bonus Ed.
"I have learned that to be with those I like is enough." -Walt Whitman Whitman's "rebel soldier friend" Peter Doyle was the primary - and most influential - object of his affections from 1865 till Whitman's death in 1892.
"Being gay has had no bearing on my job performance in business, in the military, or in my current role as mayor. It makes me no better or worse at handling a spreadsheet, a rifle, a committee meeting, or a hiring decision. It doesn’t change how residents can best judge my effectiveness in serving our … Continue reading QOTD 06.14.2017
"I ask those who use religious or cultural arguments to deprive LGBT people of their human rights: what do you gain by making others less equal? Is your religion or culture so weak that the only way you can sustain it is by denying others their basic rights? There is no room in our 21st … Continue reading QOTD 06.13.2017