Harvey Milk + Jose Sarria

Two great men who are now working well together. Or, their legacies are, at least.

from Strange De Jim

Photo courtesy Strange de Jim

Saturday was the grand re-opening of the Castro’s public library branch, named the Eureka Valley Harvey Milk Branch and situated on the renamed block of 16th Street at Pond Street now known as Jose Sarria Court.

If Harvey Milk blazed a trail for other gays to follow in his activist steps, José Sarria blazed an earlier trail that allowed Harvey Milk to get traction in the 70s here in San Francisco.
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The dedication was well-attended and after all the City officials weighed in to say their bits and thank yous, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence gave a blessing –  sprinkling the sidewalk in front with Milk and Glitter.  And the ribbon was cut, and we all crowded in.

Now go! Borrow, read, enjoy, create & liberate!

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