California: Governor Newsom Proclaims Harvey Milk Day
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SACRAMENTO ~ On May 22, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring the day as "Harvey Milk Day" in the State of California. The proclamation honors Harvey Milk, who was born on this day in 1930 and settled in San Francisco.

Milk found a thriving LGBTQ+ community that faced widespread hostility and had no voice in government. He organized his community and extended a hand to others, working with labor and civil rights activists who were all struggling for justice. This led to him becoming one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States and the first openly gay person elected in California when he won a seat on San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977.

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Milk stood firm in his belief that freedom and dignity should extend to all human beings, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, at great personal risk. He was tragically assassinated just a year into his term on the Board of Supervisors. His legacy lives on through laws and policies that protect the LGBTQ+ community and through generations of activists inspired by him.

Governor Newsom stated that Harvey Milk's legacy remains salient as ever amid relentless attacks targeting our LGBTQ+ community in the United States and around the world. He declared that California stands firmly with the LGBTQ+ community in the fight for equality, freedom, and acceptance for all.

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