Milk, “You’ve Got to Have Hope,” Sources

Suggested Readings, Audio-Visual Materials, and On-Line Resources


Almaguer, Tomas. “Reflections in Milk.” Fabulas: The Journal of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (Summer 2009): 6-7.

Aretha, David.  No Compromise: The Harvey Milk Story. Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds Publishers, 2009.

Armstrong, Elizabeth. Forging Gay Identities: Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco, 1950-1994. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Barton, Crawford. Days of Hope: 70’s Gay San Francisco. London: Editions Aubrey Walter, 1994.

Black, Dustin Lance. Milk–The Shooting Script.  New York: Newmarket Press, 2008.

Black, Dustin Lance, and Armistead Maupin. Milk: A Pictorial History of Harvey Milk. New York: Newmarket Press, 2009.

Clendinen, Dudley, and Adam  Nagourney. Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Craig, Gwen. “Milk and Movement Building.” Fabulas: The Journal of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (Summer 2009): 12-13.

de Jim, Strange. San Francisco’s Castro. San Francisco, CA: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.

Emery, Vince. The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words. San Francisco, CA: Emery Publications, 2011.

Fenrich, R. Lane. “Harvey Milk and Gay Rights.” In American Reform and Reformers: A Biographical Dictionary, ed. Randall M. Miller and Paul A. Cimbala. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996.

Fitzgerald, Frances. Cities on a Hill: A Journey Through Contemporary American Cultures. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986.

Forrest, Katherine V., and Jim Van Buskirk. Love, Castro Street: Reflections of San Francisco. Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Books, 2007.

Foss, Karen A. “Harvey Milk: ‘You Have to Give Them Hope.'” Journal of the West 27 (April 1988): 75-81.

_____. “The Logic of Folly in the Political Campaigns of Harvey Milk.” In Queer Words, Queer Images: Communication and the Construction of Homosexuality, ed. R. Jeffrey Ringer, 7-29. New York: New York University Press, 1994.

_____. “Harvey Milk.” In Reader’s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies, ed. Timothy F. Murphy, pp. 397-399. Chicago, IL: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.

_____. “Harvey Milk.” In Encyclopedia of American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History and Culture, vol 2, ed. Marc Stein, pp. 265-266. New York: Scribner’s, 2004.

_____. “Harvey Bernard Milk.” In Contemporary American Orators: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. ed. Bernie Duffy and Richard Leeman, pp. 324-329.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005.

_____. “Harvey Milk and the Queer Rhetorical Situation: A Rhetoric of Possibility.” In Queering Public Address: Sexualities in American Public Discourse, ed. Charles E. Morris, pp. 74-92. Columbia: University of South Carolinas Press, 2007.

Gamson, Joshua. “The Picture of Unity.” Fabulas: The Journal of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (Summer 2009): 8-9.

Gottheimer, Josh, ed. Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches. New York: Civitas Books, 2003.

Hinckle, Warren. Gayslayer! The Story of How Dan White Killed Harvey Milk and George Moscone & Got Away with Murder. New York: Silver Dollar Books, 1985.

Jones, Cleve. “Support Harvey Milk Memorial Project.” Bay Area Reporter (24 November 2005): 1.

Krakow, Kari, and David Gardner. The Harvey Milk Story. San Francisco, CA: Two Lives Publishing, 2002.

Leyland, Winston. Out in the Castro: Desire, Promise, Activism. San Francisco, CA: Leyland Publications, 2002.

Mahaney, Ruth. “Missing from Memory.” Fabulas: The Journal of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (Summer 2009): 10-11.

Miller, Neil. Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present. New York: Alyson Books, 2006.

Morris III, Charles E., ed. Queering Public Address: Sexualities in American Public Discourse. Columbia: University of South Carolinas Press, 2007.

Newman, Leslea. A Letter to Harvey Milk: Short Stories. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.

Ridinger, Robert A., ed. Speaking for OUR Lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian Rights (1892-2000). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2004.

Robinson, Frank M. “Harvey’s History–And Ours.” The Harvey Milk Archives Newsletter 1:1 (1983): 1; 4.

Shilts, Randy. The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982.

Stewart-Winter, Timothy. “The Castro: Origins to the Age of Milk.” Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide 16 (2009): 12-15.

Stryker, Susan, Jim Van Buskirk, and Armistead Maupin. Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1996.

Weiss, Mike. Double Play: The San Francisco City Hall Killings. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1984.

Audio-Visual Materials

Epstein, Rob [director; writer]. The Times of Harvey Milk. San Francisco, CA: Black Sand Productions, 2005. DVD recording.

Van Sant, Gus [director] and Dustin Lance Black [writer]. Milk. Hollywood, CA: Universal Studios Entertainment, 2008. DVD recording.

Runnicles, Donald [producer]. Harvey Milk: An Opera in Three Acts. San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Opera, 1998. CD recording.

On-Line Resources

Uncle Donald’s Castro Street Harvey Milk Pages. The Retrieved from

Harvey Milk City Hall Memorial Committee. Retrieved from

Strange de Jim photo archive. Retrieved from

Harvey Milk Second Site (photographic) project. Retrieved from

GLBT Historical Society. Website. Retrieved from

Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy Elementary School. Website. Retrieved from

Hetrick-Martin Institute – Harvey Milk High School. Website. Retrieved from

Danny Nicoletta “Milk and Honey” Photo Archive. Website. Retrieved from