38th anniversary of Harvey Milk and George Moscone assassinations

Photo Credit: Denis Coté
Photo Credit: Denis Coté

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)—Sunday marks 38 years since the assassinations of former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and former Mayor George Moscone.

Residents paid tribute to the two city leaders by holding a march and a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza.

“As we reflect on the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando earlier this year and grapple with the election of a President who campaigned on hateful rhetoric targeting women, Muslims, immigrants, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities, it is more important than ever for us to band together and fight back,” one of the group organizers posted on Facebook. “Harvey inspired us with a message of hope–a message that resonates even more in these turbulent and uncertain times where our community and our rights are under attack.”

Many in the LGBTQ community cite Milk as a leader who taught them to fight back in order to create change within their communities.

Harvey Milk, George Moscone
FILE – In this April 1977 file photo, San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, left, and Mayor George Moscone are shown in the mayor’s office during the signing of the city’s gay rights bill. Officials and LGBT advocates are proposing naming a Salt Lake City street after Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. If passed, the move would be the latest illustration of the progressive nature of Utah’s capital city despite being located in a conservative state. (AP Photo/File)

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