Demonstrators smash the front doors of San Francisco City Hall on May 22, 1979. About 5,000 people marched from the city’s LGBT community to City Hall, protesting the voluntary manslaughter conviction of Supervisor Dan White in the fatal shootings of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.

This Is What Gay Liberation Looked Like In The '70s

Demonstrators smash the front doors of San Francisco City Hall on May 22, 1979. About 5,000 people marched from the city’s LGBT community to City Hall, protesting the voluntary manslaughter conviction of Supervisor Dan White in the fatal shootings of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.

Bob Arneson, Portrait of George (Moscone)

Bob Arneson, Portrait of George (Moscone)

Nov 1978 | Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone are murdered.     "It is important to remember them," said Tommi Avicolli Mecca who organized a candlelight parade in honor of Milk and Moscone last Sunday.

Nov 1978 | Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone are murdered. "It is important to remember them," said Tommi Avicolli Mecca who organized a candlelight parade in honor of Milk and Moscone last Sunday.

1978 On November 27, Harvey Milk, an openly gay city council member and San Francisco’s Mayor George Moscone were murdered. In 1979, the convicted murderer Dan White received a verdict of voluntary manslaughter and a sentence of 7-8 years. This caused massive protests throughout the country as gay men and lesbians saw this as yet another blatant example of discrimination via http://edweb.sdsu.edu/people/cmathison/gay_les/ev6580.html

1978 On November 27, Harvey Milk, an openly gay city council member and San Francisco’s Mayor George Moscone were murdered. In 1979, the convicted murderer Dan White received a verdict of voluntary manslaughter and a sentence of 7-8 years. This caused massive protests throughout the country as gay men and lesbians saw this as yet another blatant example of discrimination via http://edweb.sdsu.edu/people/cmathison/gay_les/ev6580.html

▶ Robert Arneson's Portrait of George (Moscone) - YouTube, the tradition of honorary busts and how Arneson's piece is different.

▶ Robert Arneson's Portrait of George (Moscone) - YouTube, the tradition of honorary busts and how Arneson's piece is different.

1975- George Moscone, a liberal with a pro-gay voting record, is elected mayor of San Francisco by 3000 votes.  The margin is small enough that Moscone can credit San Francisco's prominent gay community with giving him the win.  The following year will see the first gay elected official, Harvey Milk, as a city supervisor.  At the same time, a backlash is brewing.  In 1977, Dan White will speak against "social deviates" to get elected in his district, & five gay businesses will be bombed.

1975- George Moscone, a liberal with a pro-gay voting record, is elected mayor of San Francisco by 3000 votes. The margin is small enough that Moscone can credit San Francisco's prominent gay community with giving him the win. The following year will see the first gay elected official, Harvey Milk, as a city supervisor. At the same time, a backlash is brewing. In 1977, Dan White will speak against "social deviates" to get elected in his district, & five gay businesses will be bombed.

George Moscone, Harvey Milk Killing 30 Years Later - YouTube

George Moscone, Harvey Milk Killing 30 Years Later - YouTube

Jim Jones George Moscone assassination jonestown

Jim Jones George Moscone assassination jonestown

Daniel James "Dan" White was a San Francisco supervisor who assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense," White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. San Francisco Weekly has referred to White as "perhaps the most hated man in San Francisco's history."

Daniel James "Dan" White was a San Francisco supervisor who assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense," White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. San Francisco Weekly has referred to White as "perhaps the most hated man in San Francisco's history."

Ghost Light -- Berkeley Rep and OSF by Tony Taccone When Jon was a boy, his father was shot—and suddenly their lives were part of history. Years later, when staging a production of Hamlet, the son must confront his buried feelings about a crime that shocked the nation. In this haunting new show, Artistic Director Tony Taccone conjures an imaginary world based on the historic assassination of Mayor George Moscone.

Ghost Light -- Berkeley Rep and OSF by Tony Taccone When Jon was a boy, his father was shot—and suddenly their lives were part of history. Years later, when staging a production of Hamlet, the son must confront his buried feelings about a crime that shocked the nation. In this haunting new show, Artistic Director Tony Taccone conjures an imaginary world based on the historic assassination of Mayor George Moscone.

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