Peter Tatchell

Ever the trail-blazer

Lilian Faderman shows us Harvey the secular Jew, wandering restlessly from job to job — and even dallying with the Republican party in 1964

This is the story of the ‘other’ Harvey Milk. We all know about Harvey the San Francisco politician who was tragically assassinated less than a year after he became one of the first openly gay candidates elected to public office in the US. But now, thanks to Lillian Faderman, we also know about Harvey the secular Jew, who renounced his faith but remained influenced and inspired by liberal Jewish values.

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