Singing for Harvey on his day

  • Wednesday May 25, 2022
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Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter

The Queer Chorus of San Francisco performed during the city's observance of Harvey Milk Day Sunday, May 22, in Jane Warner Plaza in the LGBTQ Castro neighborhood. Other groups that participated included Rise Up 4 Abortion, in which people donned costumes from "The Handmaid's Tale" to protest in support of reproductive rights. LGBTQ political leaders also spoke on the day of special significance in California that commemorates Milk's birthday. Milk, the first openly gay person elected to office in the city and state, would have turned 92. He was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 and, tragically, was assassinated, along with then-mayor George Moscone, on November 27, 1978.

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