San Francisco Supervisor David Campos’s push to rename the city’s airport is a fitting honor for slain gay icon By Will O’Bryan Published on January 24, 2013, 2:36am | Comments For many, airports are uncomfortable complexes of invasive pat-downs, overpriced sundries and shoeless shuffling. Surly exchanges across countless customer-service counters provide tense white noise [...]
Michael Yaki | Posted: 01/16/2013 8:59 am Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Lawyer, Government Affairs consultant, and Political Analyst Last August the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing in Birmingham, Ala. As I disembarked the plane and took an escalator down to baggage claim, I passed one of those ubiquitous signs of [...]
On January 15, I introduced legislation to add Harvey Milk’s name to San Francisco International Airport. Not just to “honor” him – but to move forward the civil rights agenda he lived and died for. Harvey Milk wasn’t just San Francisco’s first openly-gay elected official. He was – and is – an inspiration for all [...]
01.15.13 – 11:37 am | Tim Redmond First of all, it’s a great idea. Major airports get named after people who have had a major impact on society (LaGuardia, Kennedy) or heros (Lt. Commander Edward O’Hare) and Harvey Milk was both. SFO is the gateway to the United States for millions of travelers, much as [...]
By Katia Hetter, CNN updated 2:52 PM EST, Tue January 15, 2013 (CNN) — “Boarding for Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport.” Civil rights activist Stuart Milk can imagine the impact of that airport announcement on the scared young people he’s met in the United Arab Emirates and other countries around the world, where gay [...]
A San Francisco supervisor wants to rename the city’s airport in honor of civil rights leader Harvey Milk, a change supporters said would send a global message about the importance and struggles of gays and lesbians for equality. Supervisor David Campos will introduce legislation Tuesday that would place the proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport [...]
Rally with the national, state and local coalition in support of Harvey Milk SFO. Friday, February 22 at 12:00 Noon on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. Click here for more info and to RSVP!