Slain activist’s nephew to accept award
NEW YORK — Slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk is being honored posthumously by a network of gay and lesbian organizations in his native New York.
The Long Island Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Services Network says Stuart Milk will accept an award on his uncle’s behalf at a gala on April 18.
Milk was born in Woodmere and went to high school in Bay Shore. He later became the country’s first openly gay man to hold public office when he was elected to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in 1977.
In November 1978, Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were fatally shot by Dan White, a city supervisor who had resigned.
"Milk," the film based on his life, won an Oscar for actor Sean Penn and the award for best screenplay.