We celebrate Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California
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In 1977, Harvey Milk became California's first openly gay person to be elected to public office when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He passed an ordinance forcing dog-owners to pick up their pets' excrement, but it was for his gay rights activism that he became legendary. Today is Harvey Milk Day, honoring the good work he crammed in before being assassinated after only ten months in office. The Castro is the epicenter for SF's celebrations. The GLBT Museum offers free admission today, and the Castro Theatre is showing the biopic Milk (2008) all day. All hail the Mayor of Castro Street.