San Diego In Line To Be First City In The U.S. To Have “Harvey Milk Street”

Though he’s most closely identified with San Francisco, slain gay-rights leader Harvey Milk might get his first street named after him in San Diego, where he was stationed while serving in the U.S. Navy.

Today, the San Diego City Planning Commission approved a proposal to rename Blaine Avenue, the street leading up to The San Diego LGBT Community Center, after Milk, who was assassinated by Dan White in 1978.

San Diego LGBT Pride, the group putting forth the proposal, hopes to get the street renamed in time for the anniversary of Milk’s birthday, on May 22.