Senator Wiener's Statement on the 40th Anniversary of the Murders of Harvey Milk and George Moscone

November 27, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the 40th anniversary of the murders of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone:

“Forty years ago today, San Francisco was changed forever when two transformational leaders - Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone - were murdered in City Hall. Harvey Milk permanently changed the political trajectory of the LGBT community, blazing a trail for our community to be out and engaged in the political process - to take our proverbial seat at the table. I had the honor of representing Harvey’s old district on the Board of Supervisors. For those of us who are LGBT and serving in elected office, Harvey continues to be an inspiration and role model for what it means to be out, proud, and making change in our communities. Mayor Moscone helped usher in a new era in San Francisco - one in which all communities participate in the decision-making process. He was the first Mayor elected by a broad and diverse coalition, and he governed as such. Today we mourn and remember these two great men and recommit ourselves to fight for a more just future.”