Sunday would have been the 81st birthday of the first openly gay man elected to public service in the U.S. Cali Governor Jerry Brown:
Gov. Jerry Brown declared Sunday as the state’s second ever “Harvey Milk Day,” saying the slain politician’s “life was cut short far too soon, but his legacy of hope, tolerance, and equality lives on.”
Sunday would have been Milk’s 81st birthday. The San Francisco supervisor and gay rights leader was shot and killed, as was Mayor George Moscone, by another supervisor in 1978.
As a memorial: