SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) has introduced a resolution to support efforts to name a Navy ship after gay rights icon Harvey Milk.
Kehoe’s nonbinding Senate Resolution 36 is being considered by the Rules Committee.
As a public speaker, Milk was passionate and eloquent, inspiring a generation of LGBT activists at the beginning of the gay-rights movement. Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White on Nov. 27, 1978.
“Harvey was a major influence in state and national politics on issues important to the LGBT community,” Kehoe said in a statement.
The memory of Milk has been honored in San Diego this year with the renaming of a city street to Harvey Milk Street, which dead-ends in front of The San Diego LGBT Community Center.