Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Dufty releases recruitment video from Milk

Out mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty released a video this week in which Stuart Milk (seen at left), nephew of slain gay icon Harvey Milk, tells voters, “I’m here to recruit you. I’m here to recruit you to support my friend Bevan Dufty.”

The first line is a reference to the slogan that Milk’s uncle, the San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated in City Hall in 1978, made famous. As the supervisor for District 8, which includes the Castro neighborhood, Dufty held what’s considered to be Harvey Milk’s old seat from 2003 to 2011. Dufty has had Milk’s backing in the mayoral campaign for months.

In the video, released Thursday, July 21, Milk says, “We have to put an openly LGBT person of Bevan’s experience, of his caliber, of his passion, of his wisdom into office.”

Dufty is the only out LGBT candidate in the crowded race for mayor. Milk says electing him in November would reach “far beyond the shores of San Francisco” and extend across the nation.

Milk says Dufty has experience as an administrator, problem solver, and activist, and that with him, voters get “the whole enchilada.”

The video is available at

— Seth Hemmelgarn, July 22, 2011 @ 11:55 am PST
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