Residents mark 38th anniversary of Harvey Milk and George Moscone assassinations

(AP file)
(AP file)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Sunday marked 38 years since the assassinations of former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and former Mayor George Moscone.

Residents paid tribute to the two city leaders by holding a march and a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza.

“As we reflect on the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando earlier this year and grapple with the election of a President who campaigned on hateful rhetoric targeting women, Muslims, immigrants, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities, it is more important than ever for us to band together and fight back,” one of the group organizers posted on Facebook. “Harvey inspired us with a message of hope–a message that resonates even more in these turbulent and uncertain times where our community and our rights are under attack.”

Many in the LGBTQ community cite Milk as a leader who taught them to fight back in order to create change within their communities.

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