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

FILE - In this May 22, 1979 file photo, demonstrators smash glass out of the front doors of the San Francisco City Hall. Thousands marched from the city's gay community to city hall, protesting the voluntary manslaughter conviction of Dan White in the fatal shootings of Mayor George Moscone and city supervisor and gay rights activist Harvey Milk.   __   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

FILE - In this May 22, 1979 file photo, demonstrators smash glass out of the front doors of the San Francisco City Hall. Thousands marched from the city's gay community to city hall, protesting the voluntary manslaughter conviction of Dan White in the fatal shootings of Mayor George Moscone and city supervisor and gay rights activist Harvey Milk. __ (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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

Nov 1978 | Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone are murdered.     "It is important to remember them," said Tommi Avicolli Mecca who organized a candlelight parade in honor of Milk and Moscone last Sunday.

Nov 1978 | Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone are murdered. "It is important to remember them," said Tommi Avicolli Mecca who organized a candlelight parade in honor of Milk and Moscone last Sunday.

Harvey Milk Assassination | Mourners file past the caskets of George Moscone and Harvey Milk in ...

10 days that shook S.F.

Harvey Milk Assassination | Mourners file past the caskets of George Moscone and Harvey Milk in ...

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.

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."

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, Harvey Milk Killing 30 Years Later - YouTube

George Moscone, Harvey Milk Killing 30 Years Later - YouTube

Dianne Feinstein - USA - 1992: Feinstein is the first woman elected to the US Senate from California. She became the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' first female president in 1978, the same year Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated. Feinstein succeeded Moscone and became the City's first female Mayor. In 2010, she became the first female Chair of the Senate Committee on Intelligence. #womens #history #powerful #jewish #women in #politics

Dianne Feinstein - USA - 1992: Feinstein is the first woman elected to the US Senate from California. She became the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' first female president in 1978, the same year Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated. Feinstein succeeded Moscone and became the City's first female Mayor. In 2010, she became the first female Chair of the Senate Committee on Intelligence. #womens #history #powerful #jewish #women in #politics

moscone | Today in History: The Assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk

moscone | Today in History: The Assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk

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)

Former San Francisco City Supervisor Dan White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of Mayor George Moscone and Su...

Former San Francisco City Supervisor Dan White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of Mayor George Moscone and Su...

Jim Jones George Moscone assassination jonestown

Jim Jones George Moscone assassination jonestown

Demonstrators smash the front doors of San Francisco City Hall on May 22, 1979. About 5,000 people marched from the city’s LGBT community to City Hall, protesting the voluntary manslaughter conviction of Supervisor Dan White in the fatal shootings of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.

This Is What Gay Liberation Looked Like In The '70s

Demonstrators smash the front doors of San Francisco City Hall on May 22, 1979. About 5,000 people marched from the city’s LGBT community to City Hall, protesting the voluntary manslaughter conviction of Supervisor Dan White in the fatal shootings of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.

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