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Harvey Milk, Gay Civil Rights Leader

Page history last edited by Robert W. Maloy 2 months ago

 

Biography

 

First Gay Openly Elected Official in California in 1977

 

Assassinated in 1978

 

Official Harvey Milk Biography

 

 

Harvey Milk's Political Accomplishments

 

 

Teaching LGBTQ History and Why It Matters, Facing History and Ourselves

 

 

 

Learning Resources

 

Resources for Learning about Harvey Milk

 

Harvey Milk pages from the New York Times

 

 

Harvey Milk:  First Openly Gay Male Elected to Public Office in the United States, Legacy Project Education Initiative

 

 Primary Sources

 

Link to news coverage interviews about the gay community and the Harvey Milk Memorial.

 

Click here to access for the page dedicated to The Memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza to learn more.

 

 

 

Harvey Milk Picture Book Teaches Children about LGBTQ History

 

 

Streetcar 1051 Dedicated to Harvey Milk

 


 

 

Navy will Name a Ship for Harvey Milk (June, 2016)

 

 

 

 

Historic Number of LGBTQ Candidates Elected in 2020

 

334 out LGBTQ candidates won races for public office, comprising 42.7% of the total number of 782 candidates who appeared on the ballot this year.

  • 9 were at the federal level

  • 139 were in state legislatures

  • 21 were judicial

  • 5 were mayoral

  • 160 were local office wins (excluding mayor)

 

2020 Before the National Election

 

The number of openly LGBT+ elected officials in the United States reached a record high of some 840 gay, lesbian, bi and trans people in political office across the country

 

Gay and trans people hold 0.17% of elected positions nationwide while making up 4.5% of the U.S. adult population

 

 

 

2018 Mid-Term Elections and LGBTQ Officeholders

 

In Rainbow Wave, LGBT Candidates are Elected in Record Numbers

 

Kathy Kozachenko was the first openly gay person to win an election in America in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1974.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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