Harvey Milk. An American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. Following his assassination, an estimated 30000 people marched, holding a candle, from castro street to city hall. Harvey Milk once said "If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door in the country"
Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back. Milk became an icon in San Francisco and a martyr in the gay community. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk