The Progressive Jewish Alliance describes the day as:
The Intersection of Hope & Action: Celebrating Harvey Milk Day
Who was Harvey Milk?
Harvey Milk was an activist who stood for inclusion, equality and economic Justice. As an out Gay and Jewish San Franciscan, Milk ran for political office, winning a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Tragically assassinated just 11 months into office, Harvey Milk, may his memory be a blessing, embodied the type of hope and commitment to social change we work towards every day.
You gotta give 'em hope.