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

Author: Randy Schilts

Atlantic Books and St Martins Press, New York, 2009, pp. 480

Originally published: 1998

The career of Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to political office in the USA – as a councilor in San Francisco – reflects the rise of the gay community in the 1970s. He was assassinated in November 1978. His life is also the subject of a 1984 documentary film, ‘The Times of Harvey Milk’, 1984, directed by Rob Epstein, and a feature film ‘Milk’ 2008, directed by Gus Van Sant.