San Francisco Lawmaker to Propose Naming City's Airport for Slain Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is proposing a charter amendment which would put the question of creating Harvey Milk-San Francisco International Airport on November's ballot, the AP reports:
If five of Campos’ colleagues agree to submit the proposed name change to voters and the amendment goes through in the fall, the city would become home to the world’s first airport honoring an openly gay person, said Milk’s nephew, Stuart Milk.
Milk, who runs an international gay rights foundation in his uncle’s memory, said that adding an airport to the list of public venues named for Harvey Milk would mark a milestone since flights to and from San Francisco International serve 68 countries where homosexuality is illegal.
No airport in the country has ever been named for an out LGBT person. The amendment could be voted on within two weeks.