'' No Apologies '' _ White Night Riots Poster, San Francisco, The White Night riots were a series of violent events sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Supervisor Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and of Harvey Milk, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors who was among the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. The events took place on the night of May 21, 1979

'' No Apologies '' _ White Night Riots Poster, San Francisco, The White Night riots were a series of violent events sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Supervisor Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and of Harvey Milk, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors who was among the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. The events took place on the night of May 21, 1979

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Bob Arneson, Portrait of George (Moscone)

Bob Arneson, Portrait of George (Moscone)

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George Moscone - Assassinated Mayor of San Francisco in 1978 - interred in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma

George Moscone - Assassinated Mayor of San Francisco in 1978 - interred in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma

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1975- George Moscone, a liberal with a pro-gay voting record, is elected mayor of San Francisco by 3000 votes.  The margin is small enough that Moscone can credit San Francisco's prominent gay community with giving him the win.  The following year will see the first gay elected official, Harvey Milk, as a city supervisor.  At the same time, a backlash is brewing.  In 1977, Dan White will speak against "social deviates" to get elected in his district, & five gay businesses will be bombed.

1975- George Moscone, a liberal with a pro-gay voting record, is elected mayor of San Francisco by 3000 votes. The margin is small enough that Moscone can credit San Francisco's prominent gay community with giving him the win. The following year will see the first gay elected official, Harvey Milk, as a city supervisor. At the same time, a backlash is brewing. In 1977, Dan White will speak against "social deviates" to get elected in his district, & five gay businesses will be bombed.

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May 22, 1979 - Verdicts & Executions. San Francisco erupts in night of violence after jury convicts Dan White of Voluntary Manslaughter, rather than Murder of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Florida gets ready to execute John Spenkelink and Willie Darden, the first executions in the state since 1964. Canadian Parliamentary elections set with Pierre Elliot Trudeau facing Joe Clark in a neck-and-neck race. Gas rationing proves successful in California. And the Grand Jury meets…

May 22, 1979 - Verdicts & Executions. San Francisco erupts in night of violence after jury convicts Dan White of Voluntary Manslaughter, rather than Murder of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Florida gets ready to execute John Spenkelink and Willie Darden, the first executions in the state since 1964. Canadian Parliamentary elections set with Pierre Elliot Trudeau facing Joe Clark in a neck-and-neck race. Gas rationing proves successful in California. And the Grand Jury meets…

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George Moscone bust - Robert Arneson

George Moscone bust - Robert Arneson

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