Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza
Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza is a Castro neighborhood organization committed to maintaining and improving this public plaza – named in honor of the politician and civil rights icon – so that Harvey Milk’s legacy may continue to educate and inspire. San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Plaza, at the heart of the Castro District, is sacred ground for LGBT civil rights history. We are undertaking an effort to create a fitting tribute to the plaza’s history and namesake in order to reimagine and reinvigorate this public space.   
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Harvey Milk Plaza: A Design Competition

The new Harvey Milk Plaza will speak to, and work on behalf of, the worldwide LGBT community and all people who struggle for equality. It will be an “engine of inspiration” that will continue Harvey’s legacy of instilling hope and activating those willing to fight for change.

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Thank you to everyone who participated on the competition - we received over 20,000 responses from 9,645 people. Congratulations to Team Perkins Eastman, selected as the winner to reimagine Harvey Milk Plaza!

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Posted Nov 1, 2017
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Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza proposed this fundraiser for Harvey Milk Plaza.

November 8th is the 40th Anniversary of Harvey Milk's historic 1977 election as California's first openly gay elected official. That night Milk returned to the Castro where he received a "tumultuous and moving welcome" home.

This November 8th, people will gather again at the famed intersection of Castro and Market streets to honor the life and legacy of Harvey Milk and reaffirm our commitment to equality for all. In addition to speakers and performers, the 100% peaceful and positive gathering will feature the grand lighting of two signature works of public art.

We invite you to honor Harvey Milk's life and legacy by helping fund the cost of installing the artwork. HARVEY'S HALO raises a colorful beacon of equality into the sky above Harvey Milk Plaza for seven nights over two weekends. HOPE WILL NEVER BE SILENT immortalizes Milk's words in neon over Harvey Milk Plaza as a permanent greeting to all those who call Castro home, be they San Francisco residents or not.

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We also invite you to find your way to the hallowed ground of Harvey Milk Plaza in San Francisco on the evening of November 8 to stand united, once again, in the name of equality.

Illuminate is the San Francisco-based non-profit arts organization behind The Bay Lights and the illumination of the Conservatory of Flowers for the Summer of Love. Our mission is to rally large groups of people together to create impossible works of public art that, thought awe, free humanity's better nature.

The Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza's mission to build a public space that inspires generations to come about Harvey Milk and his message of hope and equality for all disenfranchised communities.

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Posted Oct 2, 2017
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