Harvey Milk

who was he?

what did he do?

harvey helped open the door for gays and lesbians in the United States by bringing civil rights for homosexuals, among many other issues, to the political table. Since Milk's murder in 1978, he has remained a symbol of activism.
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why was he important?

Milk was important because he helped pass a gay civil rights law and helped to establish alliances between the gay community and various other minority groups. he fought to better the life of many people