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Human Rights Campaign Releases Statement in Favor of Naming SFO After Harvey Milk

Historic move would make Harvey Milk-SFO the first airport to honor an openly gay person.

Washington – San Francisco supervisors are advancing legislation aimed at commemorating LGBT civil rights leader Harvey Milk by renaming the city’s airport in his honor. Chad Griffin, the president of the national gay rights nonprofit Human Rights Campaign, released the following statement Wednesday in support:

Harvey Milk made it his life’s mission to ensure that everyone - regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, or socioeconomic status - was treated with the dignity and respect that all human beings deserve. Harvey Milk-San Francisco International Airport would serve as a powerful testament to the importance of Harvey’s pioneering work and selfless dedication to advancing equality for all.

Harvey Milk fought tirelessly to raise the visibility of LGBT people, and placing his name on San Francisco’s airport would bring awareness of his work to the 40 million travelers from around the world who pass through SFO annually. Harvey Milk’s legacy is what guides our work as we continue the fight for full equality, and HRC is proud to support this effort to honor his memory.

Edward Kevorkian January 17, 2013 at 02:36 PM
It may be a really important deal here for some but not to many of us including myself. I want to be treated with dignity and respect and this is just a slap in my face!

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