Photography by JUCO | Retouching by Anna Glen at Wet Noodle
The Moment: November 3, 1977: Harvey Milk wins election to the San Francisco Board
After agreeing to don Harvey Milk’s signature ringer T-shirt and take a stroll through San Francisco’s city hall, Dan Savage gets anecdotal. “I don’t play dress-up very often,” he says, “except when my husband and I go to International Mr. Leather.” But to pay tribute to Harvey Milk — who famously aspired to offer gay youth a choice beyond suicide or the closet — Savage made an exception. “I was that kid. I read those stories. I was given hope by San Francisco and Harvey Milk,” he says. “I’ve always felt a very personal connection.” Savage’s sex advice column, “Savage Love,” is in its 24th year, while his Savage Lovecast, a weekly podcast version with more than 200,000 listeners, is now one of the top 50 podcasts on iTunes.
Photographed at San Francisco City Hall on September 11, 2014
Styling by Kiersten Stevens. Groomer: Ivan Mendoza