The Children of Harvey Milk

Forty years ago, on November 27, 1978, Harvey Milk’s iconic journey was ended by an assassin’s bullet. The generation of out LGBTQ leaders he inspired went on to transform the world we live in.

UNC-Chapel Hill Professor of Political Science, Andrew Reynolds, has documented this history in his new book The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World. 


When you grow up in a society where you are not afforded the same experiences as others it affects you.  When you teach yourself that you don’t want equal rights because you think you’ll never get them, it affects you.  When you can’t find a positive role model because they too are too scared to come out, it affects you.