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Harvey Milk, Gay Civil Rights Leader

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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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