ⓘ Place Harvey-Milk. The Place Harvey Milk is a public square in Paris, France. It lies at a major Le Maraiss crossroad, between the Rue des Archives and the Rue ..

                                     

ⓘ Place Harvey-Milk

The Place Harvey Milk is a public square in Paris, France. It lies at a major Le Maraiss crossroad, between the Rue des Archives and the Rue de la Verrerie, in the center the French capital.

                                     

1. Access

The closest metro station is Hotel de Ville.

The La Verrerie bus station of the RATP Bus Network line 75 is located on the square, which can also be reached by 67 69 70 72 74 lines at Place du Chatelet and Rue de Rivoli bus stations.

                                     

2. History

The Council of Paris decided to pay homage to Harvey Milk in 2019. The square was inaugurated by French officials on June 19th, with Stuart Milk.

The same day, Paris honoured also Gilbert Baker, friend of Harvey Milk, by an official plaque in his memory on the Place des Emeutes-de-Stonewall.

                                     

3. Features

The square is at only 100m away from the main entrance of the Paris City Hall, denomination being a tribute of the elected officials of the Council of Paris to their San Franciscan assassinated colleague. From the place Harvey Milk towards the Hotel de Ville, Notre-Dame-de-Paris is seen in perspective.

One year before the decision of the City of Paris to name the square after Harvey Milk, rainbow zebra crossings were tagged with homophobic graffiti. In response, rainbow crossings are now permanent. Naming precisely this crossroad after Harvey Milk was praised by anti-homophobia organizations.,

The square is now one of the main entrances of famous department store Bazar de lHotel de Ville.