harvey milk

Words and Ideas

Lillian Faderman—Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death

Sunday, July 29, 2:00 p.m.

About the Program

Distinguished scholar Lillian Faderman discusses her lively and engaging biography of the first openly gay man elected to public office in the US, Harvey Milk.

A man fiercely committed to protecting all minorities, Milk was shot by a homophobic associate on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978. Milk’s assassination at the age of forty-eight made him the most famous gay man in modern history; twenty years later Time magazine included him on its list of the hundred most influential individuals of the twentieth century.

Hear Faderman comment on this remarkable political figure, who is remembered as a forceful champion of LGBTQ communities, racial minorities, women, working people, the disabled, and senior citizens. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Faderman’s work “a multifaceted portrait of a complicated man.”

Books available for purchase. A book signing follows the program.