Harvey Milk Club members Supervisor Tom Ammiano, Police Commissioner
David Campos, activist singer/songwriter Holly Near, former Harvey
Milk Club president Michael Goldstein and Rick Hauptman alight
outside 575 Castro Street yesterday, the site of former San Francisco
Supervisor Harvey Milk's camera store, to honor and remember the
life of the first elected openly gay San Francisco supervisor.
The event kicks off a year-long series of events leading up to
the 30th anniversary of Milk's assassination on November 27, 1978. Photo(s) by
Milk celebrants began the 29th Harvey Milk memorial march
at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro.
Assemblymember Mark Leno (center) joins future Assemblymember
as marchers pass the historic Castro Theatre.
Ammiano quipped, upon noticing the letters 'A' and 'S' missing
from the theatre's neon "Castro" sign, "They gotta
put the 'ass' back in C-ass-tro!"
Former Supervisor Carol Ruth Silver: "The real essence of
why Dan White was unhappy on the board was because of a project
that he had promised his constituents in the Excelsior, that he
would prevent from coming into their neighborhoods. Why would
he prevent it? Because, it would have gay people, drug abusers.
It would be a place where rehabilitation would occur. And when
Harvey and I and five other members of the board of supervisors
said 'we will allow that project to go forward,' it was then that
Dan White saw himself as a failure. In fact, saw himself as the
failure he'd always been. It was a great tragedy that neither
Harvey Milk or George Moscone were able to fulfill the political
careers they were elected to serve."
Staring heavenly bound, District 3 Senator Carole Migden made
a fashionably late appearance outside Milk's former camera shop.
Migden said of Milk: "He was a former stock broker in New
York City, so he knew about men and money. He knew how to be poweful
in the world and he understood power, and that's why he was remarkably
successful in a short political life. He knew only bullets could
The Last Words of Harvey Milk.
Building Inspections Commission President Debra Walker.
Harvey Milk Club President Brian Basinger.
It's a dog's life.
Celebrating Milk's contribution to civil rights and social justice.
Supervisor Bevan Dufty.
Event organizers Krissy Keefer and Brian Basinger
The Times Of Harvey Milk with ancient footage of a young Tom Ammiano.