HRC support efforts to name SFO after Harvey MilkBreaking News, Top Highlights Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
WASHINGTON – As reported on LGBTweekly, Jan, 15 San Francisco supervisors are advancing legislation aimed at commemorating LGBT civil rights leader Harvey Milk by renaming the city’s airport in his honor. In support of the move Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin released the following statement:
“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.”
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