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35 years since assassination of Harvey Milk, George Moscone

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By Santiago Mejia

A vigil was held on Wednesday night not only to remember Mayor George Moscone and San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Harvey Milk – who were assassinated by former SF Board of Supervisors member Dan White on this day 35 years ago – but to continue Milk’s belief of fighting for a cause.

With the theme of  “sky-rocketing rent” hundreds marched from the Castro District down Market Street.

Participants held large banners and signs depicting pricey rent and evictions in an attempt to aware and alert the public of this fast rising cause.

The march and vigil ended at City Hall where the assassinations took place.

Academy Award winner and LGBT rights activist Dustin Lance Black made an appearance and spoke about LGBT rights.

Milk was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won the seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He fought for gay rights as well as other rising causes. He was known as the “Mayor of Castro Street”.

Moscone was an Italian-American attorney and the 37th mayor of San Francisco.

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