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City Of San Diego Officially Renames Street After Harvey Milk

With things looking grim in North Carolina, we thought we’d share some nice news from West Coast: The San Diego City Council unanimously voted today to give final approval to rename Blaine Avenue after slain gay-rights hero Harvey Milk, who lived in the city while stationed with the Navy.

San Diego is the first city in the U.S. to have a street named after Milk.

“A year ago, a group of community leaders came together around the notion the time had come to honor an LGBT civil rights leader in San Diego the same way we have given honor to other civil rights leaders such as Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King, Jr,” said Dwayne Crenshaw, San Diego LGBT Pride Executive Director. “Today marks a symbolic and significant moment in the movement forward towards the American value of equality.”

An official unveiling celebration takes place on Harvey Milk’s birthday, May 22, at the corner of Harvey Milk Street (Blaine Ave.) and Centre Street. Now let’s see if we can get that naval ship christened in Harvey’s honor, shall we?

 

By:           Dan Avery
On:           May 8, 2012
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  • 7 Comments
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      milky way

      May 8, 2012 at 6:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Timothy
      Timothy

      This made me briefly well up a few tears when I read it.
      All that has been fought for has not been in vain.

      May 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      he deserves it.

      May 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iDavid
      iDavid

      I love my State!

      May 8, 2012 at 8:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny
      Danny

      Anyone else notice that Queerty keeps running ads for anti-gay groups.

      May 9, 2012 at 1:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WillBFair
      WillBFair

      Bravo San Diego! It’s about time!

      May 9, 2012 at 1:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PTBoat
      PTBoat

      @Danny: It’s not Queerty, but is based upon algorythms and the fact that Queerty puts up language and articles from anti-gay sources. The same thing happens at other gay blogs that sometimes deal with politics. I like to click on those ads and let them pay for this site.

      May 9, 2012 at 9:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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