San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus commemorates Harvey Milk Day 2021
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Today is Harvey Milk Day, the former San Francisco supervisor who was California’s first openly gay elected official.
31 years ago, he was assassinated in City Hall alongside Mayor George Moscone.
Milk’s Legacy lives across town, and today the SF Gay Men’s Chorus will commemorate it with its first performance since the pandemic.
The performance will begin at 1 p.m. today.
You can watch it here.
President Nancy Pelosi made the following statement in recognition of Harvey Milk Day.
“On Harvey Milk Day, Americans in San Francisco, across California and across the country celebrate a courageous, visionary and pioneering leader who dared to dream of a world where all could live with pride. For what would have been Harvey’s 91st birthday, we remember his courage to live authentically and his fierce voice for justice, which inspired generations of loud and proud activists to pursue his causes.
“Over the past four decades, the full equality movement has made tremendous strides, helping to enact vital protections against anti-LGBTQ hate crimes, sending ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in the trash can of history and guaranteeing the right of matrimonial equality. Sadly, as a wave of hateful laws and disturbing violence against transgender women of color sweeps across the country, we are reminded that the fight continues today with renewed urgency. That’s why Democrats won’t back down until the historic equality law, which has already been passed twice by the House, becomes the law of the land. Congress also applauds the bold actions taken by the Biden-Harris administration to protect transgender youth and end anti-LGBTQ discrimination in health care.
“When Harvey was sworn in as supervisor, he said his victory meant ‘a green light to all who feel disenfranchised’ and ‘the doors are open to everyone’. Indeed, today Harvey’s green light is shining, a beacon of hope for our friends, family and LGBTQ neighbors. In honor of his indomitable spirit, let us renew our vow to complete the work Harvey Milk began, to deliver on our nation’s founding promise of full equality, and to build a better future for all Americans – no matter who they are or who they like. “
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