What was it like for gays before Harvey Milk?





Im doing an essay and i need a few points on how their lifes were before and after!Thanks in advanced!



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One Answer to “What was it like for gays before Harvey Milk?”

  1. alem says:

    I guess it depends on how far back you want to go…For a majority of Human History, it has been socially acceptable to be openly ‘gay’ or ‘bi’, no matter what the religious nut-jobs try to tell you…~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Gay Civil Unions Sanctioned in Medieval Europe [external link] …~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Religion Plays Strong Role in Gay Unions [external link] …~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Before the ‘modern’ view of gays… there were still ‘openly’ gay people, erotica, etc. but it was given a thin veneer of “Excuse” to make it so that people could say “Oh… that isn’t gay porn… That is a film showing male body builders and wrestling…” & “He is a ‘confirmed bachelor’.”That sort of thing… You couldn’t, say, walk hand in hand down the street with your lover but people either willfully ‘misunderstood’ what was going on or turned a blind eye to it as long as it wasn’t happening in such an obvious manner that you couldn’t come up with an alternative explanation.Throughout all of history… “Alternative” forms of relationships have flourished…~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Penn & Teller: Family Values Part 1 [external link] …Penn & Teller: Family Values Part 2 [external link] …Penn & Teller: Family Values Part 3 [external link] …~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~In all of history… almost all forms of higher life forms have bi, gay, and straight members of their society. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ LiveScience.com – Gay Animals: Alternate Lifestyles in the Wild [external link] …~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Same Sex Couples Common in the Wild [external link] …~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Homosexual Animals Out of the Closet [external link] …~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Female Albatrosses Shack Up [external link] …~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ And the realization that Genetics play a STRONG roll in homosexuality in all species has recently been changing the views of what homosexuality truly is… ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mom’s Genetics Could Produce Gay Sons [external link] …~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Why Gays Don’t Go Extinct [external link] …~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~