Harvey Milk sculpture set for San Francisco city hall

Anthony Cuesta | March 12, 2007

Harvey Milk
SAN FRANCISCO — Plans to put up a bronze bust of Harvey Milk, the first out gay politician to be elected to a prominent office in the United States are underway at San Francisco‚Äôs City Hall, more than 28 years after he was assassinated.

Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 and shot to death a year later, along with Mayor George Moscone, by fellow supervisor Dan White. White was convicted of manslaughter, and served a little more than three years in prison before committing suicide.

The Associated Press reports that the bronze sculpture will sit atop a stone base inscribed with a quote from one of his most famous speeches.

The Harvey Milk City Hall Memorial Committee, which spent the past six years raising money for the project, told the Fresno Bee that it hopes to install the sculpture on May 22, 2008, which would have been Milk's 78th birthday.

In the years since his death, Milk has become the most recognizable martyr of the gay rights movement. – Issued by Gay Link Content

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