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Honoring the Life and Legacy of Harvey Milk

Thirty-four years ago today, Dianne Feinstein announced to the world that San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk had been shot and killed.

The tragedy sent shockwaves across the nation, and the LGBT community mourned the loss of an inspiring and visionary leader in the fight for equality.

An LGBT rights pioneer and the first openly gay man elected to public office in California, Harvey Milk worked tirelessly to end discriminatory legislation and to foster community dialogue.

Milk paved a path for other LGBT people to live and serve openly, and his legacy continues to motivate advocates working toward equal civil rights, including all of us here at HRC.

Today we pause to honor the lives and legacies of Mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk.

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