PRIDE ICON SPOTLIGHT – HARVEY MILK

Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930, – November 27, 1978) was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, where he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

IN 1977 he ran and won a seat as a city supervisor. His election was made Milk served almost eleven months in office, during which he sponsored a bill banning discrimination in public accommodations, housing, and employment on the basis of sexual orientation. The Supervisors passed the bill by a vote of 11-1 and was signed into law by Mayor Moscone. On November 27, 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, who was another city supervisor.IN 1977 he ran and won a seat as a city supervisor. His election was made 

Despite his short career in politics, Milk became an icon in San Francisco and a martyr in the gay community. In 2002, Milk was called “the most famous and most significantly open LGBT official ever elected in the United States”.

Source: Wikipedia

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