There are pioneers. And there are pioneers.
Sure, it took guts and determination to live Little House on the Prairie style like Laura Ingalls and her clan (all that dust!), but an entirely different kind of perseverance to give hope to the oppressed.
Thursday, along with people across the globe, we celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Harvey Milk, the world’s first openly gay politician who was assassinated less than a year after taking office.
Join us and hundreds of others at the Legacy of Love Monument on the corner of Cedar Springs Road and Oak Lawn Avenue for an evening of remembrance and a candlelight walk for justice that ends with a birthday cake reception in Milk’s honor.
Participants are encouraged to bring signs, candles (or alternative light sources) and as many friends and family members as possible.
It’s going to be a wonderful way to honor a man who took what began at Stonewall and carried it even further. Every LGBT person, young or old, must continue to look to the past and celebrate those who were brave enough to fight for our rights when it wasn’t quite so easy.
Without them, we wouldn’t live in a world where we could make sex jokes and Broadway musical references for a living.
So for that alone, we thank them with pride.
May 22, 8:00 p.m.
Legacy of Love Monument
Corner of Cedar Springs Road and Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas
Learn more about Harvey Milk at www.milkfoundation.org