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The Mayor of Castro Street: the Life and Times of Harvey Milk

The Mayor of Castro Street: the Life and Times of Harvey Milk

Author: Randy Shilts

Year Published: 1982

Description: The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by journalist and author Randy Shilts is a biography of the first openly gay elected official in San Francisco, whose leadership, grassroots political organizing and, ultimately, tragic death by assassination (alongside Mayor George Moscone) played a critical role in galvanizing the gay rights movement in the latter half of the 20th century. Originally published in 1982, the book served as the basis for a 2008 film, titled Milk, starring Sean Penn and filmed primarily on Castro Street, where Harvey Milk had been a small business owner.

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