Did you know that on this day, in 1978, the symbolic rainbow flag was flown for the first time in the San Fransisco Gay Freedom Day Parade? How time flies! Mr. Milk must be proud.
Harvey Milk was a charismatic American politician in the 1970s noted as the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. He won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, and was a champion of gay rights. Eleven months into office, however, he was assassinated by Dan White, a former fellow city supervisor.
Despite the tragic turn of event, Milk was able to leave a lasting impression and legacy in the LGBT community, and is forever remembered as an inspiration.
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