Harvey Milk Airport and LGBT Superlatives

John Becker

John Becker is an LGBT activist, writer, and blogger who has played a critical part in a number of high-profile victories, including a successful international media campaign that resulted in Apple dropping a “gay cure” iPhone app, and a sting operation in which Becker went undercover with hidden cameras at the clinic co-owned by Marcus and Michele Bachmann and exposed them for offering fraudulent “ex-gay” therapy. Becker has appeared as a guest on major news and political shows including ABC's World News Tonight, Nightline, and Good Morning America; NBC's Today Show; Fox's Alan Colmes Show; MSNBC's Ed Schultz Show and Live with Al Sharpton, and the Associated Press Television Network. He and his work have also been mentioned in notable newspapers including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

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2 Responses

  1. I really don’t have much of an opinion about “first-ever” superlatives”. I can’t worry about such unimportant things when bigotry and racism is so alive and well in America.

    But I do think renaming SFO for Harvey Milk is so fucking coooooollll!!!!!

    Also, I fly to D.C. all the time. I was born there and I got to tell you I refuse to call it anything other than National Airport. The Reagan name irritates me no end. I feel the same way about calling the Willis Tower here in Chicago anything but the Sears Tower and I won’t even acknowledge Macy’s after they took over Marshall Fields. Macy’s will never have the class that Marshall Fields had. LOL

  2. Roy Steele says:

    I have mixed emotions about this. While I share your enthusiasm for the positive aspects, we celebrate Harvey’s life, and commemorate him as our gay patron saint, with many memorials. There is a state holiday – Harvey Milk Day, and Harvey Milk Plaza (subway station), and there is the Harvey Milk Arts and Recreation Center, and Harvey Milk School, The Harvey Milk Library public library, The Harvey Milk Institute, Harvey Milk Photo Center, must I go on? It’s a grand gesture, and it will be a ballot measure for city residents to decide. For some reason I always thought the airport would be named for Nancy Pelosi, our member of Congress and the first woman to be Speaker of the House. I could rally ’round that – but I’m not so sure about Harvey. Nancy Pelosi gets the nod in my book.

What do you think?