Many traditional values activists are not pleased that the governor finally signed Harvey Milk Day recently. They are afraid that their children will catch the gay like people worried about catching the N1H1 virus. Either you are or you are not gay, just because children read about Lou Sheldon that does not mean gay children are going to want to be straight and vice versa.
It is not just because Harvey Milk was a homosexual. It is because he led a civil rights movement where the traditional values community suffered a major defeat with Proposition 6 in 1978. Because of this ballot fight, it woke up a sleeping giant and helped get thousands of people mobilized politically.
Harvey Milk inspired generations to be who they are and to be visible in society and to break every closet door.