Today we raised our flag commemorating LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Harvey Milk Day at City Hall with our Mayor, Vice Mayor, City Council Members, Diversity Coalition members, esteemed guests, colleagues, employees, and community members.
The Pride Flag commemorates Harvey Milk Day, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Pride Month, and the contributions of the LGBTQ community.
Harvey Bernard Milk was the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, having served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors before being assassinated in 1978. Milk was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution to the LBGTQ rights movement, and the State of California officially recognizes Harvey Milk Day as a special day of observance annually on his birthday, May 22.
LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York City. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize LBGTQ individuals' impact on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
To view our LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Harvey Milk Day flag raising event video, click here.
Learn more about Harvey Milk click here.
Learn more about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Pride Month click here.