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NEWS: San Francisco Airport Named After Harvey Milk?

By January 16, 2013

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Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man to hold a major political position. He began his political career in the 1970s, at a time when psychologists still considered homosexuality a mental disorder.

He rose to political prominence as one of the most significant figures in LGBT history. Milk believed that the "invisibility" of gays contributed to the negative social stigmas of the time.

To honor his memory and contributions to the city of San Francisco and the LGBT throughout the world, San Francisco Board of Supervisors member David Campos has introduced legislation to rename the city airport.

"It's appropriate for San Francisco at this time to recognize that members of the LGBT community are equal members of our society and to recognize the work of this hero. It sends a clear message of hope and civil rights, not just here but abroad," Campos said.
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