The 1978 assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk forever changed San Francisco. Milk, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of Castro Street,” was the first openly gay person elected to a public office in the U.S. Milk was a man of community, and not just the queer community. Labor unions were the toughest bloc for Milk to sway during his campaign, but when he got Coors beer removed from every gay bar in the Castro, compelling the company to hire more gay drivers, members of the city’s old blue collar guard were swayed. Milk’s openness — and his assassination — inspired an entire community to stand up and be counted for who they are. Milk and Moscone maintain a presence through public places and facilities named after them, sculptures, stage productions, and films. To honor Harvey Milk Day today, Gus Van... More >>>