George Moscone - Assassinated Mayor of San Francisco in 1978 - interred in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma
'' No Apologies '' _ White Night Riots Poster, San Francisco, The White Night riots were a series of violent events sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Supervisor Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and of Harvey Milk, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors who was among the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. The events took place on the night of May 21, 1979
1975- George Moscone, a liberal with a pro-gay voting record, is elected mayor of San Francisco by 3000 votes. The margin is small enough that Moscone can credit San Francisco's prominent gay community with giving him the win. The following year will see the first gay elected official, Harvey Milk, as a city supervisor. At the same time, a backlash is brewing. In 1977, Dan White will speak against "social deviates" to get elected in his district, & five gay businesses will be bombed.
San Francisco -- Rebecca Moscone, 18, is consoled by friends at the Moscone home here, after learning that her father, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, and Supervisor Harvey Milk had been shot and killed at City Hall (1978)
Daniel James "Dan" White was a San Francisco supervisor who assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense," White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. San Francisco Weekly has referred to White as "perhaps the most hated man in San Francisco's history."
George Moscone (1929 - 1978) Mayor of San Francisco, killed by City Supervisor Dan White
1978 On November 27, Harvey Milk, an openly gay city council member and San Francisco’s Mayor George Moscone were murdered. In 1979, the convicted murderer Dan White received a verdict of voluntary manslaughter and a sentence of 7-8 years. This caused massive protests throughout the country as gay men and lesbians saw this as yet another blatant example of discrimination via http://edweb.sdsu.edu/people/cmathison/gay_les/ev6580.html