San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
May 22, 1930 - November 27, 1978
Location. 37° 45.584′ N, 122° 26.085′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Castro Street north of 19th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 575 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gertrude Stein (a few steps from this marker); Randy Shilts (a few steps from this marker); Sylvester (within shouting distance of this marker); Alan Turing Leonard Matlovich (about 400 feet away); Tom Waddell (about 500 feet away); Oscar Wilde (about 600 feet away); Tennessee Williams (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . .
1. Harvey Milk Biography - The Harvey Milk Foundation. Harvey Milk, was a visionary civil and human rights leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Milk’s unprecedented loud and unapologetic proclamation of his authenticity as an openly gay candidate for public office, and his subsequent election gave never before experienced hope to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) people everywhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination. His remarkable career was tragically cut short when he was assassinated nearly a year after taking office. (Submitted on April 1, 2013.)
2. Everybody Needed Milk. Anne Kronenberg, Milk's campaign manager, offers a personal recollection of what Milk was like, (Submitted on April 1, 2013.)
Categories. • Civil Rights • Notable Persons •
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