George Moscone - Assassinated Mayor of San Francisco in 1978 - interred in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma

George Moscone - Assassinated Mayor of San Francisco in 1978 - interred in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma

Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk of SFO.

Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk of SFO.

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.

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.

Harvey Milk & George Moscone signing the gay rights bill into law,   San Francisco 1977

Harvey Milk & George Moscone signing the gay rights bill into law, San Francisco 1977

April 11, 1978: Mayor George Moscone, during a celebration of the California line  -- one of several "100th birthday" celebrations for the cable cars.

Halfway to the stars: Great moments in cable cars

April 11, 1978: Mayor George Moscone, during a celebration of the California line -- one of several "100th birthday" celebrations for the cable cars.

Jim Jones George Moscone assassination jonestown

Jim Jones George Moscone assassination jonestown

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)

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)

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