Remembering Harvey Milk

Harvey Bernard Milk sunrise May 22, 1930, Woodmere, New York, sunset November 27, 1978, he was 48 when he was assassinated.

He was a Republican until 1972 and became a Democrat.

He owned a camera shop on Castro Street.

He co-founded the San Francisco Gay Democratic Club.

He was the first openly gay elected official in California and the first non-incumbent openly gay man in the United States.

He compared himself to Jackie Robinson and referred to himself as the “number one queen”.

He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by President Obama.

In 2014 he became the first openly gay person to grace a United States Postage Stamp.


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