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San Fran frowns on 'Harvey Milk' airport

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 03/05/2013 @ 11:15 am In Front Page,Politics,U.S. | No Comments

(LOS ANGELES TIMES) SAN FRANCISCO — John Wayne has one. Louis Armstronghas one. Shoot, even Imelda Marcos, shoe queen and former first lady of the Philippines, has one. And John F. Kennedy? He has three airports named in his honor.

But here in the vibrant heart of gay America, the push to change the name of San Francisco International Airport to commemorate slain civil rights activist Harvey Milk has run into turbulence.

Supervisor David Campos, who floated the idea to make the airport the first in America to be named after an openly gay leader, argues that the moniker Harvey Milk SFO will “make our airport a beacon of hope” around the world “for all individuals who are bullied, discriminated against and abused.”


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