- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Salt Lake City has installed signs for a downtown street that’s been named in honor of pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk.

Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski helped mount signs Friday morning in preparation for a dedication celebration taking place Saturday.

Biskupski is the city’s first openly gay mayor.

Salt Lake City’s Council voted unanimously last month to rename part of 900 South after Milk.

Milk won a seat on San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in 1977, becoming one of the first openly gay people elected to public office in the U.S.

In addition to Salt Lake City’s first openly gay mayor, Utah’s capital city recently elected its second sitting gay councilman, creating an increasingly friendly atmosphere for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.


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