One of the longest notes he left for Milk indicated he was upset about the Anita Bryant and John Briggs campaigns. The trailer hits upon themes of courage and struggle in the face of bigotry against homosexuals, with Milk's own words, "You've got to give 'em hope. Karen Foss, a communications professor at the University of New Mexico , attributes Milk's impact on San Francisco politics to the fact that he was unlike anyone else who had held public office in the city. Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. Police under Gain expressed their hatred of him, and of the mayor for betraying them.
Hope for a better world, hope for a better tomorrow, hope for a better place to come to if the pressures at home are too great. Milk's swearing-in made national headlines, as he became the first non-incumbent openly gay man in the United States to win an election for public office. Retrieved July 5,