Friday, May 23, 2008


"Hundreds of people filled the Rotunda at San Francisco City Hall Thursday night for the official unveiling of a bronze bust honoring the first openly gay man to hold a prominent elected office in the United States - more than 28 years after he was assassinated.

"The unveiling came on what would have been Milk’s 78th birthday.

"'We’re celebrating an icon tonight. We’re celebrating a pioneer. We’re celebrating San Francisco. We’re celebrating San Francisco values. And, we’re celebrating all that’s good and right with this City,' said Mayor Gavin Newsom."

[For the full article, see here.]

This is the unveiling of the statue of an icon and a hero of the Gay rights movement.

This unveiling is of personal significance to my wife who knew Harvey Milk, as he was a Mathematics teacher in her high school in New York when she attended there in the 1950's.

Of course, Harvey Milk is of personal significance to all who seek freedom and equality for all of God's children!
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