Located on a mile-long section of Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, Jacob Riis Park was named after the turn-of-theth-century social reformer and photojournalist. Historically, New York City beaches have been popular public social gathering places for the LGBT community where they claimed certain sections as their own. When the park reopened in , Moses hoped that it would be a more democratic version of Jones Beach due to its easy accessibility by public transportation and cars. By the s the most eastern end of the beach had become a documented well-known destination for mostly white gay men to sunbathe and cruise. Lesbian women also claimed a nearby area of the beach by the s. As a site of activism, the beach was the location of a voter registration drive led by the Gay Activists Alliance GAA , one of the first gay rights groups to form after the Stonewall Uprising.
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Harvey Bernard Milk May 22, — November 27, was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California , where he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Although he was the most pro- LGBT politician in the United States at the time, politics and activism were not his early interests; he was neither open about his sexuality nor civically active until he was 40, after his experiences in the counterculture movement of the s. He took advantage of the growing political and economic power of the neighborhood to promote his interests and unsuccessfully ran three times for political office. Milk's theatrical campaigns earned him increasing popularity, and in he won a seat as a city supervisor. His election was made possible by a key component of a shift in San Francisco politics.
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