Death at City Hall: 40 Years After Harvey Milk and George Moscone

12 min
A photograph of the late gay activist Harvey Milk sits on a stand after a press conference announcing legislation to create a Harvey Milk Day in California March 3, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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On Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco City Hall became a deadly crime scene. Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk — California's first openly gay elected official — were gunned down by former Supervisor Dan White. We look back on that tragic day and how it changed the city. Plus, what does Milk mean to young queer people today? Listen to those stories by clicking on the play button above.