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