San Francisco, United States

HARVEY MILK - "Out of the bars, into the streets!"

HARVEY MILK - "Out of the bars, into the streets!"

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8 tour stops


Harvey's Castro old Camera Shop

Harvey's Camera Shop became the headquarters for his gay rights campaigning

14 min

Harvey Milk Plaza

In this Plaza people gather to memorialize Harvey and Mayor Moscone

11 min

Fighting for gay & lesbian rights

Slices of live in Castro, at that time when Harvey fought Brigg's Proposition 6

14 min

A Groundbreaking Supervisor Campaign

Harvey Milk was the first openly gay to be elected official in the United States

3 min

The Gay and Lesbian Community Center

The Center aims at a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people

8 min

"Supervisor Harvey Milk has been shot and killed"

On November 27, 1978, Milk and Mayor Moscone were both assassinated by Dan White

7 min

The White Night Riots

Dan White's light sentence pushed San Francisco gay Community to riots

9 min

Harvey at San Francisco City Hall

Harvey shared his inauguration at City Hall with all SF citizens

5 min


Harvey Milk was a camera store owner, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (like city council), and a gay rights activist who was killed in City Hall in 1978, along with Mayor George Moscone.

“HARVEY MILK: Out of the Bars and Into the Streets” is an an audio walking tour about Harvey Milk and the rise of gay power in 1970s San Francisco. The tour goes from the site of Harvey Milk’s old camera shop at 575 Castro Street, to San Francisco City Hall.

The tour features original interviews with Harvey’s friends and colleagues, as well as archival audio to transport the listener to a dramatic time in gay political organizing.

The route is the same as that of Harvey’s walk to his inauguration, the candlelight march after he was killed, and the protest after his killer’s sentencing. The route is a mostly flat 1.75 miles, makes several stops along the way, and takes about 70 minutes. Start at 575 Castro Street.

Itinerary 3.6 km / 1:10

Offline map included

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