Down in the land of flip flops and fish tacos, Harvey Milk's legacy will be honored via a new street name. San Diego will rename a street in honor of the slain gay rights leader and former San Francisco supervisor, making the southern California city the first to name an avenue after Milk. Why San Diego? According to the BAR, San Diego's queer community thinks of Milk as one of their own. "He was stationed in San Diego in the 1950s when he served in the U.S. Navy, leading local activists to recently launch a campaign urging Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to name a naval vessel the USS Harvey Milk."
Blaine Avenue will be re-named Harvey Milk Street. It will debut on May 22.
Oh, and speaking of naming a naval vessel the USS Harvey Milk, a resolution crafted by District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener, D9 Supervisor David Campos and D5 Supervisor Christina Olague withdrew support for the rechristening. Both feel that there are "better ways to honor Harvey Milk."