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Galen "Jack" McKinley
(1947 - February 14, 1980) U.S.A.

Jack McKinley

Lover of Harvey Milk


Jack McKinley was a friend and lover of Harvey Milk's for many years. Jack's manic-depressive behavior, made worse by drinking and drugs, escalated to suicide attempts: jumping in front of cars, leaping into the San Francisco Bay, and threatening from a locked bathroom to slash his wrists.

McKinley died in New York City after falling eight stories. He was the same age as Harvey had been when they met in 1963: thirty-three. His ashes were scattered in the Hudson River as well as off the Golden Gate Bridge near where he had helped scatter Harvey Milk's ashes the previous year.


This picture was shot in San Francisco by Harwey Milk on May 1969, when Jack was 22 years old.

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