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Harvey Milk's San Francisco

Harvey Milk's San Francisco

Explore the San Francisco locations highlighted in legendary gay rights activist Harvey Milk's life and Gus Van Sant's "Milk", that brought Sean Penn an Oscar.

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Castro Camera (closed)

575 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

You might not need to buy a new photo camera, but it doesn't matter, go to 575 Castro Street to see where once the Castro Camera store was situated. It's iconic address for San Francisco gay rights movement, even thought the store itself was closed in 1978, after Milk's assassination.

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Castro Street

429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

Keep walking on the Castro Street and then take a stop near the Castro Theatre: a 1922 building with a Spanish Colonial Baroque fa├žade with a famous Castro sign. In front of the theatre Milk gave a speech after his first win. Symbolically, in 2008 Van Sant's film was shown in the theatre.

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Market Street & Castro Street

Castro Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

Just a street corner? No, a street corner where Harvey Milk started his political career, by giving first public speeches.

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Duboce Park

Duboce Park, San Francisco, CA, United States

Cute little Duboce Park is also featured in the film. This is where Harvey meets journalists after his election and presents the law about dog owners. At the same park you can also find Harvey Milk Center for the Arts and Harvey Milk Photo Center.

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Polk Street

450 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

One of San Francisco's central streets, it goes to the City Hall. So, if you walk here, imagine you're one of Milk's supporters who celebrate his winning in election.

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San Francisco City Hall

1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA, United States

And now imagine Milk's famous speech ("I'm here to recruit you!") on the stairs of the City Hall, while you're in the crowd in Civic Center Plaza.

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San Francisco City Hall

1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA, United States

You can also enter the City Hall as a visitor, it's open to the public Monday through Friday during business hours and has no any admission fee. Milk's not there any more, but he managed to change the City Hall, San Francisco, America and the world.

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