Today is Harvey Milk Day.
The former San Francisco Supervisor served as California’s first openly gay elected official before he was assassinated alongside Mayor George Moscone 31 years ago.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger established Milk’s birthday, May 22, as Harvey Milk day 10 years ago.
On Wednesday, politicians and family members took to social media to remember the Bay Area pioneer.
Governor Gavin Newsom took to Twitter to say ‘Harvey Milk’s bravery is another reminder of our commitment to demand justice and freedom for all.’
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg tweeted ‘we are forever indebted to him for showing the world what an out LGBTQ elected leader could do.’
Milk’s nephew Stuart paid tribute to his uncle saying ‘your dream comes alive every day.’
Today was Milk’s birthday, he would have been 89.
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