SAN FRANCISCO HARVEY MILK DAY DEDICATES MILK’S STOREFRONT TO THE TREVOR PROJECT SUPPORTING LGBT YOUTH
Past Supervisor Bevan Dufty
San Francisco celebrated Harvey Milk Day by dedicating a call center to help gay and lesbian teens inside of the storefront where the murdered city leader once ran a camera shop.
Several members of Milk’s inner circle joined elected officials at the opening of Trevor’s Lifeline Harvey Milk Call Center on Castro Street. Harvey milk used to answer calls inside of his store from gay and bisexual young people who faced challenges from their families and peers.
Supervisor Scott Wiener
“What was so much a part of Harvey’s life and his work, to make sure that every young person would know and understand that his or her life was not only due respect and dignity and validation, but had great worth,” Senator Mark Leno said.
“Today my uncle would have been 81 years old. However he gave us his life 32 years ago, knowing that the first of any civil rights movement, who so clearly and loudly proclaim their right to equality, most often meets a violent and sudden end,” reminded Milk.
Supervisor Scot Wiener, Stuart Milk, past Supervisor Bevan Dufty
“He would leave us with a compass based on hope, hope born of bullets, not smashing into his brain, but smashing our masks and our fear of authenticity.”