"Harvey" is a print of a hand drawn polygonal drawing on 11 x 14" Bristol board paper using micron marker, prismacolor colored pencils, mars black acrylic paint and hand stamped with antique letter stamps and white ink.
Harvey Milk was a political force - an outspoken leader in the gay community with political connections. In 1977 , Milk, who was known affectionately as the "Mayor of Castro Street" won a seat on the San Francisco City-County Board. He was inaugurated on January 9, 1978, becoming the city's first openly gay officer, as well as one of the first openly gay individuals to be elected to office in the United States. While his campaign certainly incorporated gay rights into his platform, Milk also wanted to tackle a wide variety of issues, from childcare to housing to a civilian police review board. Tragically , Milk was assassinated on November 27th, 1978. His legacy is one of love and support for the gay community. Milk famously said that coming out was the most political thing one could do. He believed that "rights are won only by those who make their voices heard."
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