Speech of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk at Gay Freedom Day, June 25, 1978.

Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk, a gay man elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, gave a rousing speech at the city’s 1978 Gay Freedom Day celebration.

In his speech, Milk emphasized that LGBTQ rights are part of the American tradition of freedom and equality.

Photograph By Daniel Nicoletta via Wikimedia Commons.

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