May 24, 2019 at 7:52 am EDT | by Staff reports
Looking back: 50 years of the Blade
White Night Riots, gay news, Washington Blade

The May 24, 1979 issue of the Blade included a teaser for Pride weekend featuring Linda Glick on the front page. Also featured was a story about the White Night Riots in San Francisco, after a jury imposed a light sentence on Dan White for the murders of Mayor George Moscone and gay city supervisor Harvey Milk. 

As the Blade reported, more than 2,000 protesters angry over the 32-month sentence marched from the Castro to City Hall where they were joined by thousands more demonstrators. Then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein refused to appear and address the crowd.

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