Harvey Bernard Milk's Presidential Campaign

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Harvey Milk Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician, born in Woodmere, New York on May 22, 1930 to William and Minerva Karns. He was the first known American gay person to be elected to public office in California. Milk attended Bay Shore High School in Bay Shore, New York, and graduate in 1947. After graduation from the high school, he proceeded to New York State College for teachers in Albany, where he majors in mathematics. After graduation from the college, Milk joined the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. As a diving officer, Milk served aboard the rescue ship USS Kittiwake (ASR-13), and he was later transferred to serve as a diving instructor at San Diego Naval Station. Milk ended his Navy carrier as a lieutenant, junior grade. In 1956, Milk met Joe Campbell who was seven years younger than him at a popular location for gay men in Queens. However, despite the age…show more content…
As a skilled person, Milk got promotion frequently than other workers in the firm. He has not been lonely for too long before he started a relationship with Jack Galen McKinley, who he later recruited to work for Barry Goldwater on his 1964 presidential campaign. Milk’s relationship with Jack Galen was troubled based on the fact that Galen was underage as at the time. When Milk decided to get involved in the political process of the state, the gay political community in San Francisco was damn not receptive to his campaign, as they felt he has not contributed significantly to the community. However, because of his stance against Alice, many business owners endorsed his candidacy. During his active years, Milk was known as a strong politician who work tirelessly and built coalition that worked with him to actualize his goals. His contribution towards homosexuals rights was imminent, and was one of the people who helped advance gay rights
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