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Harvey Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were murdered 38 years ago today

We must never forget these two men who lost their lives 38 years ago today. Harvey Milk had been a San Francisco Supervisor for less than a year but had long been a gay rights activist in the city who was a true leader and visionary. George Moscone was the city’s mayor and an LGBT ally. Both men were shot to death inside City Hall by former Supervisor Dan White.

Today, HRC honors #LGBTQ #civilrights hero #HarveyMilk. Milk made history when he was elected to serve as San Francisco City Supervisor in 1977, making him one of the first openly gay men elected to public office. Less than a year into his term, he was assassinated, along with Mayor George Moscone, exactly 38 years ago on November 27, 1978. #QOTD #LGBT #Hope

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  1. Happy Holidays Greg!!
    Thank you for always reminding us, especially to our younger LGBTQ who might not know fully
    about the many women & men that died fighting for what so many today take for granted. Joe & i have been together for 31 years when he was a bartender at Boy Bar in NY, before becoming a firefighter & I was a not to well known photographer at the time. He retired after 30 yrs as aBattalion chief. We have two adult children 24&’26 who are straight & both married. We’re also grandparents of two grandchildren. I only say all of this, because I remember what it was like when these amazing people where killed just because they wanted equal for all, so that families like mine would have same rights that everyone should have!! It’s not gay rights , it’s Quality for all!! So thank god for them!! Thank you again Greg for all you do for our Community. You are the best!! Be well!!

  2. Thank you Joe & Joey – very much appreciated!

  3. I remember this day so vividly. I was 18 and a young out gay man at the time. I live only an hour south of San Francisco so I was personally familiar with the San Francisco gay community and happenings in the city. It was all new to me and I was just getting started. I don’t think I fully comprehended what had just happened till the dust settled. It was a very sad and angry time. I remember how sad the Moscone children were too. On top of all this the Briggs Initiative was just defeated shortly before Milk and Moscone were assassinated. It all seems like another time and another world now.

    I second what Joe & Joey said. Thank you for all you do for our community, Greg.

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