Kennedy became the youngest man and the first Roman Catholic to hold that office. The city appealed to Milk so much that he decided to stay, working at an investment firm. From the start of his political career, Milk sought alliances with local businesses outside the gay community. He was an extremely competitive man, obsessively so Leadership Before pioneering the fight for gay rights, Milk led a dual life like most gay men:
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Milk, however, considered seeking a position in the California State Assembly. All of his clothes were coming apart and all of his socks had holes. Milk's most successful opponent was the quiet and thoughtful lawyer Rick Stokes, who was backed by the Alice B. Read Aug 12 An year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes. Some gay bar owners, still battling police harassment and unhappy with what they saw as a timid approach by Alice to established authority in the city, decided to endorse him. No matter how hard you try, you cannot chip those words off the base of the Statue of Liberty and no matter how hard you try, you cannot sing the Star-Spangled Banner without those words. And he was the driving force behind the passage of a gay-rights ordinance that prohibited discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation.