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Go after her. Fuck, don’t sit there and wait for her to call, go after her because that’s what you should do if you love someone, don’t wait for them to give you a sign cause it might never come, don’t let people happen to you, don’t let me happen to you, or her, she’s not a fucking television show or tornado. There are people I might have loved had they gotten on the airplane or run down the street after me or called me up drunk at four in the morning because they need to tell me right now and because they cannot regret this and I always thought I’d be the only one doing crazy things for people who would never give enough of a fuck to do it back or to act like idiots or be entirely vulnerable and honest and making someone fall in love with you is easy and flying 3000 miles on four days notice because you can’t just sit there and do nothing and breathe into telephones is not everyone’s idea of love but it is the way I can recognize it because that is what I do. Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really.
—  Harvey Milk
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Favorite movies: Milk (2008)

“If there should be an assassination, I would hope that five, ten, one hundred, a thousand would rise. I would like to see every gay lawyer, every gay architect come out. If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.. And that’s all. I ask for the movement to continue. Because it’s not about personal gain, not about ego, not about power.. It’s about the "us’s” out there. Not only gays, but the Blacks, the Asians, the disabled, the seniors, the us’s. Without hope, the us’s give up. I know you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. So you, and you, and you… You gotta give em’ hope… you gotta give em’ hope.“

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There actually are some great gay-themed movies out there. 

(Note: When this was originally posted I failed to include a few other really great titles: The Donald Strachey series of gay mysteries, Save Me, The Next Best Thing, The Normal Heart, Triple Crossed, GBF, Geography Club, Behind the Candelabra, Pride, Boys, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Hawaii, Into the Lion’s Den, Creatures from the Pink Lagoon, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and Edge of Seventeen are all worthy of mention.) 

An anti-gay group in the US is telling its members to return all mail with a Harvey Milk stamp.

In a 27 May blog post, the American Family Association rails against the US Postal Service stamp honoring the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California.

‘Refuse to accept mail at your home or business if it is postmarked with the Harvey Milk stamp,’ AFA writes. 'Simply write “Return to Sender” on the envelope and tell your postman you won’t accept it.’

Go after her. Fuck, don’t sit there and wait for her to call, go after her because that’s what you should do if you love someone, don’t wait for them to give you a sign cause it might never come, don’t let people happen to you, don’t let me happen to you, or her, she’s not a fucking television show or tornado. There are people I might have loved had they gotten on the airplane or run down the street after me or called me up drunk at four in the morning because they need to tell me right now and because they cannot regret this and I always thought I’d be the only one doing crazy things for people who would never give enough of a fuck to do it back or to act like idiots or be entirely vulnerable and honest and making someone fall in love with you is easy and flying 3000 miles on four days notice because you can’t just sit there and do nothing and breathe into telephones is not everyone’s idea of love but it is the way I can recognize it because that is what I do. Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really.