In 1972, Harvey Milk moved to San Francisco where he quickly opened a camera store, which became a popular location for the city's growing gay community. He soon became a very popular figure for the LGBTQ community
I love this new camera store, how about you?
Harvey Milk and a few other business owners founded the Castro Village Association, which was one of the first organizations of predominantly LGBT businesses, with Harvey Milk as president. The success of the Castro Village Association was an effective blueprint for other LGBTQ communites
We should form our own organization to fight discrimination
In 1973, Milk declared his candidacy for the San Francisco Board of Supervisor . However, he was defeated by the evil villain of San Francisco. He ran again in 1975 but was defeated again. His close friend appointed him to the city's Board of Permit Appeals.
One day I will, I'm not giving up
Harvey Milk Vs San Francisco Board Of Supervisor
You can never beat me Harvey !!
By the third time around, Milk was established as the leading political spokesman for Castro's vibrant gay community. He later worked with his campaign manager for a passage of an amendment that would replace at large elections for the Board of Supervisors with district elections.
I told you I would eventually defeat you!
I will soon seek revenge on you Harvey Milk. If not me someone else will!
In 1977, Harvey Milk was inaugurated as a San Francisco City-County Supervisor, as well as being one of the country's preeminent openly gay officials. This was a very important and symbolic victory for the LGBT community
His ambitious reform agenda included protecting gay rights, as well as establishing day care centers for working mothers and spoke out on state and national issues regarding LGBT people, women, racial and ethic minorities and other marginalized communities.
I'm so proud of him
Given the hatred that was directed towards Milk, he received daily death threats and was aware of the likelihood that he might one day be assassinated. Shortly after Milk's death, hundreds of people gathered to march in Washington, D.C for gay rights.
I finally defeated you Harvey, for good ...
On November 27,1978, a former Supervisor named Dan White snuck into City Hall and killed Harvey Milk. Later that night, dozens gathered on Castro Street and marched to City Hall in a silent candlelight vigil.