PHOTOS: Ground broken on Harvey Milk Park


LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA — Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk, and Long Beach, Calif. councilman Robert Garcia during the groundbreaking ceremony for Harvey Milk Promenade Park and Equality Plaza on May 22, 2012. The park and plaza are located where the promenade and Third Street intersect at the WPA mural. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in the 1977. Milk served almost 11 months in office and was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance for the city. On November 27, 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back. See more pictures>>