Harvey Milk made history when he was elected to serve as San Francisco City Supervisor in 1977, becoming one of the first openly LGBTQ elected officials in the country. Less than a year into his term, on November 27, 1978, he was assassinated, along with Mayor George Moscone.
Milk’s contributions and influence live on in the work of activists and allies fighting for LGBTQ equality throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Milk envisioned a place where all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated equally. He famously said,
“Hope will never be silent.”
And today, we honor Milk’s leadership, legacy, and sacrifice on the day of his birth.
Harvey Milk would have been 89. Here’s a look at the trailer for the 1984 documentary, The Life and Times of Harvey Milk.