In this time of incredible passion, anger and energy in the LGBT community, these words by Harvey Milk could not ring more true.
What Would Harvey Milk Do?
It is amazing to see how quickly our community catapulted from grief to outrage over the passage of four anti-gay state amendments on November 4. Tens of thousands of LGBT people and allies have marched in the streets to demand an end to the bigotry and hatred used by right-wing religious extremists to harm our families and fill their coffers.
Some people are calling this Stonewall 2.0. I call it the kick in the ass that the LGBT community has needed for quite some time.
We have become way too comfortable with television shows like Will and Grace and The L Word lulling us into believing that everything really is okay.
Now is the time to turn that anger and passion into effective action that will win full equality for LGBT people. It won't all be as glamorous and self-expressive as protests, but we need to use a multiplicity of tactics to get the job done.