October 30, 2013
Harvey Milk was made famous when Sean Penn starred in the fictional biographic movie of Milk’s life. Before that, he was popular mostly in the gay community and in California politics, as Milk was the first openly gay politician elected to public office. Because of this distinction, Milk has become a pseudo-saint of the leftist gay community. The problem is that not only was Harvey Milk a homosexual, he was a chronic and serial child abuser.
Randy Shilts was a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and a close friend of Milk’s. In his biography of Milk he wrote, “Harvey always had a penchant for young waifs with substance abuse problems.” One of those “waifs” was a 16 year old runaway from Maryland who Milk picked up on the streets of San Francisco. Of their relationship Shilts wrote,”… Sixteen-year-old McKinley was looking for some kind of father figure. … At 33, Milk was launching a new life, though he could hardly have imagined the unlikely direction toward which his new lover would pull him.”
More study of the life of Harvey Milk would lead one to learn that this young boy was not the only victim of Harvey Milk’s pederasty. One of the things that drove Harvey Milk was the desire to see America’s traditional cultural and sexual mores completely transformed. He believed that the monogamy expressed in heterosexual lifestyles was not natural to the human experience.