Harvey Milk Â and George Muscone were assassinated 35 years ago today. We’ve seen the film. We’ve marched. We’ve celebrated. Tonight, the LGBT community (and more, I expect) will take a moment to remember Milk’s legacy here in San Francisco with several important events.
This afternoon, a public remembrance will be held at the steps of City Hall at 4:30 p.m. followed by a march to the plaza at Market and Castro streets named for Milk.
The Harvey Milk Foundation is holding a vigil on the Polk Street steps, with family and friends of Milk and Moscone speaking about the two men who were fatally shot by a disgruntled former city supervisor, Dan White, on Nov. 27, 1978.
As part of an annual tradition, Stuart Milk, Harvey Milkâ€™s nephew, along with other family members and elected officials and members of the LGBT community, will reflect on the assassinated city leadersâ€™ legacies, Harvey Milk Foundation spokeswoman Maggie Weiland said.
The Gay Menâ€™s Chorus will perform on the steps before a candlelight march proceeds to Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro.
Once in the Castro, the march will combine with a second memorial event at 7 p.m. spearheaded by community activist Cleve Jones, who worked with Milk in the fight for LGBT civil rights, and organizers from San Franciscoâ€™s AIDS Housing Alliance. You can join that event here.
Of course, for all of you outside of the Bay Area, take a moment over your turkey and giving thanks to give a silent nod to the trail blazed by Milk that started the path to where we are today.