Today is #HarveyMilkDay, where we remember the late San Francisco politician who gave his life in service to this city and fighting for civil rights. From his dedication as a neighborhood activist in the Castro, to becoming the first openly gay person elected into California public office, he continues to serve as an inspiration both locally and nationally. We remember him today with the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, which was renamed for him in 1979. The building’s redesign in 2009 pays homage to Milk with his words, “The American Dream starts with the neighborhoods…” memorialized upon the building’s Eastside.
In addition, in honor of this day and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the Harvey Milk Photo Center is extending its deadline to May 23 for artists’ submissions for its upcoming exhibit that will celebrate the LGBTQ community. Showcase your talent with your best contemporary artwork or submit historical images, documents or artworks from the 1970s which reflected the lives and events of the LGBTQ community, including of Harvey Milk himself.
To submit and for more information, visit harveymilkphotocenter.org
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