Harvey Milk

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Birthday
22, 1930
Birthplace
Long Island, NY
Death Date
Nov 27, 1978 (48)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
22, 1930
Birthplace
Long Island, NY
Death Date
Nov 27, 1978 (48)

About

Gay rights activist who became the first openly gay public official in California when he served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978. In July 2016, the US Navy announced that it would be naming a ship after Milk.

Before Fame

He served four years in the United States Navy from 1951-1955. He later spent time employed as a researcher for Bache & Company.

Trivia

He became a martyr in the gay community after he was assassinated by fellow city official Dan White. Actor Sean Penn won an Academy Award for portraying him in the 2008 film Milk.

Family Life

He had a six-year relationship with Joe Campbell during the 1950's and early 1960's. Actor Sean Penn won an Academy Award for portraying him in the 2008 film Milk.

Associated With

He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.