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Man who was uninterested in 'bust' to get his own

by Jeremy Hooper

Three different busts of Harvey Milk are on display at the San Francisco City Hall, and one of the sculptures will ultimately be chosen to serve as a permanent tribute to the slain gay rights pioneer.

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(Photos courtesy of the SF Chronicle)

The winning piece will go on display in May of 2008. So who do we want to win? Well, while we think all the artists give "good head," we do personally think there is one that stands "head and shoulders" above the rest. But so as to avoid the "cold shoulder" from the other two, you'll have to decide for yourself which we think are busts and which we think is "a bust."

Finalist bust designs of Harvey Milk go on display in City Hall [SF Chronicle]

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San Francisco, California, April 10, 2008, – The statue of San Francisco's first Gay Supervisor Harvey Milk will be unveiled during a gala party at San Francisco's City Hall on Thursday, May 22, 2008.

The project to place the memorial to Milk in City Hall is a joint undertaking between the Harvey Milk City Hall Memorial Committee and the San Francisco Arts Commission. It is the first such public/private partnership of its kind. The effort began in 2003 when the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution supporting the creation of such a Memorial to Milk.

Harvey Milk advanced the struggle for LGBT rights by becoming one of the first openly Gay elected officials in the United States, winning a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Less than a year after taking office he was assassinated by a homophobic political opponent. The unveiling of this Memorial, in the very building where he served and lost his life, will again make history; it will be the first such tribute to an LGBT leader to be placed in a seat of government in the United States.

The statue of Milk will be unveiled at a Ceremony to be held in City Hall on May 22, 2008, on what would have been Harvey's 78th birthday. The event starts at 6 PM, is free and open to the public, and will feature friends of Milk’s, local dignitaries, the Gay Men’s chorus, and special guests.


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