On 22 May at the intersection of Market and Castro Streets in San Francisco, the second "Harvey Milk Day" was celebrated with powerful speeches, the opening of a new Call Center targeting youth in crisis (based in Harvey Milk's former camera store where he in turn counseled many LGBT youths seeking hope), and live music provided by the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, a member of FGG member organization LGBA. Among the speakers were many local and state politicians plus Harvey's nephew Stuart Milk.
This was the second time that gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk's birthday has been celebrated since it became an official California state holiday in 2009. The event in 2011 actually fell on what would have been Harvey's 81st birthday. Milk was shot and killed at his City Hall office in November, 1978 along with mayor George Moscone.