By CBSLA Staff

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) – The City of Huntington Beach honored Harvey Milk Saturday in a ceremony where city leaders hoisted the pride flag at the pier.

The celebration honored California’s first openly gay person elected to public office. Milk was a San Francisco Supervisor. Both he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated in 1978 by disgruntled supervisor Dan White.

San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk ;;08/02/1978 (Photo by Jerry Telfer/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Officials in Huntington Beach say the pride flag will stay up for the entire month of June.