The council vote in Salt Lake City has declared that the street near the Mormon Church’s headquarters (what an irony:)) will be named after the famous fighter for gay rights Harvey Milk. LGBT rights group Equality Utah spearheaded the proposal to rename 900 South as ‘Harvey Milk Boulevard’.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man who worked in the Public Office in California. But he could hold his post only for less than a year – then he was killed by one of his colleagues.
After the plan gained support from Salt Lake City’s mayor, the city council this week unanimously voted to name a street after the assassinated rights hero. Equality Utah Executive Director Troy Williams said previously: “I think 10 years from now, 20 years from now Harvey Milk won’t just be an icon for the LGBT community.
“Harvey Milk will be an icon for all Americans and all Utahns. I think in time, all of Utah will be proud to have a street named after him.” Harvey Milk Boulevard will join a list of streets in Salt Lake City to have been named after civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Rosa Parks Boulevard.