On Tuesday, San Diego will dedicate a street in the memory of gay rights activist Harvey Milk in conjunction with the anniversary of his birhday.
“After the tireless efforts of a group of community leaders, LGBT civil rights leader Harvey Milk will be honored in the same way we honor leaders such as Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Dwayne Crenshaw, San Diego LGBT Pride Executive Director.
“Harvey Milk dedicated his life to leading our community in the struggle for equal rights. The unveiling of Harvey Milk Street will mark a symbolic moment in our history and a step in the right direction towards achieving the truly American value of equality.”
Milk served proudly as a member of the United States Navy. In 1978, Harvey Milk made history as the most visible openly gay elected officials and was also one of the first in the world. Milk served less than a year in public office before his assassination.
The City of San Diego will hold an official dedication ceremony on Tuesday at 5pm at the corner of Blaine Avenue and Centre Street at which time Blaine Avenue will officially become Harvey Milk Street.