San Francisco Airport Unveils Harvey Milk Terminal Details

And they want your help to pull it off.

The San Francisco International Airport has revealed some details on Tuesday of plans for the renovation of Terminal 1, to be renamed after the late gay activist and politician Harvey Milk.

Signage will be changed to reflect the new name, Terminal 1: The Harvey B. Milk Terminal and organizers are asking the public to submit images for the historical displays about Milk, who became California’s first openly gay elected official when he was voted onto the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Tragically, he was gunned down, alongside Mayor Moscone, by former Supervisor Dan White, in 1978.

The plan to rename the terminal was approved this year after a years-long effort.

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Stuart Milk, the nephew of the late gay activist Harvey Milk, sits next to a photograph of his uncle after a press conference announcing legislation to create a Harvey Milk Day in California, in 2009.

“We are very proud to share our plans for Terminal 1: The Harvey B. Milk Terminal,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero in a statement. “The designs unveiled today will serve as a fitting tribute to the life and legacy of this pioneering civil rights leader, and we are excited to engage our entire community in submitting image content to help tell his story to travelers around the world.”

Designers will choose 160 photos to be part of the temporary displays while the terminal is under renovation. 40 of those will then be chosen to be part of the display permanently, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Submissions can be sent to a page on the SFO Museum website through December 14.

The terminal is set to open in phases, beginning in July, with a full opening slated for the end of 2022.

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Personal possessions of Milk are displayed during the grand opening of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History Museum on January 12, 2011, in San Francisco.

Other updates will include an exterior treatment for the new facility, visible from the roadway as travelers enter the domestic terminal loop, as well as transition areas between terminals that will announce the naming of the terminal, and a dedication plaque bearing Milk’s name.

Watch the press conference outlining the new details below.

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