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Update: Harvey Milk’s Bronze Memorial Plaque Stolen In San Francisco

Last Friday  I reported that the bronze plaque horonoring slain LGBT Civil Rights leader Harvey Milk was stolen from outside Harvey’s old Castro Camera Shop at 575 Castro Street where the Trevor Project Call Center and HRC is now housed.

Well it seems that my source material was wrong. 

Harvey Milk’s plaque was indeed stolen but it was not located at 575 Castro.  It was located  in Harvey Milk Plaza, at the entrance to the Castro Street Muni Station.

Mt apologies for the misinformation.

Harvey’s bronze plaque is still missing with an estimated monitary worth of $10,000.00 and a priceless sentimental and historical worth.

If anyone out there  has any information, please contact SFPD’s anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444 or text message your tip to TIP411

Many thanks to Tie-Dyed Jive in the (415) for the correct information and the heads up.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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  1. I spent a lot of time sending various sites the correct information. I have a Harvey Milk Google alert, and today
    your site showed up and I was ready to correct it. I happen to have my iconic image of Harvey posted with others that are in the background of your attached image.

    I thought it was ironic that many sites had the wrong info, and I guess their source originally posted the wrong image.

    I happen to be involved in sports promotions, and in several books they attributed the wrong info their books because they based their info on wrong information. In fact, I once found a quote attributed to me that I never made,however I liked it so much that I started to use it…
    I felt it could not be called plagiarism since it was attributed to me in the first place!

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