Just months after proposing that the San Francisco Airport be named after slain civil rights leader Harvey Milk, officials are now considering naming only a terminal at SFO after him, the Bay Area Reporter reports.
District 9 Supervisor Dan Campos’ proposal of a Harvey Milk International Airport met with fierce and mixed reactions, according to BAR; and even the LGBT community was divided over whether such a tribute was necessary or would be effective at spreading Milk's civil rights messages around the world.
Under the new proposal, a committee will be formed to decide which terminal (or boarding area or control tower) should be named after Milk, the city's first openly gay councilman, who was gunned down along with Mayor George Moscone in 1978. The committee would then make recommendations to the board of supervisors regarding names for all of the airport’s terminals. "Everyone does agree that we need to honor Harvey Milk. It is an important legacy there that should be recognized," Campos told BAR. "The second point is that many people believe that in the proves of honoring Harvey Milk we need to make sure we do it in a way that brings the entire city together."