May 8, 2013 | by Michael K. Lavers
Harvey Milk airport terminal proposed
Harvey Milk, California, San Francisco, Castro District, gay news, Washington Blade

Harvey Milk (Photo by Daniel Nicoletta via Wikimedia Commons)

SAN FRANCISCO—Bay Area Reporter on Tuesday reported city officials are considering a proposal to rename a terminal at San Francisco International Airport after the late gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

City Supervisor David Campos in January proposed that officials rename the entire airport as Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport. The newspaper reported LGBT San Franciscans and others were divided on the plan, while Mayor Ed Lee also publicly questioned it.

The Bay Area Reporter said Campos and Lee agreed to allow a committee to determine which terminal should be named in honor of Milk as part of a compromise proposal.

“Everyone does agree we need to honor Harvey Milk,” Campos told the newspaper. “It is an important legacy there that should be recognized.”

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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