Contest # 819: Castro Camera, San Francisco, California, USA

In 1972, Harvey Milk opened a camera store because he was tired of developers in the city ruining his film. This camera store was in the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco. From that store, Harvey began to coordinate political activism among the growing gay community in that city. In time, he became such a force in the political landcape of San Francisco and California in general, that he was elected to a seat on the Board of Supervisors for that city. He was a power broker on the board, which did not please another member of that board with more conservative values, Dan White.

On November 27, 1978, Dan White assassinated Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone in City Hall.

After the closure of the store, the Human Rights Campaign, an organization with ties to the LGBTQ community, setup a store and information center there for about 16 years. Recently, there have been talks with the US National Parks service to nominate the site as a historical site.

Before the hint:

  • Phil Ower
  • Graham Hedley
  • hhgygy
  • zorro the fox
  • Martin de Bock
  • Angie CF
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans

After the hint:

  • LawnBoy
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Gillian B