His mother, a staunch Baptist in Detroit, now refused to speak to him. Milk would often pull people off the street to work his campaigns for him—many discovered later that they just happened to be the type of men Milk found attractive. He complained that the prevailing gay political establishment, particularly the Alice B. Well, here we are. A few days later, Milk canvassed the gay bars in and surrounding the Castro District, urging them to refuse to sell the beer. Stokes was quoted saying, "I'm just a businessman who happens to be gay," and expressed the view that any normal person could also be homosexual. Moscone had been instrumental in repealing the sodomy law earlier that year in the California State Legislature. Jacobs, John [November 20, ]. Here, Milk far right is campaigning with longshoremen in San Francisco during his race for the California State Assembly. Dianne Feinstein , who first met him in , did not recognize him when she met him again in Anita's going to create a national gay force. When Rodwell was arrested for walking in Riis Park, and charged with inciting a riot and with indecent exposure the law required men's swimsuits to extend from above the navel to below the thigh , he spent three days in jail. The announcement was picked up by national newspapers, and Milk's name was included in many of the stories. The first step is always hostility, and after that you can sit down and talk about it. Toklas Memorial Democratic Club if he wanted the city's gay votes—a quarter of San Francisco's voting population. Milk fumed about government priorities when a teacher came into his store to borrow a projector because the equipment in the schools did not function.