- Join the Harvey Milk Walking Tour in San Francisco, California and learn about the fascinating history of the famous politician. Being the first openly gay politician in American politics, Harvey faced immense pressure as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Despite his short term in office, Harvey Milk is recognized in San Francisco and around the world as a martyr for the rights of homosexuals.
In memory of the 30th anniversary of the death of Supervisor Harvey Milk, the Harvey Milk Walking Tour begins with Harvey's immense presence in the Castro community moving on to his political progress at City Hall by becoming the first openly gay politician in the state of California in November 1977. This tour explores both the Castro neighborhood as well as the beautiful City Hall, where Harvey served his community and met his untimely death on November 27, 1978.
Some of the highlights include Harvey's former residence, campaign headquarters and final resting place. You'll gain access to the GLBT Historical Society's "Castro Exhibit" and a tour of the city hall where Harvey Milk was ultimately murdered. You'll also visit the Memorial Bust and breathtaking rotunda where same-sex marriages were once performed.
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