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During #PrideMonth, I'll be tweeting about some of the LGBTQ+ community's lesser-known history.

Today, I'd like to talk to you about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, whose legacy has become tragically ambiguous. (THREAD)
"Tell me about a complicated man," begins Emily Wilson's latest translation of The Odyssey. "Tell me about how he wandered and was lost ... Tell the old story for our modern times. Find the beginning."

I'm going to try to do that with Harvey.
His legacy is one not just of gay liberation, but of bridging the gap between government and the individual. And yet we often hear his name only in passing, or a mention of his death on lists cataloging gay icons, despite the fact that his biopic Milk won two Academy Awards.
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